The November 7th B-Town Beat is just about here! Maps will be available at participating venues but if you’d like, you can download and print this map and bring it with you! All you need to do is click on the image or the link below and hit print. Blue markers are participating venues and red will be accepting donations for Transform Burien – Remember to bring gently used or new clothing, sleeping bags, blankets, tarps, or non perishable food to donate to Transform Burien. See you on the Beat!
November is a month of harvest and thanksgiving. In light of this, the B-Town Beat Music and Art Walk will be collecting donations for Transform Burien’s food and clothing bank.
As covered by the Highline Times this week:
Transform Burien is a local not-for-profit organization that was founded in the early 2000’s as a cooperative effort to unify christian churches in Burien. Operating out of The Annex, the former Burien Community Center on the corner of S.W. 146th Street and 4th Ave. S.W., Transform Burien opens a soup kitchen, clothing bank, and food bank that serves hundreds of people in need in the Highline area every week. The group also partners with King County Mobile Medical Unit to provide free medical care twice a month and free dental care once a month and hosts a back to school back pack giveaway, a Christmas toy drive, and other special events throughout the year. Read More
Good news! Sunny clear skies are expected for the October 3rd B-Town Beat! That means that the stage is set perfectly for the community to come out and welcome 7 new business to downtown Burien and check out some form of art at 30 independent Burien businesses! Invite your friends, invite your family, invite strangers! See you on the Beat!
We are so excited to announce that we are privileged with the opportunity to welcome seven new business into down town Burien at our October 3rd B-Town Beat on top of the 23 venues already participating!
This is your opportunity to check out each of these businesses at a free event while supporting the arts in our community.
The October 3rd B-Town Beat will be held from 6pm to 9pm with venues located between 1st Ave and 10th Ave SW and SW 152nd & 153rd St. Each venue will host visual art, dance, music, photography or some other form of art. Many of these local business will also offer ways for people to participate and/or specials on food or retail items.
We’re asking everyone to consider eating dinner or grabbing refreshments at one of the participating or new featured bars or eateries and then checking out all to be offered on the Beat. The new featured businesses include The Greek House, Black Zia Cantina, Maven Mercantile, Start Fresh, The Barber Shop, Lucky U and Burien Arts Gallery.
See you on October 3rd!
You may have noticed the rain, thunder and lightning during your morning commute. We’re sure the first thing that came to mind with the crazy weather was “Oh no! What about the B-Town Beat from 6pm to 9pm tonight?” We’ll, this blog post is here to answer your questions and concerns.
The rain doesn’t change a thing!
Okay, it does change a few things but the fact is that the 4th monthly B-Town Beat Music & Art Walk is still going on as planned. Nearly all the events were already held inside and the few that weren’t have adjusted their plans to provide a safe and dry environment for everyone on the Beat. Phoenix Tea in Olde Burien, for example, would normally hosts a community canvas on the wall outside of their shop. Because of the potential rain they are going to move the canvas under a covered area but still offer everyone the chance to discover their inner Picasso. And if you need to warm up, they will, as always, be serving hot tea.
Phoenix Tea isn’t the only one serving hot beverages on the Beat. 909, Burien Press, Vino Bello, Mark Restaurant and Elliott Bay all serve a variety of hot beverages. The folks at Buriendaily.com are also working to provide hot chocolate at the open mic they are hosting from 6pm to 8pm inside the HomeTask building. All the proceeds from the hot chocolate will be donated to support upcoming B-Town Beat events.
So all of that to say that the rain really doesn’t change a thing. Tonight you have the opportunity to check out many great visual art and photography exhibits, listen to live music, play some music, read some poetry, paint, check out 25 different local businesses, and get to know your community a little bit better.
Grab your umbrella and a raincoat and get on the Beat! See you tonight!
The next B-Town Beat is this Thursday evening! This month we’ve partnered with 25 different venues to bring arts and culture into downtown Burien. Included is a printable PDF that you can print at home and bring with you. If you don’t want to print one off, stop by our booth in front of HomeTask at 611 SW 152nd St. and we’ll get you a map and venue slim jim. See you Thursday!
The next free B-Town Beat Music and Art Walk is just around the corner and we’ve been working like crazy to help local Burien businesses and venues connect with artists from around Burien and the NW. This month there are 25 different venues in downtown Burien hosting visual art, dancing, live music, poetry, photography or crafts for you to check out. The event itself is completely free and is made possible through the hard volunteer work of the B-Town Beat planning and donations by participants and local Burien businesses.
This is a family friendly event and everyone is welcome. Parents with young children are especially encouraged to check out the many community canvases and head over to the King County Library on the corner of SW 152nd St and 4th Ave SW to participate in one of their very popular kids craft projects.
There will be plenty of free parking along SW 152nd & 153rd St but we would encourage you to stop by our home base, a tent in front of HomeTask (611 SW 152nd St), where we will be making a hosting a free music and poetry open mic and handing out free maps and venue lists. From our tent, everyone should be able to make a full circle and visit every venue from 1st Ave SW to 10th Ave SW.
The event takes places from 6pm to 9pm which leaves plenty of time to grab dinner at one of the many eateries participating and located in downtown Burien.
Share and RSVP for the event on Facebook, here.
Join us the first Thursday of every month for Burien’s Monthly Art Walk.
The B-Town Beat Art Walk is a new art walk in downtown Burien that celebrates more than
2-dimensional art. Our goal is to draw people to Burien businesses and celebrate creativity and community. Our current vendor list reaches over 30 participating businesses who have hosted music, spoken word, dance performances and visual art. Please join us by participating and fostering this creative environment.