The Dickens Carolers will be performing at ReMax for December Art Walk

The Dickens Carolers will be performing at ReMax on December 4th from 6-9pm for the December B-Town Beat. This quartet of carolers consists of two lovely ladies decked in velvet dresses and two gentlemen in tailcoats and top hats. Singing both modern and classic holiday songs, you won't be able to help but sing along. 

ReMax has been a consistent and vibrant venue for the entire 2014 B-Town Beat season. Make sure to stop by for this treat on December 4th from 6-9pm at 636 SW 152nd St.

Kids Crafts and Performance by Andrea and Cheth Rowe at ReTreasure

ReTreasure is one of our newest businesses on SW 152nd St and is a great addition to our kids activities on the Beat. This month, ReTreasure will have live music by Cheth and Andrea Rowe as well as a make and take votive candle craft using upcycled sheet music. Suggested donation for the craft is $10.


Andrea Rowe is a soulful singer with a pure, warm, and extraordinarily powerful voice. Performing as a duo, she and her husband, Cheth, play original, heartfelt blues, folk & rock, plus an eclectic mix of covers. Andy, as her friends call her, has been compared to Bonnie Raitt and Joni Mitchell. While on vocals, guitar or conga, she is accompanied by Cheth on piano, harmonica and accordion. Their chemistry lends a uniquely united quality to a highly enjoyable show.

Make sure to stop by ReTreasure at 627 SW 152nd St.

Exciting events at Skinperfect for November's Art Walk


Skinperfect is proud to feature furniture artisan Rebecca McIvor of Urban Dupre, jazz vocalist Amy Kramer Hawks, and painter Jennifer Sturgeon for November's Art Walk & Holiday Open house. 

Rebecca McIvor is a lifetime Burien-area resident and has recently started a furniture restoration company, Urban Dupre. What began as a creative outlet has become a passion and trans formative experience. Rebecca up-cycles forgotten and unloved furniture and brings them back to life with fresh hardware, coats of paint, and a little elbow grease.  Along with the pieces for sale at Skinperfect, Urban Dupre will also accept custom work. Visit Rebecca at the art walk or contact her at 206-498-0458 or for more details.

Amy Kramer Hawks will be performing a live set of Holiday Jazz to get you inspired and holiday ready!  Amy is a proud Burienite and is looking forward to meeting her fellow neighbors! She was recently featured at the Ballard Jam House as well as The Pacific Jazz Institute. 

Jennifer Sturgeon is currently enrolled at Seattle Central Community College studying music and art. She also is an experienced Aesthetician and finds that painting allows her to separate herself from everyday life while bringing color & passion into the lives of others. Although she has lived on Maui for a spell,  Seattle has always been her home as she was born and raised here in the Northwest. She finds inspiration in nature and enjoys the various natural sceneries  that are pocketed all throughout Seattle.

Help support the November 6 Beat & Transform Burien Food & Clothing Drive by spreading the word!

Help support the November 6 Beat & Transform Burien Food & Clothing Drive by spreading the word!

The November 6th B-Town Beat Music & Art Walk and Transform Burien Food & Clothing Drive is just under a week away and we would love your support spending the word about the event in this final stretch. 

There are a number of easy ways that you can help us get the word out and we've made tools to help with a few of them: In person, with our Facebook event and finally, with images on your favorite social media platform. 

Read more after the break!

Olde Burien Open House happening during November Beat!

Olde Burien Open House

It's great when cool events coincide! In addition to November 6th's regularly scheduled Art Walk events, including a Transform Burien clothing and food drive, Olde Burien is holding a holiday open house.

On November 6th from 5-8pm, participants can pick up a stamp card at any of the participating Olde Burien businesses. Art walkers who visit every business on the list (no purchase necessary) will be entered to win one of three gift baskets! Some businesses will be offering specials, discounts, and treats as well as live music and art for the B-Town Beat. 

See the complete list of participating businesses after the break.

Participating businesses include:

RSVP for the event on the Olde Burien Holiday Open House Facebook event here.

Help support those in need in Burien by donating winter clothing and food at the November 6 Beat!

At the November 6th B-Town Beat, select venues will be collecting donations of new or gently used winter clothing, blankets, sleeping bags, and non-perishable food items for Transform Burien.

Transform Burien is based out of The Annex on 4th Ave. S.W. and S.W. 146th St. The organization serves two hot meals each week, one on Sundays between 3pm and 5pm, and again on Wednesdays between 12pm and 2pm. Hot meals aren’t the only thing Transform Burien offers to those in need in Burien. Every Sunday the group opens a food and clothing bank where new and gently used clothing and non-perishable food is available for free. The clothing bank opens again each Wednesday.

Transform Burien operates entirely on donations and volunteer time. On November 6th, the B-Town Beat Music and Art Walk will be collecting gently used clothing, sleeping bags and blankets, as well as non-perishable food to support Transform Burien’s efforts to support those in need in the Highline area. Participating businesses will be accepting physical donations. The event takes place between 4th Ave. SW and 10th Ave. SW on SW 152nd Street between 6pm and 9pm and drop off locations will be designated on the event map found at every venue on the Beat. See you there!

Black Zia to host Lis Wright Ivec for November 6 Music & Art Walk

Black Zia Cantina on 6th Avenue S.W. and S.W. 152nd street in downtown Burien is hosting the work of Lis Wright Ivec for the November 6th B-Town Beat Music & Art Walk!  You can get a sneak peak of their show by checking out her Etsy page here.

Burien Arts Gallery’s November exhibit spotlights two artists whose work draws from vastly different origins

Work by Kalvin Zane Rutagengwa.

Work by Kalvin Zane Rutagengwa.

The Burien Arts Gallery in Olde Burien will be hosting a new exhibit featuring two artists whose work draws from two vastly different origins. Their official art opening reception takes place on Friday, November 7th, but you can get a preview of the new shows during the November 6th B-Town Beat Music & Art Walk the evening before. Read all about the two artists in the statement set to us by Burien Arts after the break. 

Work by Tamara Stephas

"Kalvin Zane Rutagengwa is a self-taught painter and sculptor who discovered his artistic talent as a 6-year-old boy in Rwanda. Tamara Stephas is a landscape painter and sculptor whose work is deeply rooted in the Pacific Northwest.
You can meet both artists at the exhibit’s Opening Reception on Friday, Nov. 7, 4-8 p.m. The show runs Nov. 4-Nov. 30.
Artists United’s November display at the Gallery features acrylic painters Judy Eckhardt and Janet Price. Eckhardt uses many layers of paint to achieve rich colors and vibrant paintings. Her exhibit focuses on boats and beach houses. Price is a painter and print maker. In honor of the Day of the Dead, she will feature some of her work from Mexico.
Fine-art ceramics and jewelry will also be on display.
As a member of the Tutsi tribe that was nearly eradicated in the Rwanda genocide, Rutagengwa let peace and reconciliation be his motivation during this time. He used his artistic talents to help orphans build their lives on art rather than as street beggars.
Stephas’ work explores the relationship between humans and our environment by combining landscape painting with architectural elements and text.
The Gallery is located at 826 S.. 152nd St. in Olde Burien. Gallery hours are Wednesday-Saturday, noon-6 p.m. and Sunday, noon-4 p.m. We are closed Monday and Tuesday.

For more information, visit or call 206-244-7808."

909 Coffee & Wine to host the ever so talented Ryan Burns for the November 6 Music & Art Walk

909 Coffee & Wine in Olde Burien will be hosting our very own Ryan Burns for the November 6 Music & Art Walk. Ryan is one of the founding members of the B-Town Beat but also a very talented and accomplished musician. 909 might be the perfect place to start or end your Beat on November 6, if not for the awesome food and drinks served there, then for the performance for Ryan Burns.

"Ryan Burns studied piano at Berklee School of Music in Boston, and has been teaching and playing music professionally for over 20 years. Burns spent time on faculty at University of Puget Sound and Pacific Lutheran University. He currently owns and operates Burien School of Music, teaching piano, bass, and guitar. He has performed with Matt Cameron (Soundgarden, Pearl Jam), Duff McKagan (Guns and Roses), Peter DiStefano (Porno For Pyros), Bobby Previte, Wayne Horvitz, Skerik, Matt Jorgensen, Thomas Marriott, and others. Burns has played piano with the Tacoma Symphony, wrote music for the Food Network TV show “Food Nation with Bobby Flay,” and recorded on dozens of CD’s, including six as a leader. Jazz Times Magazine writes “Keyboardist Ryan Burns has a lyrical, controlled style on organ, Moog and Fender Rhodes, the latter played with a gorgeous chimelike tone.”"

Keller Williams will be hosting Ron Weinstein for November Art Walk

Ron Weinstein playing at Keller Williams

Make sure to visit Keller Williams on November 6 from 6-9pm. They will be hosting a great artist, Ron Weinstein.

Ron Weinstein grew up in New York City and began playing piano when he was 7. In 1968 he moved to San Francisco with the other Hippies and later took Jazz lessons from Jim Roussey. Ron's early gigs included solo piano and drunken singing at the Albatross in North Beach and keys in an Asian underground disco band. Ron came to Seattle in 1987 and took lessons from Jerome Gray. He played lunch time piano for a few years at the New Orleans and Hammond B3 in various blues bands with John Hodgkin, Tim Sherman, and Lee Oskar.  Currently he plays in Crack Sabbath, the JD Hobson Band, the Yada Yada Blues Band, the Jelly Rollers and the Suffering Mike and Ron with Thomas Marriott as a frequent guest. Ron currently leads a piano trio Sundays at Vito's and Tuesdays and Fridays at Brass Tacks.

Tristan Gianola will be playing at Maven Mercantile for November Beat

Tristan Gianola will be performing at Maven Mercantile

For this month's art walk, Maven Mercantile will be hosting Seattle-area guitarist, Tristan Gianola. You can find him on November 6 from 6-9pm at 641 SW 152nd St., 

Tristan Gianola is an active guitarist, composer and arranger based in the Seattle area. Prior to joining the Seattle music scene Gianola studied composition, conducting and guitar at Cornish College of The Arts.
A versatile guitarist, Gianola has specialized in rock, country, funk, metal, free improvisation, jazz, progressive, R&B, folk and more. Current bands he plays in include SpiceRack, Beth Fleenor’s Boom Boom Band, Electric Circus, Being John Mclaughlin (tribute to Mahavishnu Orchestra) The Royal Room Wedding Band (The Chancellors). Past projects include Tristan Gianola Quintet, Torture Garden (Tribute to Naked City w/ Wayne Horvitz), Sydnee Ranee Band, Music of Henry Mancini, Music of Barbra Streisand & Karen Carpenter, Scary Music Ensemble, Film Improvisation Ensemble, Spontaneous Rex, Mullet and many more. When he is not performing he keeps busy working alongside Wayne Horvitz at The Royal Room in Columbia City.
As a composer Gianola has composed and arranged for orchestra, big band, wind ensemble, opera, chorus, string quartet, rock bands, various chamber ensembles and more.

Burien Press releases time-lapse of Mantra's Art Alley mural

Burien Press releases time-lapse of Mantra's Art Alley mural

B-Town Beat member's Burien Press has released a time-lapse of French artist, Mantra, who was kind enough to request partake in our Art Alley Project last August. Mantra painted one large mural behind Burien Press and two smaller murals further west in the Art Alley as well as a privately commissioned mural in Olde Burien in front of the B-Town Beat member, Phoenix Tea.

The video and text from Burien Press' blog can be found after the break! 

October B-Town Beat featuring several performers

October's B-Town Beat is full of exciting performers and artists. 

Skinperfect is hosting Amy Kramer Hawks, a Jazz Vocalist and mixed media artist from 6-8 pm.

Jacques Willis will be performing vibraphone solos at ReMax

Berkshire Hathaway is hosting local guitarist, Bernie. Bernie has opened for Joan Baez, seen on Komo News, and heard on local radio. He has performed in the Seattle area for both adults and children for over 25 years. 

Keller Williams will be hosting Gregg Robinson on piano.

Spencer Hoveskeland will be performing solo guitar at 909 Coffee and Wine.

Maven Mercantile is hosting a celebration for her one year anniversary! She will be hosting northwest musical duo, March to May, and serving wine and appetizers.


Try to visit a venue you've never been to!


The Maven Mercantile celebrating one year anniversary with October Music & Art Walk

The Maven Mercantile celebrating one year anniversary with October Music & Art Walk

It's hard to believe it has already been one year since The Maven Mercantile first opened in Burien! It was during the New Business Beat in our first season of the Music and Art Walk that Heidi Pomeroy opened the doors of her new Burien business and partnered with us to promote a strong and vibrant community by joining local business and the arts so at October's Music and Art Walk, The Maven Mercantile will be hosting their first anniversary party...

B-Town Beat’s Art Alley project featured on King 5

B-Town Beat’s Art Alley project featured on King 5

The B-Town Beat's very own Art Alley project has been featured on King 5 news this week! We've been working hard since the City of Burien's Art Commission first approved our project proposal to use art as a catalyst to convert a previously undesirable space to one that is used as an economic and community driver. You can check the little piece King 5 did on us on their website.