Thank You to everyone who made the 1st Annual Northwest Mural Masters a Great Success

This month, we are featuring street artists from around the PNW. To kick off our art walk, the B-Town Beat hosted a new event, Northwest Mural Masters (NWMM) - an all-weekend event where we invited street artists from all around the PNW to repaint our alley. This event was a huge success! 

Here are our featured venues this month. Make sure to check them out and visit the Art Alley! Click on the artist's name for more details:

Poets West at Phoenix Tea - Poetry
Creswell/Haynes Duo at Burien Arts Gallery - Jazz Vocal and Guitar
Edward and Theresa McCormick at Burien Books - Painting and Book Signing
Sara Chapman at Three Tree Wellness - Painting
Ryan Burns Trio at Black Zia Cantina
Laura Scheuffele at Page 2 Books
Theta Ripple Studio - Painting
Open Piano Night at Discover Burien
Starheadboy at Burien Press - playful cartoons and burrito unicorns
Art Alley - Fresh art from Northwest Mural Masters
Artists United at the Burien Community Center

Poets West at Phoenix Tea

Phoenix Tea will be featuring poetry readings from PoetsWest for August 6th's art walk.

You can learn more about PoetsWest from their website:
"PoetsWest, a Seattle-based nonprofit literary organization, links the poet with readers and listeners in the broader democratic community. Although poets write their poems in solitude, they do take pride in their craft and usually want to share their poems with an audience. PoetsWest coordinates a variety of reading venues, provides a network for poets and poetry, and produces a weekly radio program of poetry, stories and music from the studios of KSER 90.7 FM in Everett, Washington."

August 6th, 6-9pm
Phoenix Tea
902 SW 152nd St

Creswell/Haynes Duo at Burien Arts Gallery

Julie Creswell and John Haynes will be sharing their Jazz vocals and guitar duo at the Burien Arts Gallery for this art walk. Take a listen below and come visit them!

August 6th, 6-9pm
Burien Arts Gallery
26 SW 152nd St

Edward and Theresa McCormick at Burien Books

Burien Books will be hosting visual (abstract, paintings collages, etc.) artist Edward McCormick 6-9pmThey will also be hosting a book signing for "A Far Cry From Here" by hyper-local author Theresa Mickey McCormick 6-9pm

Burien Books
Thursday August 6th, 2015, 6-9pm
824 SW 152nd St


Sara Chapman at Three Tree Wellness

Award-winning photographer, photoblogger and blue-ribbon Garden Club member Sara L. Chapman has gardened in New York, Florida, California and Washington State, with a life-long interest in scenic, flower and garden photography. She is a graphic designer, since 1999 owning Art Squad Graphics, a graphic arts studio specializing in book design, and a principal in Love That Image Glass Tile Jewelry.

Sara is on the National Board of the Graphic Artists Guild and currently serves as Western U.S. Regional Representative, helping to develop programs and workshops for designers, illustrators, and other creatives. She serves as a member of the Board of Directors for the Friends of the Conservatory, an organization dedicated to supporting the Volunteer Park Conservatory in Seattle, Washington.

Sara will be showing her work at Three Tree Wellness for the August Beat.

Thursday August 6th, 2015, 6-9pm
Three Tree Wellness
643 SW 152nd St

Ryan Burns Trio at Black Zia Cantina

Starting at 8pm, the very talented Ryan Burns Trio will be playing a set at Black Zia Cantina. Make sure to stop by for the B-Town Beat's after party!

Thursday August 6th, 6-9pm
Black Zia Cantina
15212 6th Ave SW

Laura Scheuffele at Page 2 Books

Laura Scheuffele grew up in the Seattle area and is still entranced by the soft quality of light and the bountiful blues and greens special to the Northwest. Since as early as she could hold a pencil, she was a child who never gave up drawing and painting. She studied under a number of acclaimed artists and her work has been shown in a variety of regional exhibitions.

Six years living in Japan have given her insight into the differences between Western and Eastern cultures and art forms as well as the realization of the commonalities that bind all mankind.

Since her return to Renton in 1981, this Montessori teacher, wife and mother has used her artwork to illustrate classroom materials and to introduce mood and beauty.

Laura enjoys using watercolor, pastel, ink and acrylics to convey the intrigue.

“I’m in awe over the play of light on the subject which brings to life its own beauty.”

She is also the proud owner of Revolution Gallery in Issaquah -

Come see Laura's work at Page 2 Books.
Thursday August 6th 6-9pm
Page 2 Books
457 SW 152nd St

Theta Ripple Studio

Alexis St. John is a local Burien artist who as recently acquired a gallery space behind the Discover Burien office. Drop by, see her work, and her works in progress!

For more information about Alexis, visit her website here.

Thursday August 6th, 6-9pm
Theta Ripple Studio
427 SW 152nd St

Open Piano Night at Discover Burien

If you know how to play piano, you can come play at the Discover Burien office!

Thursday August 6th, 6-9pm
Discover Burien Office
427 SW 152nd St

Starheadboy at Burien Press

Starheadboy is a local artist and Burien resident. Much of his latest artwork focuses on a magical creature, the Burrito Unicorn. He will have original artwork as well as printed materials available at Burien press. During the art walk, he'll be giving out free Starheadboy and Burrito Unicorn buttons!

Thursday August 6th, 6-9pm
Burien Press
423 SW 152nd St

Art Alley

Did you know Burien has its own Art Alley? SW 152nd Alley between 4th and 6th Ave SW is full of a variety of professional street art made by local PNW artists. 

Thursday August 6th, 2015, 6-9pm
Art Alley
SW 152nd Alley between 4th and 6th Ave SW.

Artists United at Burien Community Center

While this is not a part of our Beat walk, it's important to support all arts in Burien. If you have time after the B-Town Beat, Artists United is having an opening reception for their show at the Burien Community Center.

Artists United is a club made up of amateur, professional, and retired artists. Our aims are to encourage individual artistic development, and to bring art into the community. 

The club began meeting in 1949, originally started by a group of watercolor painters living in Burien and the surrounding areas. Gradually the club expanded, and has grown to include members from throughout South King County, working in a variety of media: drawing, painting, photography, sculpture, ceramics, glass, and jewelry.

Thursday August 6th, 6-9pm
Burien Community Center
14700 6th Ave SW