Burien will light up Sept. 12
On Saturday, Sept. 12th, Burien Town Square and the Burien Interim Art Space will become magical, lantern-lit spaces for all ages to enjoy.
Stroll the new Town Square Park and Burien's unique temporary sculpture park, B/ IAS, and discover musicians, jugglers, stilt walkers and artist created lantern installations. Get your face painted, make a lantern, and then join the lantern procession at dusk.
This year's Arts-A-Glow festival will feature seven local and regional lantern artists who are creating temporary, site-specific installations for Burien's third annual celebration of light.
All of the artists have designed around the theme of Gathering, which celebrates the beauty and magic of coming together. The installations will range from shadow dancers, seahorses, and totems to a piece that will have scent as well as light.
The musicians and performers may also be wearing illuminated lanterns. The Yellow Hat Band and Boys of Greenwood Glen are just a few of the performers.
Also on Sept. 12th, kids can prepare for the Glow at Burien Fire Station Kids Day at the lantern making booth. Or stop by B/ IAS from 4-6 p.m. and see artists drawing the sculptures as they participate in the " Big Figure Draw."
There will also be a downtown Art Walk from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. hosted by Discover Burien.
Arts-A-Glow will be held from 5-10 p.m. at Burien Town Square Park, 152nd &5th St SW. All events are free and open to all.
For more information on the Glow, a schedule of events, or how to make a lantern at home, go to www.burienwa.gov/GLOW or call 206-988-3700
The Arts-A-Glow festival, including the exhibition of illuminated sculpture and performance, is made possible with the support of 4Culture, Burien Arts, B/ IAS and the City of Burien.