Patrick Robinson
Salmon lanterns decorated an area near Burien Town Square as part of Burien's annual Arts-A-Glow festival Saturday, Sept 12th.

Arts-a-Glow lit up the night

Annual celebration was bright and colorful


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Saturday September 12th saw the Arts-A-Glow festival takeover downtown Burien. The event featured seven local and regional artists who created temporary, site-specific lantern installations ranging from salmon to seahorses to creations that defied description. All of the artists designed around the theme of Gathering!, which celebrates the beauty and magic of coming together. Many people in attendance made their own lanterns to join the fun. Live music was provided by the Yellow Hat Band and later in the evening by the Boys of Greenwood Glen.

A lantern procession began from the new Burien Town Square park around 8 p.m and was followed by a 3-D shadow puppet theater and more live music. The event was sponsored by the City of Burien, Burien Arts, B/ IAS, Denise Henrikson & Leslie Zenz, 4-Culture, Elliott Bay Brewing 

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Abyssinian Dance Drum Circle at Arts-A-Glow

Abyssinian Dance Drum Circle at Arts-A-Glow Festival

We at Abyssinian Dance Center greatly appreciated the turnout for the drum circle at the Burien Arts-a-Glow Festival.

We are thrilled to have the opportunity to participate and perform in events such as these and to share with the community some of the beautiful cultural gifts and traditions that have been passed down through generations.

Abyssinian Dance Center has a regular monthly Rhythm Jam open to the public on the third Friday of each month and everyone is welcome!

Bring your drums, tambourines, zils, hip scarves, or just come and dance or clap to the rhythms as you learn new to dance and drum to the Middle Eastern rhythms. We have loaner zils and hip scarves to help get people in the spirit!

There's always food and beverages to share, feel free to bring something for the table. The environment is warm and loving and lots of fun and laughter.

Here is the link to last month’s Rhythm Jam photo’s on FaceBook!

As you can see from the pictures, we have a great time!

For more information, check out our website or call the studio and ask for Kellie or Mira at 206.988.4897! We look forward to drumming with you soon!

For the love of the dance! For the love of the drum!

Sameerah !
2038 SW 152nd St. #4
Burien, WA 98166