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Burien Creative District launch party will be Saturday, June 17

June 17, 2023 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

EDITOR’S NOTESouth King Media Founder/Publisher Scott Schaefer serves on the Board of Directors for the Seattle Southside Chamber of Commerce.

The Burien Creative District (BCD) is inviting members of the Burien community to attend a special launch party celebration on Saturday, June 17, 2023.

This free event will be held from 6 – 8 p.m. at the Highline Heritage Museum.

On Saturday, June 17, the Burien Creative District will celebrate having obtained this sought-after designation, recognizing the city as a hub for innovation, arts and culture, and creativity. The award-winning Creative Districts program, under the Washington State Arts Commission, works to grow the creative sector and support economic development in geographically defined areas of cultural and economic activity.

The celebration will include local food and drinks, live music from the Ryan Burns Duo, and a short program highlighting the Burien Creative District and how the community can get involved.

“We’re looking forward to celebrating the designation of Certified Creative District and its role in promoting economic development by supporting local artists, performers, cultural and heritage organizations, and the creative economy,” said Committee Co-Chairs, Virginia Wright and Andrew McMasters. “All members of the Burien community are invited to attend this fun event, learn more about the district, and how to participate.”

In addition to the Creative District Certification Launch Party Event, BCD volunteers will host a booth at Discover Burien’s Strawberry Festival, where community members can learn more about the Creative District and contribute to a community art project.

This designation is the culmination of over two years of collaborative efforts by the Burien Creative District Committee, which is composed of Burien residents, businesses, nonprofits, and representatives from city government. Additional strategic work was done by a broader coalition of Burien stakeholders comprising the Burien Creative District Steering Committee.

Event Details:

    • WHAT: Burien Creative District Certification Launch Party
    • WHEN: Saturday, June 17, 2023: 6 – 8 p.m.
    • COST: FREE!
    • WHERE: Highline Heritage Museum, 819 SW 152nd Street, Burien (map below)

About the Burien Creative District

The Burien Creative District Committee works in collaboration and strategic partnership with Arts organizations as well as businesses and community stakeholders to research and create and establish a state-designated Creative District within the City of Burien. More info at

About the Seattle Southside Chamber of Commerce

The Seattle Southside Chamber of Commerce is a non-profit business organization that has served the communities of Burien, Des Moines, Normandy Park, SeaTac, and Tukwila since 1988.  The Chamber focuses on business advancement in the region by helping to build and maintain a strong and equitable economic environment. The Seattle Southside Chamber of Commerce serves as the Burien Creative District Administrator. More info at


June 17, 2023
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm