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B/ IAS Brings Back "Night of 1000 Pumpkins"

Nov. 1st at Dotty Harper Park !

Ever since the B/ IAS sites closing gala Nov. 1st 2009 the city of Burien has been doing "A Night of the Pumpkin" in Dotty Harper park as a legacy event geared towards family’s with storytelling , sugar sculls, crafts and more. The idea was always to bring back a little of the Magic we all enjoyed so much with a Night of 1000 Pumpkins whenever The Day of The dead fell on a weekend. Well this is the year, the original founders of the B/ IAS project are teaming back up with the City of Burien , Discover Burien and Ignition North West to bring you big interactive art, fire, music and most importantly PUMPKINS.  

So bring your family, Bring your Carved pumpkin so we can light up the park (we will compost them) and most of all bring your enthusiasm.

See you at :

Dotty Harper Park Nov. 1st 6-10 PM



Thank you Burien for a great B/ IAS year !

And thank you to The City of Burien for naming January Eleventh Dane Johnson and Kathy Justin Day and the American Institute of Architects for recognizing B/IAS in the Social Sustainability category for the 2009 awards.


The Burien/ Interim Art Space (B/ IAS) was a year–long experiment, combining and transforming the concepts of art, temporary green spaces, and community gathering.

The Interim Art Space at Burien's Town Square is displaying Burien's first major temporary art piece, "The Passage," a sculpture depicting a mother and child walking together to share and explore life. This artwork was first created by Dan Das Mann and Karen Cusolito for the 2005 Burning Man Arts Festival. The figures stand a dramatic 30' and 20' tall and are fabricated out of recycled and scrap metal.

B/ IAS is located just north of Burien Town Square; Phase I of the project is now under construction. This exciting space not only showcase art, but is an energetic gathering place for Burien's citizens. B/ IAS is a working canvas being transformed by the efforts of both artists and the community throughout the year.

The art space celebrated its opening on Saturday, January 24th, 2009 with the installation of "The Passage." The project will conclude a year later when the sculptures are removed.

B/ IAS is a collaboration between Ignition Northwest, the Burien Arts Commission, Urban Partners and GGLO.

To volunteer, create, or to work a plot of land on the B/ IAS project please email orjoin our Google group to find out about work and planning meetings.



Thank you :

Dane Johnson and Kathy Justin : Founders

One year after the B/ IAS project took down its last sculpture the Pacific Northwest was hit by an unusual wind storm that has cost the founders of the project there house and home.

Their story can be found Here and Here