Get down and dirty with Art Lives Here this Fall

This photo's from the 6th Annual Downtown Hyattsville Arts Festival in 2013 - Features Hyattsville Community Arts Alliance (HCAA) artist Pepe Piedra

This photo’s from the 6th Annual Downtown Hyattsville Arts Festival in 2013 – Features Hyattsville Community Arts Alliance (HCAA) artist Pepe Piedra

7th Annual Downtown Hyattsville Arts Festival
Saturday, September 13at 11:00am – 5:00pm
Busboys & Poets: 5331 Baltimore Ave, Hyattsville, Maryland 20781

FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC
See over 70 exhibiting artists, enjoy live entertainment and eat some great food on the happening streets of Hyattsville. Last year, over 4,000 DC-area art aficionados lined the streets of the Arts District Hyattsville shopping center to experience amazing arts & crafts, numerous live performances, as well as tasty local food & drink. RSVP

Trans Action, Photo by Shaun Schroth

Trans Action, Photo by Shaun Schroth

On Sight / Insight
Wednesday, September 17at 7:30pm
Joe’s Movement Emporium: 3309 Bunker Hill Rd, Mount Rainier, Maryland 20712

FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC WITH ARTIST PRESENTATION BY MAIDA WITHERS
Maida discusses her historic site-based works and presents films and photographs of works that took place locally and internationally inside and outside of buildings, at galleries and museums, earth sites, National Parks, and other non-traditional spaces. Withers gives context to the role and place of space in the creation and performance of dances for “live audiences” and on dance films shot on location. RSVP

Trans Action, Photo by Shaun Schroth

Trans Action, Photo by Shaun Schroth

Trans Action
Saturday, September 20at 8:30pm
The New Art Works Now: 4800 Rhode Island Ave, Hyattsville MD 20781

FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC WITH ARTIST PRESENTATION BY MAIDA WITHERS DANCE CONSTRUCTION COMPANY
Maida Withers Dance Construction Company will be joined by electronic musician/composer Steve Hilmy on September 20th at 8:30 pm in Art Works Now’s new location. Lighting will be designed by Enoch Chan of Deviated Theater. Withers, a pioneer and innovator of site-specific work in the world of dance, proposed a concept to the Art Lives Here partners back in January that would engage audiences with the questions, “does art live here?” and “what does it mean if art lives here?” The piece, entitled “Trans Action” allows the audience to decide if “art” (two female dancers) can survive the onslaught of eight dancers in business suits attempting to dominate and suppress her. RSVP

Acts of Arriving, Photo by Casi York

Acts of Arriving, Photo by Casi York

Acts of Arriving Workshop
Saturday, September 27at 1:00pm – 3:30pm
Joe’s Movement Emporium: 3309 Bunker Hill Rd, Mount Rainier, Maryland 20712

FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC WITH ARTIST PRESENTATION BY DANIEL BURKHOLDER
Join The PlayGround for a series of hands-on workshops for all ages. Activities will include art and writing projects, mini-performances, and creative placemaking. Stop by for 10 minutes or the whole time. RSVP

Acts of Arriving, Photo by Casi York

Acts of Arriving, Photo by Casi York

Acts of Arriving
Saturday, October 18at 11:00am
Starting at Joe’s Movement Emporium: 3309 Bunker Hill Rd, Mount Rainier, Maryland 20712

FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC WITH ARTIST PRESENTATION BY DANIEL BURKHOLDER/THE PLAYGROUND
Join The PlayGround for unique performances incorporating dance, spoken word, and original music while exploring and celebrating DC locations. Starting at 11:00 am at Joe’s Movement Emporium, moving at 1:30 pm to Arts Walk at Monroe Street Market, arriving at 3:45 at Meridian Hill/ Malcom X Park, concluding at 6:00 at The Millenium Stage at The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts. Performers include Kathryn Harris Banks, Anthony Barbir, Valerie Branch, Daniel Burkholder, Daniela Tenhamms Tejos, and Abigail Wallace, with original music byDavid Schulman. RSVP

Biz-Art Match-Up Update #2

The biz-art-match-up-graphicBiz-Art Match-Up Program started in Summer 2014 to enable Gateway-area businesses to participate in the Arts District through support, relationship building and/or event development, while furthering their own business. View Program Updates on the Hyattsville CDC’s Facebook + Tumblr Gallery:
 
It’s exciting to see the results from so many of the collaborations already under-way. The Hyattsville CDC is eagerly uploading photos to their social media (TumblrFacebookFlickr,website and the Art Lives Here Blog!)
Here are some of the latest updates! Photos on HCDC’s Tumblr!
-Michael William Kirby of Murals of Baltimore is creating 3 murals/signage at Cafe Azul in Downtown Hyattsville
-Photos from Kaitlin Moreno for Ivy Lounge of Riverdale Park’s Grand Re-Opening are now online on our Tumblr!
-Lordants continues his work on a Prince George’s County Police-themed Bird Sculpture, reborn from the Birds-I-View series, at Paul Koch Auto Radiator in Downtown Hyattsville
-Alonzo Davis is designing an outdoor LED-lit sculpture at Vintage House Parts & Radiators in North Brentwood – View the article on The Gazette
On Deck:
-Carmen Dorantes is developing marketing tools with H&H Organic at the Mall at Prince Georges in Hyattsville
-Peter Krsko is developing facade/mural work at Shortcake Bakery
-River Owl Homma is developing marketing tools with FrameSavvy in Hyattsville

-Green Owl Design is providing interior design services with Authentic Bartending School in Downtown Hyattsville

-Ashley Chiang of Paper Liberated is developing a hanging installation at Spice 6 in Downtown Hyattsville
Have news you’d like to share?
As you can imagine, we’re excited to see the ongoing variety of artistic services our area business owners and artists are exploring. E-Mail jfair@hyattsvillecdc.org.

Bursting In Air Recap

#BurstingInAir was a community effort of great heights. Check out more pictures http://t.co/uM7v5K4sYK #Hyattsville pic.twitter.com/BqwSYdI2VE— HyattsvilleLifeTimes (@HvilleTimes) July 27, 2014

The Gateway Arts District was blasted back in time 2 Saturdays ago, when Bursting In Air debuted 6 new murals by 3 artist teams at the Alt. Route 1 Overpass beside Franklin’s Restaurant, Brewery, & General Store in Downtown Hyattsville. Each mural featured themes relating to Route 1’s history on route to the War of 1812 that took place in Bladensburg that ended in 1814. The event also featured 3 themed performances. The event was hosted by the Hyattsville Community Development Corporation with several community partners, including

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