Spooky Picks in the Gateway Arts District this Saturday October 25th

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Saturday, October 4, 11, 18, 25
Ages: 5 and up.
Advance Registration Required
From mermaids to ninjas, young artists will create drawn characters and wearable costumes based on their characters. A great way to get ready for Halloween festivities!

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A Spooky good time for the whole family!
*  Monster Mash Dance Party featuring DJ Kurt
*  Costume Contest (Ages 12 & under)
*  Pumpkin Crafts

Free and open to the public! No reservations necessary.

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You know the song. You’ve seen the video. Now, learn the dance!

Join with other Michael Jackson fans this month for a community performance of the much-loved “THRILLER,” Jackson’s hit song, video and dance from the early 1980s.

The free event will be held on Saturday, October 25th at Joe’s Movement Emporium with rehearsal time from 5:30-7:00pm and dance from 7-8:30pm.

TWO new free Artist Portrait Photo Shoots with Charles Steck

There are hundreds of artists registered online at MyGatewayArts.org, but our experience living, working and playing in the GAD has taught us there are so many more artists here than we know. So we’re funding an attempt to meet them all, document where they live and work, and photograph them all for free.

These next two shoots are with photographer Charles Steck. You can check out some of his work by clicking here.

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Wednesday, October 22 from 3:00pm – 6:00pm
4051 34th Street, Mt. Rainier, MD 20712
Artists Sign Up for a Time Slot: http://www.slottr.com/sheets/30225

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Wednesday, October 29 from 6:00pm – 9:00pm
5200 Baltimore Ave Suite 101, Hyattsville, Maryland 20781
Artists Sign Up for a Time Slot: http://www.slottr.com/sheets/30241

See photos from past photo shoots by following our Twitter account or liking us on Facebook.

RFP: Environmental Public Art Project: Riverdale Park EW Hwy & Rt 1 (10/31 20k+)

A new RFP has been announced for the placement of public art in Riverdale Park, at Route 1 & East-West Highway in Prince George’s County. Minimum budget of $20,000, to date.
Please see below, and share with your circles. Sorry if you’ve received this e-mail more than once!
Application deadline is October 31, 2014.
WHAT: RFP: Environmental Public Art Project: Riverdale Park at East-West Highway & Route 1
Download RFP http://bit.ly/1wRxQX4
WHO: Hyattsville CDC, Town of Riverdale Park, Prince George’s Arts & Humanities Council, Department of the Environment – Open to County Artists
WHEN: Applications due Friday, Oct. 31, 2014
WHERE: Site location is 6309 Baltimore Avenue, Riverdale Park, MD 20737
The Hyattsville CDC in partnership with the Town of Riverdale Park, Prince George’s Arts & Humanities Council, and the Department of the Environment invites proposals for the design and delivery of a distinctive permanent sculptural artwork to kick off the first installation of the Town of Riverdale Park’s newly instituted Public Art Initiative.
This effort is part of the ongoing Environmental Public Art Project series that the Prince George’s Arts & Humanities Council and the Department of the Environment conceived of and instituted. This proposal will incorporate and feature sustainable materials and promote environmental awareness in an original way.
The sculptural work will be sited at the J.D. Williams Professional Building in Riverdale Park, MD. Located at the northeast corner of the intersection of Route One and East-West Highway, this critically-themed work will emerge as both a landmark and a visionary testament to the values and goals of the Town and the County. Special thanks to project sponsors Councilmember Jonathan Ebbeler and the Riverdale Park Arts Council.
PROJECT BUDGET: a minimum of $20,000, to date. Fundraising is successfully ongoing.
ELIGIBILITY: Sculptors and Public Artists that live, work or have their studio in Prince George’s County, Maryland.