Creative Life in the Gateway Arts District

Honoring our Gateway Arts District Artists

Today the Maryland State Arts Council (MSAC), an agency of the Maryland Department of Business and Economic Development, announced that they awarded 89 Maryland Artists for creating work of exceptional quality within a range of disciplines.

“Artists and art making in Maryland fuel our creative economy and expand opportunities for cultural engagement across the state,” said Dominick Murray, Secretary, Maryland Department of Business and Economic Development. “The diversity of work by exceptional individual artists is essential to the arts industry, which generates a billion dollars a year in Maryland.”

Read the full press release by clicking here. 

Art Lives Here is thrilled to see some familiar names on the list and want to do a quick shout out to some of our own Gateway Arts District Talent:

Daniel Burkholder


Laura Schandelmeier


J.J. McCracken


Kimmie Dobbs


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About neenajoe

Joe’s Movement Emporium is a cultural arts hub that acts as a catalyst for creativity and economic opportunity for all through productions and programs in education, artist services and work readiness. Located in the town center of Mount Rainier, Maryland within the Prince George’s County Gateway Arts District, the organization supports and promotes creative projects of local artists and community groups. For additional information on programs and events, please visit

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