Creative Life in the Gateway Arts District
April 1, 2014 Brentwood, MD – Iconic pop star Prince spotted in the Gateway Arts District. Making stops at local businesses and shops, the pop star blends into community life in the towns of Hyattsville, North Brentwood, Brentwood and Mount Rainier.
“I couldn’t believe it, I came in for a combustion belt and from the side of my eye I see a short fella with an open shirt and sparkling gold chain, he looked sort of familiar,” says a B&J customer, “When the fella walks out the store the clerk says ‘yes-that was Prince’ in a casual tone.”
“It’s not that surprising that Prince is here” says Carole Bernard, Executive Director of the Gateway Arts District, “These four towns are the most dynamic and artistic places in the D.C. metropolitan area.”
As a dynamic center of innovation in the arts for Prince George’s County and beyond, the Gateway Arts District defies both definition and expectation. More than a collection of neighborhoods, it’s a vibrant environment – a place to inspire and be inspired, to experience the creative process, and to appreciate pioneering, experienced artists of every medium.
Prince, also known as is a Minneapolis, Minnesota native. As a songwriter, performer and actor, the artist came into full popularity in the eighties and has had thirty songs in the top forties. Prince is notable for his movie Purple Rain.
No concerts or special appearances have been scheduled for the artist. It is unclear the official reason why Prince is in the Gateway Arts District and calls to his agency have gone unreturned.
Art Lives Here is a community collaboration facilitated by Joe’s Movement Emporium. Planning Partners include Gateway Community Development Corporation, Hyattsville Community Development Corporation, Prince George’s African American Museum and Cultural Center, Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission, Art Works Now, Red Dirt Studio, Joe’s Movement Emporium and Prince George’s Arts and Humanities Council. The initiative is supported by ArtPlace America and Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission.
For additional information about Art Lives Here, contact Neena Narayanan, Art Lives Here Coordinator, at Joe’s Movement Emporium, at Neena@joesmovement.org or 301-699-1819. Please visit www.ArtLivesHereMD.wordpress.com and www.myGatewayArts.org to learn more about Art Lives Here and the Gateway Arts District.