Creative Life in the Gateway Arts District

Gateway Arts District Receives Unexpected Visitor

Prince takes tour of the towns of Hyattsville, North Brentwood, Brentwood and Mount Rainier, MD

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.

thrift store prince

There’s a new Thrift store opening in Hyattsville, Maryland… and there’s one gorgeous guru of fashion that has already picked up a new outfit there. We may have to stop by ourselves today and treat ourselves to a Raspberry Beret.

“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.”

auto supply

What on earth is Prince doing in the lot of B & J Auto Parts & Supplies? Must be having some issues with his Little Red Corvette…

“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.”

animal hospital prince

SPOTTED!! Can that be spiritual experience in human form, God among Men, the one and only, Prince leaving the Brentwood Animal Hospital this very morning? I suppose we can all take a lesson from this moment: When Doves Cry one must take them to the vet.

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.

niseys prince

Good gracious, is that Prince leaving Nisey’s Boutique? We definitely want to know what beauty products he uses. The man is ageless. We’d love to tell him, “U Got the Look!”

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.

joes prince

SPOTTED: Prince leaving Joe’s Movement Emporium after what was apparently a incredible impromptu dance party to the tune of Let’s Go Crazy.

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 or 301-699-1819. Please visit and to learn more about Art Lives Here and the Gateway Arts District.




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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