Creative Life in the Gateway Arts District

Gallery ReLaunch, Creative Workshop, Red Dirt Firehouse Party, House Concert… all free and fun this Saturday!

September 27th is a big day in the Gateway Arts District, you can get in on all the action! Here’s the line up.

The PlayGround by Casi York 3Acts of Arriving Workshop: 1 – 3 pm

3309 Bunker Hill Road, Mount Rainier, MD 20712

Join Daniel Burkholder and the PlayGround at Joe’s Movement Emporium for a creative placemaking workshop. You will be able to participate in some of the creative exercises The PlayGround has been using to create and develop Acts of Arriving. This will include visual arts, writing, and, of course, moving. Come and participate as much as you’d like, or hang out a watch as they perform excerpts from the whole work. You can stay for 10 minutes or 2 hours – it is up to you.


169377_458468234171003_591914111_oZIMSTONE GALLERY: 2 – 6 PM

3901 Rhode Island Avenue, Brentwood, Maryland 20722

Please join us as we re-launch Zimstone Gallery at the Gateway Arts Center. The Masters of Zimbabwean stone carving (Shona) speak of listening to the stone. As the great Sylvester Mubayi says, “The stones talk to me!” On display will be “peaceful”works from the early masters, established mid-career carvers and the up and coming. We look forward to having you join us as we embark upon this journey.


10563034_10204686576589309_2861162745781444229_nRed Dirt Firehouse Fundraiser: 4 – 10 pm

4051 34th Street, Mt. Rainier, MD 20712

Art Works Now and Joe’s Movement Emporium will be providing some activities for kids in the afternoon, along with steel drums from Pan Masters Steel Orchestra. Local music from Marc Blackwood and colleagues fromInnerLoop later in the evening, local brew all day long from Frannklin’s Brewery and home brewers. Come help celebrate and create the new Red Dirt Studio! MAKE DONATION.


10628226_10152757264241579_779630866618244958_nHouse Concert: Knockbox Stringband: 8 pm

4109 29th Street Mount Rainier Maryland

The Knockbox Stringband are an acoustic guitar, violin, mandolin trio that blend together Appalachian roots music with jazz, swing, and New-England folk. As John Bright, owner of the music venue, The Purple Fiddle puts, “Come see one of the world’s most renowned jazz violinists (Zach Brock) team up with the best songwriter (Rebecca Wudarski) that West Virginia has to offer!”




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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