Pizzeria Paradiso and Art Works Now project lives

October 20, 2014

BY CAROLINE SELLE AND REBECCA BENNETT —  After nearly 90 minutes of discussion, the District Council voted 8-1 to overturn Marché Florist building historic site designation. Art Works Now Executive Director Barbara Johnson appeared before the District Council to argue in support of [read more]

Tanglewood Works launches in Community Forklift

October 10, 2014

by Marcel Warfield Tucked away inside the Community Forklift is a new business focused on turning trash into treasure. Tanglewood Works, a project of the Edmonston-based salvaged and surplus building goods “thrift store,” offers repurposed and upcycled goods created by Sue Older-Mondeel. [read more]

School News: Hyattsville Elementary expands art offerings

October 9, 2014

BY KIT SLACK — Just after dawn on a Thursday in mid-September, the halls of Hyattsville Elementary School are quiet as cafeteria workers and teachers trickle in, nursing coffee cups. Quiet, that is, except in the classroom of Michael Wehinger, the new music teacher, where a small chorus of fourth [read more]

Timeline of Art Works & Marché Florist building

October 8, 2014

BY REBECCA BENNETT — 2004 – Marché Florist building added as a contributing resource in the Hyattsville National Register Historic District, marking that it may be significant in local history, architecture, archaeology, or culture. Foreclosure – Marché Florist building ends up in [read more]

Art Works appeal to be heard October 20

October 8, 2014

BY REBECCA BENNETT — A District Council hearing on October 20 may determine the fate of the much-anticipated Art Works Now and Pizzeria Paradiso project almost a year after the saga began. ALSO: Timeline of Art Works and Marché Florist building In 2013, Mount Rainier-based Art Works announced [read more]

Purple Line seeks submissions for artist pool

September 17, 2014

The Purple Line, a light rail project to connect Prince George’s and Montgomery County, announced it is seeking professional artists and art teams to produce works of public art. The call to artists is directed at people who work with a broad range of media and work will be featured on [read more]

Vigilante Coffee holds Alley Jam

September 15, 2014

BY BRIAN MINTER  — Dozens of families gathered at the new Vigilante Coffee shop in downtown Hyattsville on Saturday evening for the inaugural “Vigilante Alley Jam”, an open community jam session. Adults and children brought guitars, violins, ukeleles, mandolins and even a few [read more]

PHOTOS: Hyattsville Arts Festival

September 13, 2014

The local community geared up for the Annual Hyattsville Arts Festival returns for its 7th year to remind us all why this area is proudly deemed the Gateway Arts District. An estimated 4,500 attendees were expected to turn up on September 13th along Baltimore Ave. (Route 1) and Jefferson St., from [read more]
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