City names Felix-Thompson Volunteer of the Year

December 12, 2013

Congratulations to longtime resident Gloria Felix-Thompson, the City of Hyattsville’s 2013 Volunteer of the Year. In her many years of service to the city, Felix-Thompson has served in leadership positions with the Hyattsville Preservation Association, the Hyattsville Community Development [read more]

Community needs to speak up to create something worth preserving

December 12, 2013

BY STUART EISENBERG — Do you want a great, kid- focused, non-profit arts school in Hyattsville, to round out our momentum-gaining Arts District? Who doesn’t want a proven, tasty, hip pizza restaurant in the neighborhood?  Gimme a slice!  If your answer is yes to these questions, then you had [read more]

New friends with old memories

November 18, 2013

– PEGGY DEE – I recently had the pleasure of meeting a delightful 88-years-young gentleman, John Small, who grew up in Hyattsville.  Although he now resides in Montgomery County, his heart remains here. As he was born in 1925, John saw the effects of the Great Depression.  His father [read more]

Arts festival evolves and grows

October 15, 2013

BY GRETCHEN BRODTMAN — The myriad of 70 colorful booths, the clean modern lines of the newly completed Palette apartments, and the vibrant music combined to make the Sixth Annual Hyattsville Arts Festival a clear success. The event was held on September 14  throughout the Shoppes at Arts [read more]

Hyattsville teen to attend ballet school in Moscow

October 15, 2013

BY AMANDA EISENBERG — Even doing something as mundane as ordering an iced coffee, Hyattsville resident Bianca Navari moves with an effortless grace. The 16-year-old ballet student was one of four international students chosen to dance with the prestigious Bolshoi Ballet Academy in Moscow. She [read more]

Local art shines in a former jewelry store

September 10, 2013

BY GRETCHEN BRODTMAN — Many of us wonder what’s next for some of the recently vacated spaces in our community, anticipating what is being built behind the paper in the windows.  Shoppers looking through the windows of the former home of Fleisher’s Jewelers, 3108 Queens Chapel Road, on [read more]

Plans begin to take root for Art Works new location

July 8, 2013

BY ROSANNA LANDIS WEAVER — The plans are drawn, the capital campaign begun, and Pizzeria Paradiso has announced its intention to share the space. But there’s still a great deal of work left to complete before Art Works opens in its new location in  2014. Children create at Art Works Studio [read more]

Dogs for the Arts lets pets paint

June 8, 2013

Over 50 people turned up on a hot, sunny Saturday morning in Magruder Park to watch 16 local artists at work. But the spectators weren’t likely to get tips on technique; these artists were canines competing in the 17th Annual Dogs for the Arts. The June 1 event, put on by the Lively Arts in [read more]

Gateway Arts District earns top state award

June 8, 2013

The Gateway Arts District received one of the state’s top two Arts & Entertainment District awards at a June 4 ceremony in Baltimore. photo by Gateway Arts Accepting the Maryland State Arts Council’s 2013 Award for Outstanding Achievement were the executive directors of the two Community [read more]

“Art Lives Here” program launches

April 20, 2013

The name of the project “Art Lives Here” is a three-word proclamation affirming the temporal and geographical presence of art, and its symbol is a bright red arrow with these words on it.  The project itself is far ranging. Brooke Kid, the project’s artistic director, summarizes it as “a [read more]
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