Hyattsville Arts Fest showcases art in all its forms

October 10, 2012

BY LAUREN FLYNN KELLY — Recycled, repurposed, vintage, handmade and 100 percent eclectic were the themes of the day at the Fifth Annual Hyattsville Arts Festival, which took place on September 22 in the city’s Gateway Arts District on Jefferson Street at Baltimore Avenue. Organizers estimate [read more]

Residents sell art, crafts online

July 10, 2012

BY SCARLETT SALEM — The city’s first-ever juried art show and street festival, Handmade in Hyattsville, is scheduled for November 3 at Queens Chapel Town Center. It will feature the work of artists living in and around the Arts District. But you don’t have to wait until then to see the [read more]

Artists add local color to annual historic house tour

May 10, 2012

Monna Kauppinen shows her painting of Gallatin Street greenery, one of several she’s done featuring foliage from the city’s annual Historic House Tour. BY SUSIE CURRIE — Members of the Hyattsville Community Arts Alliance exhibit their work throughout the year at Franklins and the [read more]

Shalom School shut down

April 10, 2012

BY JULIA DUIN — Shalom School, a local after-school program well known for its focus on the arts, was suddenly closed down at the end of February. The 16-year-old school, which was housed in the education wing of the First United Methodist Church on Queens Chapel Road at East-West Highway, had [read more]

Film series displays some ‘hidden gems’

February 8, 2012

BY SCARLETT SALEM — On January 30, nearly 50 people gathered for the first installment of the Hyattsville library’s winter Independent Film Series, the documentary  “Babies.” After the movie, local filmmaker and Hyattsville  resident Andrew Millington  facilitated  a 30-minute [read more]

County’s first urban farm unveils vibrant mural

November 11, 2011

ECO City Farms CEO and founder Margaret Morgan-Hubbard stands in front of the new mural, created by two Hyattsville residents. Photo courtesy ECO City Farms. BY SCARLETT SALEM AND PAULA MINAERT — On October 21, a crowd of about 30 area residents and elected officials gathered in [read more]
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