Art Works Now

PHOTOS: Art Works Now, Pizzeria Paradiso celebrate grand opening

July 19, 2017

BY STEPHEN SPENCER — Dozens of elected officials, community leaders, staff and well-wishers turned out on a warm July morning for the grand opening of Art Works Now and Pizzeria Paradiso Hyattsville. The project has been five years in the making and was the idea of Art Works Now founder and Mount [read more]

Pizzeria Paradiso Hyattsville to open July 8

July 7, 2017

Craving some delicious pizza and craft beer? Good news! The Hyattsville location of Pizzeria Paradiso will open for business on Saturday, July 8. Credited with introducing the Washington area to Neapolitan-style pizza more than 25 years ago, chef and owner Ruth Gresser’s fourth outpost will [read more]

Coming soon: Art Works Now, Pizzeria Paradiso set to open in June

May 24, 2017

BY KRISSI HUMBARD — Art and pizza lovers rejoice! The much-anticipated, long-awaited Hyattsville locations of Art Works Now and Pizzeria Paradiso are opening soon. The nonprofit community art studio and the popular pizza restaurant will share the space that once housed the Marché Florist at 4800 [read more]

Art Works hosts post-election ‘art attack’

November 9, 2016

In the wee hours of the morning, Donald Trump became the nation’s president-elect, beating Hillary Clinton. To some, this is sad news. For those seeking solace, Art Works Now is hosting a “Just Love” art attack tonight. Barbara Johnson, Art Works Now founder and executive [read more]

New art & pizza hub breaks ground in Hyattsville

July 19, 2015

BY NADIA BARNETT — At the July 18 groundbreaking of the new Art Works and Pizzeria Paradiso, the excitement surrounding the upcoming art center and pizzeria was everywhere. The once-Marché Florist building, a landmark for many in the community, will be transformed into a place where art and art [read more]

Art Works loses decision, but not hope

January 19, 2014

BY DANIELLE PROBST — While a December decision by the Historic Preservation Commission seemed likely to derail the planned Art Works/Pizza Paradiso project at the former Marche building, it now appears that the project will go forward, though details are yet to be determined. On January 8, Art [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]