Hyattsville CDC

Festival to showcase local arts, beer, music

September 9, 2016

By KRISSI HUMBARD — The Hyattsville Arts Festival is back this Saturday — bigger and tastier than ever. This year the festival will feature Maryland craft breweries and food trucks, along with art, music and performances. The festival, in its ninth year, is organized by the Hyattsville [read more]

Rotten tomatoes in the WSSC parking lot

August 31, 2016

BY KIT SLACK — Around 6pm in the old WSSC parking lot next to the Magruder Park playground on Aug. 30, a small group of protesters behind caution tape screamed and waved signs saying “We need healthcare!” and “Boo, Mr. President!” A black suburban pulled past them, and the protesters [read more]

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]

PHOTOS: Bursting in Air: public art, music and more

July 26, 2014

BY REBECCA BENNETT — Hyattsville Life & Times staff spent the day at Bursting in Air in the parking lot next to Franklin’s. It was a celebration of public art with the theme of the the 200th Anniversary of the March Across Prince George’s County, the War of 1812. Entertainment [read more]

Overpass on Route 1 to become public-art canvas

July 9, 2014

On July 26, less than a month before the bicentennial of the Battle of Bladensburg, the Hyattsville Community Development Corporation (CDC) will put its own spin on the milestone with Bursting In Air, an outdoor festival combining public art, local food and beer, and live performances, including [read more]

Arts District architect tackles new public art project

March 15, 2014

BY AMANDA EISENBERG AND SUSIE CURRIE — What do you do when the most prominent feature about your new property is a giant, nonfunctional satellite dish? If you’re part of the Hyattsville Community Development Corporation (CDC), and the property will be your new headquarters, you plan to turn it [read more]

Placemaking grants awarded

March 15, 2014

BY JENNA HECKER — Two Hyattsville artists were among the 2014 grant recipients announced by Art Lives Here at Urban Eats Cafe on February 27. The 19 projects that received grants were selected from nearly 50 proposals, each coming from individuals that live, work or are connected in some way to [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]

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]

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]
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