Art Works

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]

City turns parking spots into pop-up parks for PARK(ing) Day

September 20, 2016

BY LEIGH MCDONALD — Ordinary asphalt parking spots were turned into temporary public oases in Hyattsville on Friday for PARK(ing) Day, an annual event where citizens, artists and activists collaborate to temporarily transform metered parking spaces into temporary public places. This was the first [read more]

UPDATE: Art Works greenhouse demolished after crash

September 27, 2015

BY REBECCA BENNETT — Shortly after a tow truck was stolen and crashed into the future home of Art Works and Pizzeria Paradiso on Sept. 19, an Art Works representative told Hyattsville Life & Times’ Andrew Marder that police said the structure needed to be taken down because it was a [read more]

Tow truck thief crashes, destroys Art Works greenhouse

September 19, 2015

BY REBECCA BENNETT — A thief stole a tow truck from a repair shop just outside the City of Hyattsville, according to the Hyattsville City Police Department (HCPD), and then crashed into the greenhouse of the former Marché Florist, which is the future home of the arts non-profit Art Works. While [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]

PHOTOS: The hullabaloo around gingerbread houses

December 15, 2014

BY NANCY GILLETTE — Updated at 2:35 p.m. On Sunday, Dec. 14, Art Works hosted a free gingerbread house workshop in their Mount Rainier studio. Organizers estimate 220 people came to the Gingerbread House Holiday Hullabaloo. Participants emptied boxes of graham crackers and dug into bags of [read more]

UPDATE: Art Works Now will be able to move forward

November 14, 2014

BY REBECCA BENNETT AND CAROLINE SELLE — On Oct. 20, after more than a year of debate about the Marché Florist building, the Prince George’s County Council voted 8-1 to overturn the site’s historic designation. While Art Works Now Executive Director Barbara Johnson, one of the owners of the [read more]
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