The 15th Annual Gateway Open Studio Tour is this Saturday, May 11th from 11am – 5pm! This self-guided tour of over 100 artists studios, galleries, and other cultural venues in the Gateway Arts District is the DC region’s largest one-day visual arts event. Best of all? It’s happening in our neck of the woods! Check […]
It’s time to show your artistic side this summer! Join Brentwood Arts Exchange and Arts on a Roll every second Thursday in May, June, and July for a creative and fun night of art making in a gallery setting with Creative Spirits, a series of art and sip summer events. It doesn’t matter if you can’t draw a straight line or if you are Picasso, our professional instructors will guide you through the process of creating an original piece of art to take home. Each class is $25 and includes: A glass of wine, light refreshments, and all art supplies needed. Come alone or bring friends, everyone 21 and over is invited!
At last year’s Hyattsville Arts & Ales Festival, I struck up a conversation with local glassblower Beth Hess at her Wunder Around booth, stocked full of colorful, beautiful pieces of blown glass. I was so curious about the glassblowing process that I kept asking Beth a bunch of questions like; how do these different colors appear and not bleed into each other? How are the shapes are made, etc. What is your sign? (Just to mix it up. 😉) All was going well until I noticed I was holding up the line, so we parted ways with so many questions left unanswered. I’ve been empty ever since, which is why I was elated when Beth reached out recently to let me know that DC GlassWorks and Sculpture Studio was having an open house. Glassblowing demonstrations and more opps for my questions-a-plenty? SO. THERE.
Walking through Riverdale Park the other day, this cool, colorful and approachable sculpture near Beale Circle (behind Wells Fargo) caught my attention: “Sweet-Hearts” by Craig Berube-Gray Riverdale Park Public Art Initiative: “Sweet-Hearts” I knew that the Hyattsville CDC had been busy at installing new sculptures in the area so I reached out to Justin Fair, […]