What have you found during 2020? What have you lost? A new, 3D community art installation off of Route 1 in Brentwood (just behind the Mount Rainier Post Office) asked local artists and crafters these two questions. Now’s your chance to take in their inspiring, colorful, and sometimes wacky responses in all of their 3D glory!
This Saturday, you can tune in LIVE from 11am – 5pm for the 2020 VIRTUAL Gateway Open Studio Tour! This is your chance to go behind the scenes with some of your favorite local artists and watch LIVE demos from the comfort of your own couch. How lovely! Notice some art that would look lovely in your home? Then get to buying that lovely new piece and support our local artists in the process!
Marathon Deli’s new location along Route 1 in College Park has got a bright mural lighting up the building’s facade. Check out the story behind this Greek-inspired mural and the organization behind its design.
Another great way to show your support for essential workers and give back to our local communities and put some lovely art in your yard = SoHy Co-op’s “Thank You” yard sign! This beautiful collaboration between SoHy Co-op and local artist Clara Cornelius produces a sign that celebrates Maryland flora and thanks for our essential workers all while raising funds for our community via the Hyattsville COVID-19 Pandemic Relief Fund.
Ready for your home’s decor to reflect a bit more of the creative cat you really are but reluctant to buy West Elm / Target-type pieces that you know will end up in a landfill sooner than later? Then it’s time to look around and beautifully reinvent what you’ve got with a little custom furniture painting help from Tanglewood Sue! *Sue is generously offering Route One Fun readers FREE pickup AND delivery between now and March for custom furniture clients who live between Mount Rainier up through College Park. So you better act fast!
Material Things in North Brentwood is a new maker space by local artists Katie Aldworth, Francisco (Franc) Rosario and Erin Lingle. With a pottery studio, woodworking and metal shop, community space, classroom, CSA and bakery pickup spot – Material Things is a great new addition to the area! Check out more about this sweet new addition to the Route 1 corridor!