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!
In celebration of Black History Month, Cold Hands, Warm Heart: Myths of Black Womanhood is a thoughtful and poignant group exhibition at the Brentwood Arts Exchange examining the multi-layered dichotomy of the African American woman as it relates to womanhood and identity through the fabric of the American landscape.
There’s a new arts hub opening in Suitland! Creative Suitland takes an arts-based approach to community development, “includ[ing] existing residents and businesses in defining the cultural and creative spirit of greater Suitland area.” Their grand opening event is this weekend and will feature Thrive Market (with dance and fitness demonstrations, live performance, and natural, handmade local products) as well as performances by Substantial (hip hop artist), Deborah Bond (vocalist), Ni Dembaya African Drum & Dance Ensemble, Black Picasso (poet) and Carolyn Malachi (vocalist). More information on Creative Suitland and its grand opening weekend here!
Who throws the *BEST* parties this stretch of the Route 1 Corridor? Why, Pyramid Atlantic, of course! Their HyBall (Hyattsville Ball) arts parties / fundraisers are notorious for producing the type of over-the-top fun that makes the morning after full of wonderful recaps, hilarious photo ops and perhaps momentary befuddlement, i.e. Did we really do that?!? Why did you let me do that? Let’s do that again next year! This year’s “Roadside Attraction” themed HyBall is happening on Saturday, February 29th. More on this wonderfully fun fundraiser and ticket information below!
Colette Miller’s Global Angel Wings Project recently landed in Hyattsville, right along Route 1. The art is open and accessible for all to explore, so stop by and tap into your divine being!
Dang it. After spending two and a half years in College Park, MilkBoy has closed, according to a press release issued yesterday. Thankfully, art performances produced by The Clarice will continue, but still – this one stings.