Hyattsville City Council passed a motion at its May 3, 2021 meeting to rename the City’s Magruder Park as David C. Driskell Community Park. This new name honors former Hyattsville resident Dr. David C. Driskell, a preeminent artist, historian, curator, and scholar of African American art.
The Hyattsville CDC recently announced a call for artists for the Riverdale Park Art Initiative. Seeks 5 sculptures of various styles and sizes to display for a one year-long placement in Riverdale Park. The stipend for selection in this Call is $2,000 per selected work. Know an artist whose work might fit the bill? Great! The deadline is apply if March 19th – so get this info their way ASAP!
Heard of Bad Saint? Of course you have – because you keep up on the DC food scene and know that this Filipino restaurant has won many, many awards of the gastronomic variety. This upcoming Thursday (2/25), Bad Saint will be doing a “neighborhood drop” collaboration with North Brentwood’s Material Things. Order from Bad Saint and then pick up your order from Material Things at your selected pick-up time. More on this fantastic collaboration below!
Right outside of 2Fifty Texas BBQ is a beautiful, vibrant mural created by Riverdale Park’s own Tanglewood Sue. Debby Portillo & Fernando Gonzalez, owners of the critically-acclaimed restaurant in Riverdale Park, commissioned Sue to create a mural celebrating “where we come from, where we are and where we want to be.”
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!