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!
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!