Murals along Hyattsville’s Route 1 Corridor
After seeing so many lovely new murals pop-up on Green Owl Design‘s Instagram feed, I took the young’n out early last week to check scout out these new developments and to attempt some photographs. Just imagine her smiling and patiently posing…. 😉
Fight the Blight / Route 1 Muralists, Artists
Since these pics were taken, even more murals have popped up (the side of this building is now a fabulous mural by Studio SoHy and Zunzima (aka Takashi Nakajima) & the opposite wall feature the work of the Green Owl Design team! I’ll be taking more photos of the latest at this weekend’s Hyattsville Arts & Ales Festival. Happy to share on my Instagram feed.
In addition to these new murals, many of the local businesses in this happenin’ area have banded together to create The SoHy Collective. Together, they’re focused on “developing a visual and commercial identity which promotes and supports small businesses and non-profits in the SoHy district of Hyattsville.” (More details about the Collective in this great piece by The Hyattsville Life & Times.) All this teamwork is just gonna make living, shopping, eating and everything else in our area that much more awesome!
By now, you’ve probably noticed the work that was done to transform the exterior of 5132 Baltimore Ave (home of Tanglewood Works and Three Little Birds Sewing Company) into a sight to behold. My pictures don’t do it justice but here’s a refresher:
Want to be a part of this mural-making love?!
This Saturday (9/23), Green Owl Design & UIP Developers are giving you a chance to show your love of Hyattsville during their community paint day from 11am-2pm! Stop by 5334 Baltimore Ave (the “garage” building across from Busboys & Poets) & Green Owl Design will provide you with the tools to spray paint ❤’s and H’s on the building! So cool!
- Erick Stachell II, SatchmoeArt.com
- Ric Garcia, RicGarciaStudio.com
- James Wine, Artist & Craftsman Supply
- Isak Shah, Artist & Craftsman Supply
- Sari Rin, LazyPanda.org
- Bronwyn King, Co-Founder Studio SoHy, StudioSoHy.com
- Ricky “Crank” Taylor, cranktopia.com
- Imani K. Brown, LittleInkPlayShop.com
- Briana Bailey, GreenOwlDesigners.com
- Elly Vander Kolk, GreenOwlDesigners.com
- Angela Justice, GreenOwlDesigners.com
- Erica Riggio, GreenOwlDesigners.com
- Josh Franklin, GreenOwlDesigners.com