The Hyattsville Community Development Corporation (CDC) in partnership with Maryland Milestones/ATHA, Inc. and the Art Lives Here Initiative, seeks muralists to propose and paint designs themed in commemoration of the War of 1812. Murals designs are sought for three distinct locations upon the Route 1 Overpass, at the union of Baltimore Avenue and Alternate US Route 1 in the Gateway Arts District of Prince George’s County.
Mural designs of two distinct scales and character are desired. The mural sites will be prepped and primed, and will be ready to be painted by (jury-selected) muralists at the arts happening event: “Bursting in Air,” on Saturday, July 26th, 2014.
Biz-Art Match-Up gives entrepreneurs a creative hand By Jamie Anfenson-Comeau (View article online on The Gazette)
The walls of Rene Hoffler’s dance studio have been bare since she opened the business in October. A new program in the Gateway Arts District pairing business owners and artists could change that. “It’s a blank canvas. An artist could think of ways to use the space that I haven’t. As a dance studio owner, I don’t necessarily think in that way,” said Hoffler, owner of Ballet, Tap and All That Jazz Dance and Fitness Studio in Hyattsville. “My father was an artist, so I understand the impact an artist can bring to a dance studio.” The Biz-Art Match-Up program is a cooperative venture. One partner is the Hyattsville Community Development Corp., a nonprofit aimed at spurring economic development in Hyattsville’s commercial corridors. The other is Art Lives Here, an initiative to promote the arts in the Gateway Arts District, which includes Hyattsville, Brentwood, North Brentwood and Mount Rainier.