By Rosanna Landis Weaver (View FULL STORY online on Hyattsville Life & Times)
The name of the project “Art Lives Here” is a three-word proclamation affirming the temporal and geographical presence of art, and its symbol is a bright red arrow with these words on it. The project itself is far ranging. Brooke Kidd, the project’s artistic director, summarizes it as “a visibility campaign for the Gateway Arts District with a concentration of programs in Mount Rainer, to highlight our efforts in creative place-making.” The spring season of the project, a long time in the planning, officially launched at Busboys and Poets on April 5. Four of the 32 collaborating artists and artists groups presented information about their work and performances.