In anticipation for this Saturday’s “Bursting On The Scene” Public Art Event in West Hyattsville (5/13/17 12p-5p; raindate 5/20/17), we’re thrilled to share with you this recap video of 2014’s “Bursting In Air.” A public art party held in Downtown Hyattsville in the Gateway Arts District, “Bursting In Air” featured live murals, aerial artists, a live puppet show, the 1814! Rock Opera, and craft beer from Franklin’s Brewery. Organized by the Hyattsville Community Development Corporation, the event celebrated our community’s growth since the War of 1812 via Star Spangled 200 and the Art Lives Here placemaking campaign.

For more information, head to and for this Saturday, May 13th–


Visual Artists:
Mark Walker / Lordants
Edward M. Williams / The Studio 33
Arthur Kwon Lee / Ronin Studio

Performing Artists:
Blue Sky Puppets
Arachne Aerial Arts
1814! The War of 1812 Rock Opera

Thank you to our community partners!

o Maryland Milestones/Anacostia Trails Heritage Area Inc as part of Undaunted: Prince George’s County – War of 1812
o The City of Hyattsville
o M-NCPPC Department of Parks & Recreation: Arts & Cultural Heritage Division
o Joe’s Movement Emporium and the Art Lives Here Initiative funded by ArtPlace America
o Prince George’s Arts & Humanities Council
o Star-Spangled 200
o Will’s Home Decorating
o Washington Air Compressor
o Sunbelt Rentals of Laurel
o Hyattsville Life & Times – check out their recap!
o Franklin’s Restaurant, Brewery & General Store
o Ballet, Tap and All that Jazz
o And special thanks to neighbor Jeffrey Bumgardner of The UIP Companies, Inc. and to Chas Colburn Sculpture Studio