Event Info

WHAT: Bursting in Air Public Art Happening

WHEN: Saturday, July 26th, 2014 3-8pm, rain date is Saturday, August 2nd.

WHO: Hyattsville CDC, Maryland Milestones/Anacostia Trails Heritage Area Inc, and the Art Lives Here Initiative.

WHERE: Downtown Hyattsville/Franklin’s Lot, 5123 Baltimore Avenue, Hyattsville, MD 20781


Our Flier (as of June 2014)
Our Flier (as of June 2014)

Imagine the Route 1 infrastructure as a canvas for creativity…music, food, beer, and public art! 

On July 26th, you’re invited to become a part of a festive, one-of-a-kind event where artists will transform the Hyattsville Route 1 Overpass into a captivating landmark through public art and festivities that commemorate the 200th Anniversary of the March Across Prince George’s County, the War of 1812, and the growing “Art Lives Here” Initiative in the Gateway Arts District.

Join us for live music and performances, live public art on the bridge itself, food, drinks, kids activities, and two artist-instructed Citizen-Paint-Project murals. Free and open to all ages, festivities will begin at 3pm with performances starting  at 5pm, running until “the twilight’s last gleaming” at 8pm. A list of vendors, performers, and downtown shops can be found online – “Ready the cannons!” http://hycdc.org/bursting