Public Art

HyCDC has been honored to collaborate, sponsor, and facilitate many works of public art throughout Hyattsville and its neighboring communities, with the assistance of various community partners.

To browse a full gallery of CDC-sponsored artworks, click here.

Ernest Maier Bladensburg Mural

HCDC, on behalf of Ernest Maier, is accepting artist proposals for the design and execution of a mural along the southern wall of the Ernest Maier property located at 4602 Annapolis Road, Bladensburg, MD.

Parkview Manor Sculptural Courtyard Art

HCDC, on behalf of Montgomery Housing Partnership (MHP), has commissioned an artist to design and fabricate one (1) sculptural shade structure and two (2) complementary sculptural courtyard art amenities, at the Parkview Manor Apartments.

Hyattsville Military Service Memorial 2017

HyCDC in partnership with area sponsors are creating a contemplative space that honors and commemorates Hyattsville area residents who have served in all branches of the military. Local artist Becky Borlan has rendered two preliminary designs. You are invited to join us as the memorial develops.

Sculptural Bus Shelters

HCDC, on behalf of Landex Development, has commissioned an artist to design and fabricate two (2) sculpturally-devised bus shelters, at Studio 3807 & Artisan at 4100.

Riverdale Park Public Art Initiative

The Riverdale Park Public Art Initiative is a collaborative program designed to provide a town-wide outdoor sculpture gallery with yearly-rotating artworks by local artists.

ARTways Trail Signage

HyCDC has commissioned an artist to design, build, and install multiple sculptural signage kiosks along trails in our area to promote trail usage, connectivity between local commercial centers, and increase the visibility of public art along trailways.

Traffic Box Art Wraps

HyCDC has commissioned with our partners a Call for Artists’ designs to transform select traffic signal cabinets in Prince George’s County into public artworks representative of community identity and character.

Gateway at University Town Center: 2016

Just months before the latest “lifestyle” Safeway arrives alongside a collection of new shops and restaurants, ECHO Realty commissioned a sculpture for the entrance gateway to the East-West Highway-oriented commercial development at University Town Center. Designed by Alan Binstock, "Ribbon of Life" was installed Spring 2016.

FutureView - Ongoing

HyCDC is working with local artist, Alan Binstock, to add his own flare to the dish that makes it interesting, yet commemorates the history of 4314 Farragut St; turning this small piece of blight into a head-turning beacon.

Bursting In Air 6/26/14

A public art party with War of 1812-1814-themed live music, performances, food, drinks, kids activities, and two artist-instructed Citizen-Paint-Project murals.

Biz-Art Match-Up 2014

As part of the Art Lives Here Initiative, the Hyattsville CDC seeks to connect Gateway Arts District businesses with artists and arts professionals of all media to brainstorm and develop plans to collaborate for mutual benefit.

Street Art Initiative 2013

The CDC coordinated this Spring 2013 program sponsored by M-NCPPC Department of Parks & Recreation, Arts & Cultural Heritage Division, designed to connect participating property owners across Route 1 with selected artists from a juried pool of street artists, to craft an artwork on each property that would visually resonate with our community's many voices.

Route 1 Ride 2012

The Route 1 Ride Collaborative announced its winning bus wrap design in 2012 by artist, Jennifer Axner. The Collaborative chose to crowdsource the bus wrap design to increase ridership and awareness of the Route 1 Ride as a way to get around while enjoying the unique charms of visiting, living, working, and playing in the Route 1 Corridor. Three final designs were selected by a jury comprised of Route 1 Corridor County and Municipal representatives.

Pilgrim's Quandary 2009

Installed at "Art on the Plaza" at Post Park Apartments: In early 2009, Gateway Arts District artist Alan Binstock won a juried competition for his sculpture proposal called "A Pilgrim's Quandary". The 2000 pounds sculpture was finally installed in October 2009, and can be viewed in all its glory on the plaza of the Post Park Apartments located at 3300 East-West Highway across from the Home Depot.

Vainglorious Blue Bird 2008

HyCDC raised about $1400.00 in donations in 2004 to obtain the sculpture: and set about designing and building the four foot high, antique brick pedestal required for displaying Vainglorious in public.

Some of Prince George's County's Birds-I-View birds are located in distinct places around Hyattsville. HyCDC has sponsored multiple birds in this series. View the map we keep of the latest birds spotted!

Mosaic Bench 2007

HyCDC facilitated the development of the mosaic-styled bench located between Franklins and the intersection of Route 1 and Alt. Route 1. Students from Northwestern High School were partnered with local artist Valerie Theberge to design the colorful bench.

Hyattsville Horns at the Justice Center 2002 with Art in Public Places

This interactive performance sculpture creates a "sonic portrait" of Prince George's County. Sponsored by the Art in Public Places Program.

Mural Project at Centennial Park 2002

The installation of the Centennial Park Mural Project on the side of the Hyattsville Vacuum Cleaner Service Building. The mural features local artist Jerome Johnson's vision of the City's historical identity within the Anacostia Trails Heritage Area.

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