Thanks to all for your participation and support for Hyattsville CDC’s citizen paint extravaganza: Bursting in Air! Another successful demonstration of the District-wide proposition that is Art Lives Here! We welcome your feedback, for reflection, as well as suggestions for next year with a quick survey. We also welcome photos and video you’d like to share on our Flickr Group and by Youtube, Instagram, Tumblr, Facebook and Twitter to appear on our Storify Recap.
Without the faith and resources of our sponsors and municipal partner, the time and energy of our volunteers; the hard work of our muralists, performers, and local Hyattsville and Gateway Arts District businesses; as well as Hyattsville CDC’s fantastic staff and Board support; this year’s event would never have seen the light of day.
Maryland Milestones and the rest of our amazing sponsors and partners helped us to transform a blank and uninviting environment into a staging ground that attracted residents and visitors alike to make Hyattsville, our Arts District, and our War of 1812 Historic Heritage come alive with celebration and performance. Please learn more about our sponsors by clicking their name:
- Maryland Milestones/Anacostia Trails Heritage Area Inc as part of Undaunted: Prince George’s County – War of 1812
- The City of Hyattsville
- M-NCPPC Department of Parks & Recreation: Arts & Cultural Heritage Division
- Joe’s Movement Emporium and the Art Lives Here Initiative funded by ArtPlace America
- Prince George’s Arts & Humanities Council
- Star-Spangled 200
- Will’s Home Decorating
- Washington Air Compressor
- Sunbelt Rentals of Laurel
- Hyattsville Life & Times – check out their recap!
- Franklin’s Restaurant, Brewery & General Store
- Ballet, Tap and All that Jazz
- And special thanks to neighbor Jeffrey Bumgardner of The UIP Companies, Inc. and to Chas Colburn Sculpture Studio
Questions? Please do not hesitate to give our staff at the Hyattsville CDC a call or drop us an e-mail.
Imagine the Route 1 infrastructure as a canvas for creativity…music, food, beer, and public art
On July 26th from 3pm to 8pm, 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. Rain date: Saturday, August 2nd, 2014.