MEDIA ADVISORY Contact: Jennifer Hebert
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE (301) 634-8600
April 10, 2009
2nd Annual Downtown Hyattsville Arts Festival
The 1st Annual Downtown Hyattsville Arts Festival last year drew over 1,100 guests to mix and mingle with the area’s most talented artisans.
This year, EYA, Arts District Hyattsville and the Hyattsville Community Development Corporation are hosting the Second Annual Downtown Hyattsville Arts Festival along Route 1 and Longfellow Street on Saturday, May 16th, 2009 from 12 p.m. – 5 p.m.
35 local visual and performing artists, along with craft and jewelry vendors will gather along neighborhood streets in Arts District Hyattsville – the DC area’s hottest new community inspired by the talented arts community in Hyattsville. It is also the future home of the newest location for Busboys and Poets – a regional favorite restaurant, café, bookstore, and performance venue. Busboys and Poets will be onsite serving food, as will Hyattsville-based Franklin’s Restaurant & Brewery and ice cream maker Ben & Jerry’s.
The afternoon will feature performances by musicians, dancers, and street performers, and guests can stroll the sidewalks to view and purchase original artwork by local D.C. and Prince George’s County artists. ArtDC.org will also provide art activities in The Lustine Center.
Saturday, May 16, 2009
Noon – 5 p.m.
From the district, take Rhode Island Avenue northeast into Maryland. Pass through Mount Rainier into downtown Hyattsville. Arts District Hyattsville is on the left.
Free shuttle service from West Hyattsville Metro station on the Green line.
ADMISSION AND PARKING
- For onsite event information, call 301-209-0116
- For exhibitor & sponsor information, call 301-634-8667
- Arts District Hyattsville visitors can also tour the Gateway Arts District Open Studio Tour and Mt. Rainier Day via the FREE Gateway Shuttle Bus from West Hyattsville Metro station.
The Hyattsville Community Development Corporation seeks to revitalize residential and commercial areas in the city of Hyattsville. By leveraging the city’s historic and cultural resources, thriving arts community, and convenient Metro access to DC, the Hyattsville CDC creates and fosters economic opportunities for the city and its stakeholders. ###