Arts & Ales: The Hyattsville Arts Festival Comes Of Age

 2016’s Arts Festival Features A New, Larger Site, Adds Maryland Craft Breweries, And More

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Monday, April 11th, 2016

Contact:  Justin Fair, Hyattsville CDC

(301) 683-8267

Hyattsville, MD — Joining forces, Hyattsville Community Development Corporation and the Brewers Association of Maryland are proud to introduce “Arts & Ales,” the 2016 Downtown Hyattsville Arts Festival. Additional key partners include the City of Hyattsville and M-NCPPC.  Hyattsville is gearing up for Prince George’s County’s largest yearly arts event in the Gateway Arts District.

With a new venue incorporating 3 city blocks of downtown Hyattsville, “Arts & Ales” will take place on Saturday, September 10th, 2016, from 12:00 pm to 6:00 pm. The juried festival will feature over 100 exhibiting artists and artisans, Maryland craft breweries, food vendors, as well as music and dance on two stages. The festival is expected to attract 4,500 visitors. The event is free and family-friendly. Tasting passes (ages 21+) are $30 in advance online and can also be purchased at the gate.

Directions and parking are also available online. Visitors will be welcome to park for free at the event in designated lots. Along with the new homes of Pyramid Atlantic and Artworks Now under construction; the recent installation of “Ribbon of Life” at the new Safeway; and five other public artworks in development within the Hyattsville Community, the Arts are on the rise.

Applications will be available April 13 for exhibiting artists and artisans. Applications for food trucks and vendors, and civic organizations will be announced via the festival mailing list. Once juried-in and accepted, over 100 exhibitors and vendors will be announced mid-August.

Lead sponsors include Brewers Association of Maryland, Hon. Deni Taveras, Prince George’s County District 2 Councilmember, City of Hyattsville, The Prince George’s County Revenue Authority,  Washington City Paper’s Crafty Bastards Fair, and the Maryland State Arts Council. For a Festival Sponsorship Guide, please inquire with Stuart Eisenberg, Executive Director of the Hyattsville CDC: or 301-683-8267. For all other inquiries, including advertising, please inquire via


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