Hyattsville Arts Festival Partners With Maryland Craft Beer



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Wednesday, August 17th, 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. Hyattsville is gearing up for the largest yearly arts event in Prince George’s County, in the Gateway Arts District.

The Festival would not be possible without the generosity of these sponsors:

City of Hyattsville

Brewers Association of Maryland


Prince George’s Community College

Revenue Authority of Prince George’s County

District 2 Councilmember Deni Taveras

Washington City Paper’s Crafty Bastards Fair

Cricket Wireless

PNC Bank

Renewal by Andersen

The Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center

And more

Prince George’s County’s Largest Gathering of Arts & Craft Brewing


With a new, larger venue, incorporating several blocks of downtown Hyattsville, “Arts & Ales” will take place on Saturday, September 10th, 2016, from 12:00 pm to 6:00 pm   on the 4300 Blocks of Gallatin and Farragut Streets, Hyattsville, MD 20781. The juried festival will feature over 120 exhibiting artists and artisans, 20 craft breweries, 10 food vendors, as well as 6 mainstage performances. The event is free and family-friendly. Tasting passes (ages 21+) are $30 in advance online and can also be purchased for $35 at the gate.

Directions and parking are also available online: Park for free in designated lots, including the Justice Center Underground Garage at 5000 Rhode Island Avenue, Hyattsville, MD 20781. Additional parking options listed online; look for signs.

Festival Highlights

120+ juried visual artists and artisans. See original paintings, mixed-media, jewelry, graphic apparel and prints, photography, and crafts, including home goods and bodycare items. Browse exhibitors online.

20 Maryland-area craft breweries, including popular breweries (and meaderies) such as the Gateway Arts District’s own Franklin’s Brewery and soon-to-open Maryland Meadworks, Prince George’s County-based Calvert Brewery; NE Washington’s DC Brau; Montgomery County’s Denizens Brewery; and Howard County’s Jailbreak Brewery – View the full list of 20 breweries online.

Performances and Festival Arts Activities :

  1. 12 PM: 5 On Friday: Hyattsville’s Premier Jazz Combo
  2. 1PM: The Lovejoy Group:Energetic Jazz, Funk and Smooth Latin Rhythms
  3. 2 PM: Black Masala: Funk, gypsy-punk and soul
  4. 3 PM: Elena & Los Fulanos: Nicaragüense bilingual folk-rock
  5. 4 PM: Janine Wilson Band:Roots Rock, Americana
  6. 5PM: The Wild Anacostias: March Brass Band, Cajun, Zydeco and R&B
  1. BYO Growler Check-In– Learn more: FAQ
  2. Children’s Arts Activitieswith Artworks NowJoe’s Movement Emporium & M-NCPPC Arts On the Roll
  3. Local Gateway Arts District Collaborative– Hyattsville Community Arts Alliance
  4. Complimentary Bike Valet – Arrow Bicycle
  5. Gateway Arts District T-Shirtsfor Sale
  6. Live Mural– Pyramid Atlantic Art Center
  7. Fine Craft Store– M-NCPPC Brentwood Arts Exchange
  8. Museum In A Box – Prince George’s African American Museum
  9. + More! View the full schedule online

Food Trucks and Food Vendors include:

Ada’s Kitchen on Wheels – Southern

Bmore Greek Grill LLC – Greek

Empanadas De Mendoza – Argentinian

Go Fish – Seafood

HealthyFool – Asian

Bill’s Backyard BBQ – BBQ

Cabot Creamery Cooperative – Cheese

Leyla’s Cafe – Peruvian

Shagga Coffee & Restaurant – Ethiopian

Sweet and Natural, LLC – Vegan


Dining in Hyattsville: The Festival features 12 food trucks and vendors from 12pm to 6pm! Looking for a sit-down dinner? Grab a Dining Guide: Nearby restaurants within walking distance include Franklin’s Brewery, Chez Dior, Spice 6, Tara Thai, Jimmy John’s, Caracas de Ayer, Shortcake Bakery, and Chipotle.

Explore the Arts in Hyattsville: Grab a Festival Program Book for your Top 10 Things-to-Do in Hyattsville, including a visit to the newly-opened Pyramid Atlantic Art Center and seeing the construction progress of the future-home of Artworks Now. Just a five minute drive up the road, see the recent installation of “Ribbon of Life” at the new Safeway, located adjacent to the Prince George’s Plaza Metro at the University Town Center Gateway entrance. Looking for more? Search the Gateway Arts District Public Art Locator for five other public artworks in development within the Hyattsville Community.

For more information on the festival, head to and join the festival mailing list. 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


Join the Conversation @hyattsvillecdc

Like the Hyattsville Arts Festival!

#HyvilleArts @hyattsvillearts

Check out our Storify after the event!


Fox 5 Zip Trip 8/12 7-11am

Shared by the Hyattsville CDC:

From FrameSavvy:

Fox 5 News will be broadcasting live in Hyattsville this Friday morning, Aug. 12. Their set will be on Jefferson Street, east of Baltimore Avenue/Route 1, outside of the Spice 6 restaurant. That block of Jefferson will be closed the entire morning, and parking there will be prohibited. Fox 5 will be broadcasting a “Zip Trip” featuring Hyattsville and reasons to visit our community. All are welcome to stop by and see the action as it happens, 7-11 a.m.
FREE Conservation glass upgrade all day Friday on complete framing orders….starting at 7AM!!!

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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Thank You! Take our Festival Survey for a chance to win a $25 Gift Certificate!

Thank you for helping to make another incredible Downtown Hyattsville Arts Festival.  We hope you supported your favorite artists and artisans or found some new favorites!

Please tell us what you thought and fill out the feedback surveyComplete by Monday, October 5th for a chance to receive a $25 gift card to Franklin’s Restaurant & Brewery. Your input helps us develop next year’s festival.

Check out our Storify Recap Page full of pictures, video and updates from the event!  Share your favorite purchases and memories by tweeting @hyattsvillearts and tagging on Twitter, Instagram or Tumblr #hyvillearts

Remember you can find all of the festival exhibitors, including links to their websites and online shops, on the festival website.

See you next year!

Stuart Eisenberg
Executive Director
Hyattsville Community Development Corporation

Our Generous Sponsors

Our sponsors’ support enables us to develop a high-quality event that attracts visitors from across the DMV Region to the Gateway Arts District! Please learn more about our sponsors by clicking their names below.

Interested in sponsoring next year’s festival?  We’d love to hear from you!  Please email


Business Support

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Organization Support

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Media Support

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