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


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