Hyattsville, MD – Over 1,000 guests attended the 2nd Annual Downtown Hyattsville Art Festival on Route 1 at Arts District Hyattsville Saturday, May 16, 2009. Nearly 100 artisans displayed their original arts, crafts, pottery, and jewelry with a significant amount of sales success, despite the slowed economy.
The event coincided with the Gateway Arts District Open Studio Tour and Mount Rainier Day. A shuttle bus connected all three events seamlessly along route 1, generously provided by the City of Hyattsville, Prince George’s Council Member Will Campos, and Hyattsville Community Development Corporation. Altogether, hundreds of artists were represented in the emerging Gateway Arts District.
"All in all it was an exciting and fun-filled event. The core strengths of Hyattsville and the Gateway Arts District were on display, and demonstrated to be both accessible and resilient. This festival is a real asset and we look forward to seeing it grow year after year, along with a revitalized Route One Corridor," said Stuart Eisenberg, Executive Director of Hyattsville Community Development Corporation.
In downtown Hyattsville at EYA’s Arts District Hyattsville neighborhood, visitors enjoyed live performances by Nate Trager, Running with Koi, The Summary Band, and JAYAMANGALA. Local favorite Franklin’s Restaurant & Brewery served food, along with Ben & Jerry’s. The shops of Arts District Hyattsville were also open, including ArtDC.org’s Gallery, Design Studio Art Gallery, Café Azul, Book Nook Bookstore, Artists on the Avenue, and 56 Twelve Hair Gallery.
Arts District Hyattsville is leading the revitalization of downtown Hyattsville, Maryland in the emerging Gateway Arts District. Named “Best Urban Smart Growth Neighborhood” by BUILDER Magazine, the community will feature hundreds of new row homes (townhomes), live-work space, art studios and galleries, and a retail town center – all just two miles from DC and within two miles of two Metro stations. Visit www.eya.com/Arts_District_Hyattsville for more details.
The mornings are turning crisp, the leaves are tinted golden, and you can almost taste the cinnamon and pumpkin flavored pastries on display at your favorite coffee shop. As sweater weather begins and we transition from summer to autumn, Old Town Alexandria embraces more than just the change in weather. With charming brick homes framed by auburn and amber colored trees, the city itself seems like it was designed for the season.
EYA’s newest Rockville community, Tower Oaks, will feature a unique destination at its center: the CORE. This amenity-rich space will act as a central gathering spot for residents. With a variety of features from a yoga studio to a neighborhood cafe, there will be many opportunities for residents to engage in recreational and community events. This is where a distinct feature of the CORE will come into play: a full-time lifestyle coordinator.
This past Saturday, we were thrilled to welcome hundreds of guests to our Tower Oaks VIP preview event in Rockville, MD. It was a warm and sunny afternoon as folks met and mingled with members of the EYA team to learn more about this unique new neighborhood.
As one of the most renowned communities in the DC metro area, Bethesda, MD is known for its eclectic mix of restaurants, extensive boutique and retail shopping, vibrant downtown, and variety of fun outdoor activities. Not only does Bethesda have so much to offer in terms of entertainment, but it offers its residents close proximity to the nation's capital as well as a variety of transportation options.