Better Block Project 2013 – Mount Rainier Circle

By Editorial Team on April 24, 2013
Friday, April 26 from 6pm to 10pm

Discover local arts on the street, store windows and within businesses on Rhode Island Ave. in Mount Rainier, MD. There will be live music, interactive storytelling, free food, Pop-up Gallery, Music Laboratory, and more.

City hall will have a map of events available for those who attend:

Mount Rainier Interactive: Artists Greta Byrum and Mike Turner will turn an overlooked alleyway into an interactive story telling studio.

Library/Insurance Building: Meet artist John Grunwell and his colorful mural design.

Launch Pad: Artist Will McKindley-Ward’s workshop space serving young musicians. All-ages community jam session and tours from 6pm to 9pm. Drums, amps, and PA provided – please bring any other instrument.

Circle Deli Mural: Artist Melissa Glasser’s mural-in-progress installation will be on view with a chance to meet and talk with the artist from 6:30pm to 9pm. Circle Deli will provide food samples.

Party Time Liquor: This community-friendly liquor store will host a free wine tasting from 6pm to 8pm.

Urban Eats Music Cafe: See the new window lettering design and meet visual display artist Robin Bliss and business owners Annette and Marsha Martin. Live music and great eats! 8pm Mount Rainier Jam Band; 9pm Kim Reynolds Quartet.

Mon Cheri Haitian Fine Art Gallery: Presenting Hyattsville Community Arts Alliance with a dual exhibition and reception from 6pm to 9pm.

Adinkra Cultural Arts Studio: Showing the documentary Hidden Colors II at 7pm.

Ubuntu Nakama: Observe a drum class with Baba M. from 6:45pm to 7:45pm and the Farafina Kan Youth ensemble rehearsal from 7:30pm to 9:30pm.

Veteran’s Park: Art Works Studio School will bring a new spirit of fun and creativity to this park with their bubble art activity appropriate for artists of all ages from 6pm to 8pm.

Revive Community Acupuncture: Open house from 6pm to 8pm.

Anacosita Hours: Learn about the local currency initiative at City Hall.

Street Performances by Taratibu Youth Association’s Pan-African Drill Team and wandering story-teller Moira Jackson will occur around City Hall throughout the night.

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