Creative Suitland Hosts Better Block Suitland Kickoff Weekend

By Editorial Team on April 4, 2022

Fri, 08 April 2022 - Sat, 09 April 2022

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Creative Suitland Arts Center is an one-stop for all things CREATIVE! From our creative writing workshops, wellness programs, to our live performances, we provide arts, culture and entertainment for the greater Suitland community and beyond! Check out our exciting offerings below. Visit our website for more information: www.creativesuitland.org.

BLOCK PARTY – FRIDAY, APRIL 8 5-9PM

Event Schedule:

  • 5pm – Ribbon Cutting Ceremony
  • 5:30-7PM – BLOCK PARTY: Food Trucks, Outdoor Games, Artisan Vendors and more
  • 7-9PM – BLOCK PARTY: Performance by Dior Ashley Brown and the Filthy Animals

Featured Vendors:

  • Vintage Thrivals by Rich Rocket
  • Khadija Jahmila Art
  • The Crate Adventure
  • 4DMV Kids
  • PGFD Fire Recruiter

Featured Food Trucks:

  • Soultarian
  • Smokenlo BBQ
  • The Funnel Cake King

Featured Activity:

Remix Rage Smash Room is a therapeutic program that provides the tools necessary to aid in emotion regulation and frustration tolerance. Smash Rooms (i.e. rage rooms or anger rooms) first began in Japan for venting by destroying items.Individuals wear protective gear, choose tools, and use their bodies to break things. For more information about this activity, click here.

ABOUT THE PERFORMER:

Dior Ashley Brown and the Filthy Animals are a collective of outer space aliens creating a musical experience that blends hip hop, rnb, funk, jazz, soul and rock and roll – A big black and brown Chocolate City Sound with vibes to move your body and your mind while cleansing your spirit. Their monthly residency at Bossa Bistro and Lounge has attracted music lovers from all over the DMV to party and celebrate life and heal with music. Fronted by DC’s own Dior Ashley Brown, the energy is big and sure to rock the house.

CREATIVE SATURDAY – SATURDAY, APRIL 9 12-4PM

Featured Vendors:

Vintage Thrivals by Rich Rocket | Delkis Collections | JN Studio Art | Khadija Jahmila Art | Denise Richardson | The Sprinkle Shoppe |Don’t Trip Psychedelic | JITB | Plum Soul Studio | Shelly Hoops | Serena Wills | The Crate Adventure | Black Art Today | Camilla Angel | We Adorn Wood | Love9Twenty | Beyond Bedazzled | The Tea Type with Babes in Treatland | The THRONE | Shea By Lee Monet | Natural Feels Awareness

Featured Workshops:

  • ARTBAE STUDIO
    • 12-12:45PM – Spring Into Something New with Girl Speak
    • 1-1:45PM – Women’s Firearm & Self-Defense Program
    • 2-2:45PM – Tap Dance with Soles In Rhythm
    • 3-3:45PM – Self-Publishing 101 with Serena Wills
  • STUDIO 2
    • 12-12:45PM – Hand Dance Workshop with II Dance
    • 1-1:45PM – There’s A Poem In Everyone with Miss Kiane
    • 2-2:45PM – Melodies and Lyrics with Rebekah Laur’en (For Teens!)

OUTDOOR STAGE

1-1:45PM – African Dance Workshop with Ni Dembaya 

Featured Activities:

  • Free Familiy Art Activites presented by Parks and Recreation’s Arts on a Roll Program
  • Community Paint Projects

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