Weekend East City Event Round Up: Rhode Island Avenue Edition


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Saturday September 14

Hyattsville Arts Festival (11 am to 5pm)

The Sixth Annual Downtown Hyattsville Arts Festival has expanded the line-up of the festival to over 75 arts and humanities booths including a “literary” section.  Look for two performance stages and of course, the ability to drink locally brewed Franklin’s beer throughout the festival grounds.  For details click here.

The Festival is located at the intersection of Baltimore Avenue (Rhode Island Avenue/Route 1) & Jefferson Street in Hyattsville, MD.

Art Enables’ Off-Rhode Gallery (1pm to 4pm)

On your way to (or back from) the Hyattsville Arts Festival, don’t forget to stop by Art Enables’ Off-Rhode Gallery to see the historical collages of accomplished artist John M. Williams who lives with autism.  For details, click here.    

Off-Rhode Gallery at Art Enables is located at 2204 Rhode Island Ave NE.

 39th Street Gallery (5:30pm to 8:30pm)

After the Festival, the 39th Street Gallery opens a three person exhibition curated by Jack Livingston. Tender Mercies includes artists Jan Razauskas, Ding Ren, and Gerald Ross who have created “intimate work based in humanistic values” according to the curator.  For details, click here.

39th Street Gallery is located at 3901 Rhode Island Avenue, Brentwood, MD (Upstairs)

Brentwood Arts Exchange (5pm to 8pm)

Monica Jahan Bose in collaboration with women of the Katakhali Cooperative in Bangladesh and Filmmaker Nandita Ahmed present Layer By Layer: Storytelling with Saris.  This compelling exhibition tells the story of 12 Katkhali island women who have survived the destructive force of successive cyclones only to rebuild again and again.  For details, click here.

Brentwood Arts Exchange is located at 3901 Rhode Island Avenue, Brentwood, MD (Downstairs)

East City Art is now in Print! 

Get your free copy of the East City Art Quarterly Guide to the Visual Arts in the September editions of the Hill Rag or East of the River Monthlies.