13th Annual Gateway Open Studio Tours To Provide Behind the Scene Access Throughout Gateway Arts District this Saturday

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More than 100 artists, studios and cultural centers to participate in the largest art festival of its kind in the DMV metro area. The day long event is free to the public and celebrating its 13th year.

“Each year, Gateway Open Studios is a great way to showcase the wealth of talent in our community,” says Pat Thornton, Executive Director of the Gateway CDC. “We are so excited to continue this community tradition into its 13th year!”

The 13th Annual Gateway Open Studios Tour will be held on Saturday, May 13 from 12-5pm in Prince George’s County along the Rt. 1 Corridor, from Mount Rainier to Hyattsville. Guests are invited to participate in an afternoon of discovering art, meeting artists, and exploring the studios where they work.

Over 100 artists, studios, galleries, and cultural centers participate in this one-day arts festival, which attracts hundreds of people each year to explore creative spaces throughout the Gateway Arts District. Hosted by Gateway Community Development Corporation (CDC) in partnership with local artists, organizations, and municipalities, this event is free and is the largest of its kind in the DMV Metro area.

From 12pm to 5pm, guests can attend interactive demonstrations and workshops including a live mural painting by Rose Jaffe at Red Dirt Studio, metal working at Forged MetalStudios, and acting technique at viaJ Studios in Hyattsville.

Featured galleries to view include ‘”Colored Folks” We Come in Every Shade’ by Normon Greene at Joe’s Movement Emporium, a pop-up showcase by Hyattsville Community Arts Council at ezStorage Studios in Brentwood, “Chocolate Cities” curated by Martina Dodd at Prince George’s African American Museum & Cultural Center, and “Studio View”, a retrospective of Joanna Campbell Blake’s work at 39th Street Gallery.

“Each year, Gateway Open Studios is a great way to showcase the wealth of talent in our community,” says Pat Thornton, Executive Director of the Gateway CDC. “We are so excited to continue this community tradition into its 13th year!”

A full list of participating artists, locations, and schedule of activities may be found at http://www.gatewayopenstudios.org.

About the Gateway CDC:
Gateway Community Development Corporation drives economic revitalization along the U.S. Route 1 Corridor through business and neighborhood development initiatives including promotion of the arts as a community building strategy. Gateway CDC works within the communities of Brentwood, North Brentwood and Mount Rainier, MD and in collaboration with multiple partners to ensure the success of the entire Gateway Arts District. Gateway CDC is a 501c3 non-profit organization located in North Brentwood, Prince George's County, Maryland

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