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Hyattsville is getting a new place for both food and art: A new Pizzeria Paradiso and, right next door, the non-profit Art Works Now , where everyone from children to seniors can learn and practice art.
As the organization Art Works Now prepared for their new landmark home in Hyattsville, they teamed up with the building’s restaurant, Pizzeria Paradiso and Prince George’s Arts and Humanities Council to embellish the new restaurant space with “Master Pizzas” created by invited artists and arts organizations from the surrounding community.
Art and pizza lovers rejoice! The much-anticipated, long-awaited Hyattsville locations of Art Works Now and Pizzeria Paradiso are opening soon.
In the wee hours of the morning, Donald Trump became the nation’s president-elect, beating Hillary Clinton. To some, this is sad news. For those seeking solace, Art Works Now is hosting a “Just Love” art attack tonight.
At the July 18 groundbreaking of the new Art Works and Pizzeria Paradiso, the excitement surrounding the upcoming art center and pizzeria was everywhere...
Pizzeria Paradiso chef and owner Ruth Gresser knows that few things pair better with pizza than beer. After all, Paradiso is known for having one of the city’s best craft beer programs....
On Friday, July 17, ABC7 Meteorologist Eileen Whelan was live on NewsChannel 8 at what will be the new location of Art Works. The organization held a special toddler art time in the parking lot...
When Barbara Johnson walked into the former flower shop at 4800 Rhode Island Ave. in Hyattsville more than two years ago, she immediately envisioned it filled with kids laughing, playing and making art...
Art Works Now announces its Hyattsville Groundbreaking Ceremony will happen on Saturday, July 18 from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. at 4800 Rhode Island Avenue, Hyattsville, MD.
Few locales excite a certain class of artist as much as a derelict building–where we see decay, they see a vast canvas and Amy Hughes Braden is one such artist.
It was the day the goldfish died. Late in May 2008, the D.C. Department of Consumer and Regulatory Affairs shuttered a sculpture show in an unused warehouse on 14th Street NW; the building’s owners hadn’t acquired the proper permits to host people inside.
art matters gallery, the exhibition project of Art Works Now, is hosting the opening reception of Asha Colquit McCollum’s art exhibit A Year of Color.
On October 20, after more than a year of debate about the Marché Florist building, the Prince George’s County Council voted 8-1 to overturn the site’s historic designation.
After nearly 90 minutes of discussion, the District Council voted 8-1 to overturn Marché Florist building historic site designation.
On the evening of September 19, the outside of the Art Works Now studio in Mount Rainier looked like a crime scene.
A District Council hearing on October 20 may determine the fate of the much-anticipated Art Works Now and Pizzeria Paradiso project almost a year after the saga began.
It’s hot out, but you don’t hear these teens complaining. They’re too busy making art. Art Works Now launches “Going Public!” an exciting mural project at the Brentwood Route One Farmer’s Market and Bazaar, in partnership with the “Art Lives Here” initiative in the Gateway Arts District.
Art Works Now has doubled their summer camp programing this year. The summer will start off with an expanded teen camp, in partnership with the “Art Lives Here” initiative in the Gateway Arts District.
Art Works Now, along with artist and educator Rushern Baker IV and Annie Rachel Wells are hosting a Drink & Draw Hullabaloo on Friday, May 16, 2014 at 4800 Rhode Island Avenue in Hyattsville, Maryland from 7 – 11 pm.
A bureaucratic tangle over the Pizzeria Paradiso in Hyattsville could be resolved soon. The owners of ArtWorks and the popular Washington eatery have been in a dispute with the Prince George’s Historic Preservation Commission over designating the dilapidated Marche Florist buildingon Route 1 as historic.
As motorists drive north on Route 1 in Prince George’s County, a dilapidated greenhouse with boarded-up windows is one of the first things they see as they travel into the Arts District of Hyattsville — a city determined to attract economic development.
Art Works will exhibit large prints of images by photographer Moshe Zusman’s new book, Kitchen Workshop: Pizza.
Deion Hawkins approached his mother one day a little more than a year ago and asked her to help him draw Simba from Disney’s “The Lion King.” He had seen a video demonstration on YouTube and wanted to give it a try.
A nonprofit art studio is continuing with plans to move into a long vacant building in Hyattsville, despite concerns raised due to the site’s historic designation.
When 19-year-old Deion Hawkins used to get agitated, he’d tear paper, leaving bits and pieces all over his bedroom.
Do you want a great, kid- focused, non-profit arts school in Hyattsville, to round out our momentum-gaining Arts District? Who doesn’t want a proven, tasty, hip pizza restaurant in the neighborhood? Gimme a slice! If your answer is yes to these questions, then you had better get off your chair and do something about it: because it won’t happen if this community doesn’t speak up.
What started as informal field trips for free art programs is growing into a multi-elementary school initiative: At School After School.