Prince George's County Department of Parks and Recreation


Saturday, October 21, 2 pm
Calabash Carnage Pumpkin Carving

Calabash Carnage Pumpkin CarvingCelebrate Halloween and have lots of fun at the Brentwood Arts Exchange! Your family is invited to join us for a Pumpkin Carving Workshop. Use your imagination and create your own designs. Admission is free. Pumpkins are sold at cost, $5 each.

Tuesday, October 24, 7 pm
"Present" in Print

"Present" in PrintPresented at Pyramid Atlantic Arts Center

In a combination lecture and demonstration, join Pyramid Atlantic and the Brentwood Arts Exchange for a talk about printmaking and its role in feminism and social justice. After the talk, check out Pyramid's Letterpress Studio for a demonstration, and walk away with a printed poster. This event is FREE, but advance registration is required. Registration begins October 1 at

This event is proudly presented in coordination of Now Be Here #4 at the National Museum of Women in the Arts. Check out for more info about how you can support women artists.

Pyramid Atlantic Art Center
4318 Gallatin Street
Hyattsville, MD 20781

Saturday, November 4, 2 pm
Press Outreach Tool Kit

Artists and arts organizations are invited to attend this information session on streamlining how artists promote their press releases as well as adjust their research and strategy to shape their business models towards local, regional, and national outreach.

This free workshop is part of the Making it as an Artist professional development series at the Brentwood Arts Exchange.

Saturday, November 11, 5 pm
Opening Reception: Splash: Attitude and Process

Opening Reception: Splash: Attitude and ProcessThe 2017 Prince George’s County Juried Exhibition

Attitudes are catalysts for new processes, and re-envisioned ways of making. To use any material, or even to make work that is ethereal, arises from widely varied practices, but always embodies the artist’s attitude about creating. Furthermore, to act with style and intention in creating articulates and shares the position of the artist. Pushing the boundaries of art informs not only making art but also seeing it.

Friday, November 17, 8 pm
J Pope and the HearNow at the Listening Room

J Pope and the HearNow at the Listening RoomJ Pope and the HearNow is a hip-hop/alt-Soul/funk group from Baltimore. Known for their high energy performances and intense, rigorous compositions, the group released their album Soul Searching in June 2017. The band calls Soul Searching a “snapshot of a period that saw shifting band members, failed experiments, and lessons learned, but also intense moments of inspiration and clarity.”

J Pope and the HearNow have received generous recognition around the Baltimore music scene in publications like Baltimore Magazine and the Baltimore Times.

Tickets $15

Saturday, November 18, 2 pm
Thanksgiving Glitterfest

Thanksgiving GlitterfestA FREE one-day workshop for young artists and families to decorate sparkling centerpieces with glitter for their Thanksgiving table. Nothing says "Thanks!" like glitter - and all the mess can stay in our classroom. Families are encouraged to bring their own items to decorate, but can also choose from a limited selection of free centerpiece items at the workshop.

Friday, November 24, 10 am
Black Friday Sale

Black Friday SaleThis is what holiday shopping was meant to be: calm, friendly, local, and full of beautiful items. One day a year, fittingly the day after Thanksgiving, we reduce our commission on sales and mark down everything in the Brentwood Arts Exchange Fine Craft Store 20% - but still pay the artists the same as with a regular sale.

Support artists who are of course themselves also small businesses. Our Craft Store features unique, one-of-a-kind handmade jewelry, blown glass, ceramics, handbags, cards, and more.

Saturday, December 9, 10 am
Brentwood Arts Exchange Craft Fair and Beer Tasting Lounge

Brentwood Arts Exchange Craft Fair and Beer Tasting LoungeDon’t get stuck at crowded malls this season buying generic gift sets for your loved ones… Come to the Brentwood Arts Exchange Holiday Craft Fair and Beer Tasting Lounge! Craft artisans from our community will display their items for sale inside our warm and cozy gallery environs.

A wide selection of unique craft items will be available, including pottery, jewelry, textiles, glass, ornaments, and much more. While you finish your holiday shopping, stop by the beer tasting lounge.

Friday, December 15, 8 pm
Ballad Of at the Listening Room

Ballad Of at the Listening RoomBallad Of is a DC-based quartet that offers a wide range of musical styles that are strategically intertwined to make engaging and unique musical compositions. Their style slams together vocal harmonies, guitars, banjos, cello/fiddles, and both traditional and non-traditional percussion instruments for a truly engaging performance.

Tickets $15

Saturday, December 16, 2 pm
Holiday Ornament Workshop

Holiday Ornament WorkshopThis FREE family-friendly, workshop provides the opportunity to create paper ornaments for the Holiday season. All materials are provided. If you have special paper you would like to use, feel free to bring it the day of the event. No registration required. We look forward to sharing the Holidays with you.

Saturday, February 10, 2 pm
Unshrink My Heart

Unshrink My HeartThe DIY arts and crafts icon from the 80’s is back! And nothing says “love” like a hand-made pre-shrunk Valentine. Families are invited to create beautiful jewelry, key chains, and other Valentine’s Day gifts for their loved ones.

Children will receive their first 2 sheets of blank Shrinky Dinks free, additional sheets will be available to purchase for 50 cents each.