Prince George's County Department of Parks and Recreation

Events

Saturday, October 4, 2 pm
Axis Artists' Talk

Axis ArtistsAxis presents video, drawing, sculpture, painting, sound art, and poetry by 13 artists, musicians, and poets who are former fellows of the Virginia Center for the Creative Arts. A selection of artists in the exhibition will join us to discuss their ideas, processes, and inspirations. The event is free and open to the public.

Saturday, October 25, 11 am
Calabash Carnage Family Pumpkin Carving

Calabash Carnage Family Pumpkin CarvingCelebrate Halloween with 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.

Saturday, November 8. 1-5pm
Gateway Arts Center and EZ Storage Studios Fall Open Studio Day

The Gateway Arts Center and EZ Storage Studios - just a few hundred feet apart - are home to dozens of sculptors, painters, paper-makers, photographers, doll-makers, and more - not to mention the Brentwood Arts Exchange, 39th Street Gallery, and Zimstone Gallery. Meet the artists, see their work spaces, get to know what inspires them, and dare we say it... start your holiday shopping early. Then, cap off the day at 5pm with the after party/opening reception for "Prince George's Sampler" at the Brentwood Arts Exchange.

Saturday, November 8. 5-8pm
Opening Reception for Prince George's Sampler

Opening Reception for Prince GeorgeThe annual Prince George's County Juried Exhibition, hosted at different sites each year by the Department of Parks and Recreation Arts and Cultural Heritage Division, presents the best of emerging and mid-career artists in the County. Celebrate the exhibition's return to the Gateway Arts District with this year's iteration, "Prince George's Sampler", featuring work in all media and forms by artists who live, work, or study in the county. Spend your afternoon touring the open studios at the Gateway Arts Center and EZ Storage Studios, then spend the evening with us celebrating all our county has to offer.

Saturday, November 22, 11 pm
2nd Annual Thanksgiving Glitter Fest

2nd Annual Thanksgiving Glitter FestA 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 28. 10 am-7 pm
Black Friday Sale

This is what holiday shopping was meant to be: calm, friendly, full of beautiful things, and local. One day a year, fittingly the day after Thanksgiving, we reduce our commission on sales mark down everything in the 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. Featuring hand made jewelry, blown glass, ceramics, handbags, cards, and more.

Saturday, December 13, 2014. 11 am - 4 pm
Brentwood Arts Exchange Holiday Craft Fair

Brentwood Arts Exchange Holiday Craft FairDon’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! Thirteen Fine Craft artisans from the community will be displaying their items for sale inside our warm and cozy gallery and classroom. A wide selection of fine craft items will be available such as pottery, jewelry, textiles, glass, ornaments, and much more. Free admission, free fun. YOU WON’T WANT TO MISS THIS!