Patron’s Exhibit / Art Fair

The artdc Gallery gives back to supporting artists with a patrons’ exhibit.

HYATTSVILLE, MD (December 3, 2009) – The artdc Gallery will feature a Patron Members’ Exhibition from December 6, 2009, to January 3, 2010. A reception, open studio, and cash-and-carry event, titled “Cool Yule Arty Party,” will be held on Saturday, December 12, 2009, from noon to 6 p.m.  The doors open at 11am!

The gallery is located at The Lustine Center, 5710 Baltimore Ave., Hyattsville, Maryland 20781. Gallery visits are by appointment.

“This is a great way to give back to the patron members who support artdc’s discussion forum and other projects,” said gallery director and artist Jesse Cohen. “You’ll see an amazing variety of work in a broad range of mediums. If you’re looking to build your collection–or start one–this show brings together talented established and emerging artists in the metro DC area who offer unique, top-quality work at recession-friendly prices.”

On the same day, the “Cool Yule Arty Party” will also feature performances by 4 bands and a Legal Lecture by John Mason, and the amazing work from a fine group of local vendors selling their hand made Fine Art and Holiday Craft Items.  The group is diverse ranging from DC Conspiracy graphic novelists to artists, and stunning crafters.  Come support your local art scene and economy.  Works in the Art Fair and Patron’s show are commission free.
Alex Culbreth – 12:00 p.m.

“Well-constructed music and a stirring voice. A definite up-and-comer.” – Joel Pomerantz, SAW Songwriters Showcase

John Mason Legal Lecture – 1 p.m.
John Mason is an active DC-area intellectual property lawyer.

Margot MacDonald – 2:30 p.m.
2009 New Artist of the Year and Modern Rock Vocalist Wammie winner

Ellen Winter – 3:30 p.m.
Reminiscent of Regina Spektor, Ben Folds and Kate Nash all combined into one.

Jessica Bennett of Parliament Hill – 4:30 p.m.
A stunning acoustic musician with an amazing voice.

About the artdc Gallery
Located in the burgeoning Arts District in Hyattsville, Maryland, just outside of Washington, DC, the artdc Gallery features painting, sculpture, photography, mixed media and more by metro DC artists. Its light-filled space in the storefront of the Lustine Center, a striking, re-imagined 1950s car dealership, anchors a lively street of shops, restaurants, independent businesses and artist studios. Visit for information about the exhibits, and for social networking, resources and discussion forums on a variety of topics. The gallery is located at The Lustine Center, 5710 Baltimore Avenue, Hyattsville, MD 20781.


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