Monday, August 15, 2016

Arts & Ales Festival Brings Together Artist Community & Craft Beer Crowd for Festive Day Out

From our friends at the Brewers Association of Maryland...

Hyattsville Community Development Corporation Partners with the Brewers Association of Maryland, for First Time, to Present “Arts & Ales”

Unique Event Brings Together Artist Community and Craft Beer Crowd to Enjoy Festive Day Out

Hyattsville Community Development Corporation and The Brewers Association of Maryland have partnered, for the first time, to present “Arts & Ales,” the 2016 Downtown Hyattsville Arts & Ales Festival taking place on Saturday, September 10 from 12 noon - 6 PM in downtown Hyattsville, incorporating three city blocks as part of the largest yearly arts event in the county. Over 4,500 visitors are expected to attend the juried festival that will feature over 100 exhibiting artists, Maryland craft breweries, food vendors, live music, performances and dance. Other partners of the event include City of Hyattsville and M-NCPPC. The event is free and family friendly, but those wishing to partake in beer tastings can purchase tasting passes for $30 in advance or $35 at the gate the day of the event. For more information, call (301) 683-8267 or log onto or

Hyattsville Community Development Corporation has been successfully producing the Downtown Hyattsville Arts Festival for a few years but this year, for the first time, decided to partner with the Brewers Association of Maryland to expand their reach and hopefully, draw even more people to the festival.

Hyattsville and the surrounding community have been experiencing a growth on the arts scene to include the new homes of Pyramid Atlantic, new construction for Artworks Now and the installation of “Ribbon of Life” located by the new Safeway as well as five other public artworks projects in the area.

Lead sponsors include Brewers Association of Maryland, Hon. Deni Taveras, Prince George’s County District 2 Councilmember, City of Hyattsville, The Prince George’s County Revenue Authority, Washington City Paper’s Crafty Bastards Fair, and the Maryland State Arts Council.

WHATArts & Ales: 2016 Downtown Hyattsville Arts & Ales Festival

WHEN: Saturday, September 10, 2016
12 noon - 6 PM

WHERE: Town of Hyattsville, Prince George’s County

MORE INFO: For more information, log onto or

About the Brewers Association of Maryland:
The Brewers Association of Maryland (BAM), founded in 1996, is the non-profit trade association of Maryland brewing companies. The mission of BAM is to promote, protect and grow Maryland beer through marketing, advocacy and education. There are 40+ licensed breweries in Maryland. For more information, log onto or call (410) 252-9463.

The brewing industry in Maryland dates back to the American colonial period, when the first brewing company in the colony opened in the mid-1600s. With a rich brewing history of over 300 years, BAM is committed to continuing the proud tradition of crafting world-class beer in the Old Line State.  Maryland craft breweries continue to grow and support local communities, from small business owners to the family farm.