Sunday, November 4, 2012
Vendors provided visitors with a variety of unique arts and crafts while performers gave attendees a spectacular show.
For the first time in two years Hamilton Street shut down in West Hyattsville for a festival. This was the first year of the Handmade on Hamilton street fest, which celebrated handmade goods with an international flair. The festival is essentially the reborn International Street Festival with a heavier focus on arts, crafts and culture. Attendance was less than what organizers had hoped for, according to Abby Sandel, acting director of the Hyattsville Department of Community Services. She estimates that there were about 500 "unique visitors" who came to the event. "We were hoping for double that," said Sandel. "But on the bright side, some of our vendors had great days and we brought a lot of great things to Hyattsville." Those things …
Friday, November 2, 2012
New Hyattsville festival celebrates handmade crafts, music and dance with international flair
It's been a long time since area residents had an opportunity to party along Hamilton Street in West Hyattsville, but that's all about to change this weekend with Handmade on Hamilton. Dubbed an "international celebration of craft, music and food", the festival is the resurrected version of the old International Street Festival which graced Hamilton Street for 15 years until administrative issues put the fete on hiatus after 2010. Since then, the festival has been restructured with an arts and crafts focus. The centerpiece of the reborn festival is now handmade crafts from around the world. The city has registered more than 40 local and regional artisans, jewelers, potters and more to sell their wares and demonstrate their trade to …
Thursday, November 1, 2012
Looking for some exciting things to do this weekend? Check out some of the fun things going on around town.
Each week, Patch puts together a list of local activities and events going on in your area this weekend. Check back weekly and tell us in the comments if you know of any additional activities coming up. Handmade on Hamilton Slavic Food Festival and Bake Sale Holiday Bazaar Montpelier Farms Corn Maze and Family Fun Park Christmas Bazaar HellSpawn II: Black Aggie Speaks Prince George's Saturday Running Club Prince Georges’ Students’ Community Mural is On Display at The Mall at Prince Georges
Monday, September 10, 2012
City officials put call out for vendors as application deadline approaches.
Regional artists and artisans have less than five days to register for the inaugural "Handmade on Hamilton" craft fair in West Hyattsville. The event, dubbed an "international celebration of craft, music and food", will be held on Nov. 3, 2012 from noon to 7 p.m. "Response from applicants has been good so far," said Abby Sandel, Hyattsville's communications manager and acting director of the Recreation and Arts Department. "But we still do have some booths available." The city of Hyattsville is accepting applications through Sept. 14 from vendors who trade in handmade arts and crafts interested in exhibiting at the new festival. All vendors will be juried by the city for acceptance. If accepted, there'll be a $40 booth fee to pay. That …
Monday, August 13, 2012
The city of Hyattsville seeks handmade artisans to ply their wares at Fall arts and culture fest.
Regional artists and crafts-people have yet another opportunity to showcase their wares in Hyattsville at the upcoming Handmade on Hamilton festival slated for late fall. The city of Hyattsville is now accepting applications from vendors who trade in handmade arts and crafts interested in exhibiting at the new festival. All vendors must be approved by the city. If accepted, there'll be a $40 booth fee to pay. That fee gets you a 10 foot square patch of land to push your products onto the populace. The Handmade on Hamilton festival is the reincarnated International Street Festival. This heritage is referenced in the new event's complete, official name; Handmade on Hamilton - An International Celebration of Craft, Music and Food. Handmade …