Frequently Asked Questions
Questions everyone wonders about the Gateway Arts District
- Clarifications about the Arts District, Lingo and Who's-Who
- What is an arts district?
- How many arts-related businesses are there in the Gateway Arts District? What is an "arts-related business?"
- What are the perimeters of the Gateway Arts District?
- Who manages the Gateway Arts District public relations and publicity? Who runs MyGatewayArts.org?
How to Use MyGatewayArts.org
- How do I add myself or edit my listing in the Artist Directory?
- How do I add Arts District news to my news feed?
- How do I submit an event posting?
- How do I submit a residential/commercial property for rent/sale?
- Who do I contact to find a new studio?
- How do I submit content for the Arts & Educational Resources section?
- Where do I add my "Call for Artists"?
- How are artists and businesses listed in your directory/locator?
- How can I promote myself on MyGatewayArts.org?
- Who can I contact to ask an arts-related question? Is there a community forum?
- I have a question that isn't listed here...
Questions about the Gateway Arts District
Many people and organizations mix-up who's-who and think that because there's so much collaboration, various organizations have merged together or were one big organization in the first place. Here's a quick explanation:
The Prince George's County Gateway Arts & Entertainment District is funded by grants from M-NCPPC, Prince George's County Councilman Will Campos, and the support of the Prince George's Arts and Humanities Council, the Maryland State Arts Council, the Hyattsville CDC, and the Gateway CDC. In addition, the Arts District is identified as part of the Anacostia Trails Heritage Area (ATHA)'s Maryland Milestones. Visit our about page for key information.
"Nationally Arts and Entertainment (A&E) Districts can be found in cities and towns of all sizes each one is uniquely reflecting a local mission, history, and cultural development. Some districts succeed with thoughtful landscaping and signage, while others are involved in the renovation of existing buildings and attracting complimentary businesses..." -See the Maryland State Arts Council page for more information.
How many arts-related businesses are there in the Gateway Arts District? What is an "arts-related business?"
We have recorded over 50 arts-related businesses within (or within two blocks of) the 5-mile-long Arts District whose services appeal to our arts community. Arts-related businesses must work or serve goods/services in the visual arts, performing arts, arts management, culinary arts, cosmetology, design/planning fields, and other forms interpreted as formal studies of the arts. These can be artists or artisans who work as established "businesses." It's a matter of presentation and use. Business types are located on our Business Locator.
The Arts District runs north-south along Baltimore/Rhode Island Avenue, beginning at Madison Street at Baltimore Avenue in Hyattsville and ending at Eastern Avenue at Rhode Island Avenue in Mount Rainier.
The Gateway Arts District is the only arts district in Maryland to feature more than one city/town, and is the closest in Maryland to the Washington, DC area (following Wheaton, MD; Bethesda, MD; Silver Spring, MD; and the DC Arts District of Washington, DC).
Need a visual? View our interactive Google map.
The Arts District's Management Team oversees all public relations and publicity through the Gateway CDC and Hyattsville CDC.
The Hyattsville CDC runs this website and promotes public relations through the MyGatewayArts handles on Twitter, Facebook, and by e-mail.
How to Use MyGatewayArts.org
New users can join our artists' directory for free.
Returning users, please login your account (top right-hand side of the website) and enter your information. If you have trouble, contact our Content Management Team.
You will first need to log-in in order to submit events calendar postings (as well as directory listings).
How do I submit a residential/commercial property for rent/sale? Who do I contact to find a new studio?
Our Studio Locator is the tool you're looking for. Each property owner is listed for each listing. If after consulting the locator, you'd still like to locate more opportunities, please e-mail the Gateway CDC Program and Facility Manager, John Paradiso. Include the following information requests: property location, space specifications, space price, press release date, and contact name, e-mail, and telephone.
Please e-mail our Content Management Team to add to our resource. Include all relevant information about the resource as well as its contact information.
Our Artists' Directory and Business Locator allow those who live or actively work within/near the Arts District and identify as Gateway artists/businesses to list themselves on our community resource. Artists and businesses are sorted by (1) If they have a studio, (2) when they are open for hours, (3) if they have regular events, (4) their media, and then (5) their location.
Artists must visit & care for the community, therefore having a 'stake' in its development. Artists do not need to have a studio to be listed, nor do they need to have exhibited recently or provide examples of the artwork to be listed. Those that do have a studio will be placed on our map.
Businesses follow the same criteria. Those with open hours or those that regularly have events even if their hours aren't regular will be placed on our map.
For example, an Interior Designer who has an established business but works from home and does not desire to provide his/her street address would be listed but not placed on the Business Locator map.
Similarly, if he/she wants to list as both an artist and business under one page, no worries--the designer has the option to complete one directory listing, but select a different (or same) artist's name and trade name.
Find your page from the Artists' Directory or Business Locator, and copy the address to your page found in the web address bar. You can also grab the Official Gateway Arts District branding materials from our Reading Room . Please visit our social media section as well to utilize our Facebook and Twitter feeds.
Please e-mail our Content Management Team first, who can answer or direct your question appropriately. You can also join our community forum on Facebook. Have you visited our Arts & Education Resources section to find help?
Please e-mail our Content Management Team, to inquire.