From abandoned buildings to beautiful murals: Artists transform Hyattsville

It took these Maryland artists just three weeks to beautify their community

By Lindsay Maizland (View full story online on wusa9)

If you walked down Hyattsville’s Baltimore Avenue one year ago, you would’ve passed an entire block of untouched, broken buildings.

Directly across the street from the abandoned lots sat the design firm and boutique Green Owl Design. Co-founders Erica Riggio and Angela Justice looked our their front window and saw plywood, broken windows and things falling off the buildings. They were sometimes embarrassed to invite clients to their boutique and noticed that people rarely walked by.