By Michele Lerner (View full story online on Washington Post)
The Gateway Arts District, which encompasses Mount Rainier, Brentwood, North Brentwood and Hyattsville in Prince George’s County, was established by the county in 2001 to use the arts to promote economic development.
A new apartment complex to open in 2018, Studio 3807 at 3807 Rhode Island Ave. in Brentwood, includes more than 3,000 square feet of artist studio space.
The developer of the 147-unit building, Landex Development, has commissioned $200,000 worth of art for permanent public display at the building. In addition, Studio 3807 will have a regular schedule of artist talks and rotating art displays for the public.
Local artists will occupy the studio spaces.
Peter Siegel, chief executive of Landex, plans to sponsor the design of two sculptural bus stops in front of the company’s two apartments, Studio 3807, and its sister property, Artisan at 4100.