Otis Street Arts Project

Otis Street Arts Project

Thursday, May 3, 2018

Manifold at Otis Street Arts Project

May 12 - June 16

Opening Reception

Liz Lescault
Gloria Chapa
Art Drauglis
Shelley Lowenstein
Chris Bohner
Melissa Allen and Michael Corigliano
Kirsty Little
Eric Gordon
Nick Alberti
Ceci Cole McInturff
Elizabeth Curren

Otis Street Arts Project
3706 Otis St
Mount Rainier, MD

by appointment

Tuesday, May 1, 2018

Gateway Arts District Open Studio Saturday May 12th

Gateway Arts District Open Studios
Saturday May 12th

The artists of Maryland’s Gateway Arts District present the 14th iteration of the Spring Open Studios on Saturday, May 12, 2018 from 12-5 p.m. The self-guided tour takes place in the Gateway Arts District along Route 1 in Prince George’s County, MD in the towns of Mount Rainier, North Brentwood, Brentwood and Hyattsville. The inaugural opening celebration of the new Lab Gallery at the Brentwood Arts Exchange in the Gateway Art Centerlocated at 3901 Rhode Island Ave, Brentwood, MD 20722will take place after the open studios from 5-8 p.m.
The Gateway Arts District is the DC metro area’s largest arts district and houses internationally renowned galleries, studios, workshops and art spaces. Visitors have the opportunity to directly interact with artists in their studios and to connect with their artistic process.

20 Venues. 70 Studios. Over 100 Artists!

On Saturday, May 12, studios, art organizations, and galleries throughout the Gateway Arts District will open their doors to the public. The event is free and open to people of all ages. Over 100 individual artists participate in the event making the 2018 Spring Open Studios the region’s most prominent visual arts event. Audiences can attend art openings, glass-blowing demonstrations or select artwork in an artist’s studio. This artist-led event presents a once-a-year opportunity to connect with the region’s most important and economically vital centers of art production.
A free shuttle bus will make stops from Artists by the Tracks in Mount Rainier to Pyramid Atlantic in Hyattsville.
Between studios and gallery stops, the Gateway Arts Districts offers several new food and drink options along Route 1 including the recently opened Pizzeria Paradiso in Hyattsville, known for its outstanding pizza and wide selection of craft beers. Pizzeria Paradiso will host a beer festival on May 12 from 12-5 p.m.

More information, including a self-guided map of the open studios, visit the eventsFacebook page at www.facebook.com/2018springopenstudios in advance of the tour.

The 2018 Spring Open Studios is sponsored by the artists of the Gateway Arts District, Prince Georges Arts & Humanities Council, Portico Gallery and Studios, Studio 3807 Apartments, City of Hyattsville and media partner East City Art. 

More Information HERE

Friday, April 27, 2018

Closing Reception for Scott Pennington at Otis Street Arts Project

Please join us for the closing reception of this beautiful exhibit.

Scott Pennington
Otis Street Arts Project
Saturday April 28th
5-8 PM

Read the Washington Post Review 

Otis Street Arts Project
3706 Otis Street 
Mount Rainier, MD

Friday, April 20, 2018

Scott Pennington at Otis Street Arts Project through April 28th


M-F, by Appointment

Closing Reception
Saturday April 28th

Otis Street Arts Project
3706 Otis Street
Mount Rainier, MD

Thursday, March 29, 2018

Spring 2018 Artist Run Gateway Arts District Open Studio Tour

Artists of The Gateway Arts District 
Spring 2018
Open Studio Tour

Saturday May 12

In the towns of Mount Rainier, Brentwood, and Hyattsville, MD

Participating Studios:

Otis Street Arts Project

3706 Otis Street MOUNT RAINIER
- Sean Hennessey
- David Mordini
- Gloria Vasquez Chapa
- Ceci Cole Mcinturff
- Beth Curren
- Chris Bohner
- Kirsty Little
- Liz Lescault
- Eric Gordon
- Nick Alberti
- A. Drauglis | Furnituremaker and Woodworker
- Shelley Lowenstein
-Melissa Allen

Red Dirt Studio
4051 34th St, Mt Rainier
- Margaret Boozer-Strother
- Tim McLoraine
- Carolyn Cardinet
- JJ McCracken
-Leslie Holt
-Amy Hughes Braden
-Jessica Burnam
-Lorenzo Cardim
-Mike Corigliano
-Big D  
-Rex Delafkaran
-Nehemiah Dixon, III
-Jeremy Flick
-Gayle Friedman
-Claire Huschle
-Mariko Iwata
-Liz Lessner
-Emily Liddle
-Raina Martens
-Scot McKenzie 
-Philip Mecham  
-Diana N'Diaye
-Lara Payne
-Andre Pellerin
- Siobhan Rigg
-Rafael Rodriguez
-Marita Roos
-Robin Schaefer
-Peter Sprung 
-Juliana Vallejo
-Julia Walther

Washington Glass School
3700 Otis Street Mount Rainier
- Tim Tate
- Michael Janis
- Erwin Timmers
- Laura Beth Konopinski
- John Henderson
- Patricia Kent
- Patricia De Poel Wilberg
-Laurie Brown
-Debbie LoCicero
-Max DeMulder
-Nancy Kronstadt
-April Shelford

White Point Studios
3708 Wells Avenue Mt Rainier
- Laurel Lukaszewski
- Kate Kretz
- Jo Ellen Walker
- Tamara Laird

Orange Door Studios
3706 Wells Avenue Mount Rainier
- Ellyn Weiss
- Ellen Sinel
- Jassie Rios

Tanglewood Works
5132 Baltimore Ave, Hyattsville

Blue Door Studios
3704 Otis St, Mt Rainier
- Alonzo Davis
- Alec Simpson

Art Works Now
4800 Rhode Island Ave, Hyattsville

Gateway Arts Center
3901 Rhode Island Ave, Brentwood
-Laurie Breen
-Leila Holtsman
-Ann Stoddard 

Brentwood Arts Exchange
3901 Rhode Island Ave, Brentwood

EZ Storage Studios
4301-4303 Rhode Island Ave, Brentwood
- Wayson R. Jones
- Wamalingo Studio
- Suzanne Koch and Colin O'Brien
-Susan Crane

Studio 3807 & Portico Gallery and Studios
3807 Rhode Island Ave, Brentwood 

Art Enables
2204 Rhode Island Ave DC

3613 Oak Lane
-Peter Bain McClintock
-Veronica Szalus
- Tanglewood Studios

Blue Fire Ceramics Studio
3700 Wells Ave, Mount Rainier
-Margaret Flaherty
-Robert Devers

3706 Otis Street REAR Mount Rainier
- Valerie Theberge
- Shahin Shikhaliyev
- Sharon Robinson

Pyramid Atlantic
4318 Gallatin St, Hyattsville
- Jenny Walton

DC Glassworks
5346 46th Ave Hyattsville 
-David D'Orio

3702 Otis St Mt Rainier
- Janis Goodman 
- Anne Smith

3804 38th St Brentwood
- J. Coleman

Robinson Forged Metals
5530 Tuxedo Rd, Hyattsville

3403 Windom Road Mt Rainier
- Megan Van Wagoner
- Steven R Jones
- Alma Selimovic
- RozArt

Fleishers of Maryland Hosting HCAA
5200 Baltimore Avenue Hyattsville
-Denise Brown
-Nancy V. Sims

4021 35th St. Mount Rainier
-Steve Wanna

3700 Wells Ave Mount Rainier
-Arlette Jassel

Brewers Arcade
4015 35th St Mt Rainier

There will be a beer festival going on at Pizzeria Paradiso Hyattsville

The Brentwood Arts Exchange will be hosting the
“Inaugural Reception for the new Lab Gallery.” from 5-8PM

Otis Street Arts Project
3706 Otis Street
Mount Rainier, MD
More Information to come

Thursday, March 22, 2018

Saturday Night at Otis Street Arts Project

Scott Pennington
at Otis Street Arts Project
March 24- April 21st
Opening Reception
Saturday March 24th
5-8 PM


Scott Pennington is a Baltimore-based artist specializing in large-scale participatory installation and sculptural assemblage works. Drawing upon his background as a furniture and cabinet-maker, Pennington utilizes woodworking and construction techniques to create colorful, detailed works of art that engage varied audiences and invigorate public spaces. Pennington’s work suggests a tangible, yet illusory reality that examines labor, consumer culture, and the pursuit of simple pleasures, and the construction of nostalgic human connections both genuine and fictitious.

Artist Statement

My work is about creating social spaces with a significant architectural presence. I am primarily a sculptor and installation artist focusing heavily on social interaction and engaging the public through participatory, interactive work often with a performance component. As a builder and fabricator my skills lie in construction of large objects and structures. This often translates into public environments which viewers enter and become an active participant.

I am drawn to the social and evocative nature of public spaces that naturally create opportunities for interaction on different levels not only between the viewer and the art but between the viewers themselves as well. This experience is commonly found in situations like traveling carnivals, amusement parks, playgrounds and public festivals. These are spaces designed to excite and stimulate the senses and also provide visitors with relief and release from their daily life.

My work is also informed by folk art or visionary environments. I see visionary and folk environments as an artist or creative person's pure expression of creativity free from the political or marketing aspects of our world.