We'll get to know each other over coffee at Vigilante Coffee (their acai bowls are the best in town!). After a nice caffeine fix, we'll venture out into the Hyattsville Arts District corridor. You'll get to see all the hidden gems only locals know about: giant-sized clarinet horns, earrings made from silverware, the blue guitar sign. And stop at many art installations we encounter: the famous Hyattsville "H" planters, art wrapped traffic boxes, and rainbow alley. Be prepared to walk between urban buildings and take plenty of photos. The tour ends at Franklins Brewery where we peruse the quirkiest gift shop you've ever encountered.
My name is Jacob, the co-founder of Moustache Motion Pictures photo & video company. I'm also a community member of the Gateway Arts District, a neighborhood revitalized over the past two decades to support local artists. My camera experience covers countless weddings and government contracts but my true passion has been for travel videography with a focus on portraiture. To date, I've photographed in over 20 countries and ultimately discovered that meeting all kinds of people and capturing fleeting moments are the most fulfilling part of Airbnb experiences.
One beverage of choice at Vigilante Coffee
DSLR photoshoot portraiture along the tour (select photos edited and provided by downloadable URL link)
The tour takes place along the Gateway Arts District corridor lined with many shops and art pieces. We'll stop by Tanglewood Works, an artisan crafts store, and see the Atlantic Arts Center, a local printmaking shop. We'll discover hidden art murals, explore Polka Dot Park, pass Centennial Park and find the valentine hearts garage. We start at a local coffee roasters and end at the neighborhood brewery just in time for late lunch.
Discover murals at Gateway Arts district