An art space in South Hyattsville, Studio SoHy, features a new exhibit which draws a crowd from around the greater D.C. area to see art inspired by coffee and other vices.
“Caffeinated,” which opened last weekend and runs through July 21, features works by a dozen artists from around the DMV chosen by curator Maximilian Mueller, best known locally for the giant mural on the side of the Vigilante Coffee in Hyattsville next to the studio.
“All artists are ‘caffeinated’ when working in some way or another, whether that means actually drinking coffee, or being on a ‘high’ from smoking, listening to music or other vices of their choosing,” Mueller told the Hyattsville Wire.
The show’s opening, which included a skate jam and scavenger hunt, attracted a sizable crowd last Saturday afternoon.
“Artists, designers and skateboarders are ‘creative thinkers and doers,'” Mueller added. “These fields / lifestyles exist within each other, and somewhat depend on each other.”
The Route 1 corridor has a strong local arts scene, but events like this at Studio SoHy, Pyramid Atlantic Center, the Gateway Arts Center, Brentwood Arts Exchange and the upcoming Portico Gallery and Studios at the Studio 3807 apartment complex in Brentwood help connect it to the broader D.C. arts scene.