For the past few years the town of Hyattsville, Maryland has held a fall arts festival each year. This year the organizers decided to combine it with local breweries and rename the festival the Hyattsville Arts & Ales Festival. It was also moved a few blocks away from its previous location, which was a surprise to me because I had parked my car closer to the festival’s former location only to discover that I had to walk a few extra blocks.

That day was an unusually hot September day. After the mild nice sunny weather of the Labor Day holiday weekend, the high heat and high humidity returned with a vengeance. The temperature was in the high 90’s when I went to that festival. It was so hot that I ended up cutting my visit short. (That festival was held the same day as the nearby Greenbelt Blues Festival. I ended up skipping the latter festival because I was pretty overheated enough from attending the Hyattsville festival.)

Photo from the 2016 Hyattsville Arts & Ales Festival.

Photos from the 2016 Hyattsville Arts & Ales Festival.

Photo from the 2016 Hyattsville Arts & Ales Festival.

Photo from the 2016 Hyattsville Arts & Ales Festival.

Photo from the 2016 Hyattsville Arts & Ale Festival.

Photo from the 2016 Hyattsville Arts & Ales Festival.

Photo from the 2016 Hyattsville Arts & Ales Festival.

Photo from the 2016 Hyattsville Arts & Ales Festival.

Photo from the 2016 Hyattsville Arts & Ales Festival.

Photo from the 2016 Hyattsville Arts & Ales Festival.

Photo from the 2016 Hyattsville Arts & Ales Festival.

Photo from the 2016 Hyattsville Arts & Ales Festival.

Photo from the 2016 Hyattsville Arts & Ales Festival.

Photo from the 2016 Hyattsville Arts & Ales Festival.

Photo from the 2016 Hyattsville Arts & Ales Festival.

Photo from the 2016 Hyattsville Arts & Ales Festival.

Photo from the 2016 Hyattsville Arts & Ales Festival.

Photo from the 2016 Hyattsville Arts & Ales Festival.

Photo from the 2016 Hyattsville Arts & Ales Festival.

Photo from the 2016 Hyattsville Arts & Ales Festival.

Photo from the 2016 Hyattsville Arts & Ales Festival.
Photo from the 2016 Hyattsville Arts & Ales Festival.

Photo from the 2016 Hyattsville Arts & Ales Festival.

Photo from the 2016 Arts & Ales Festival.

Photo from the 2016 Hyattsville Arts & Ales Festival.

Photo from the 2016 Hyattsville Arts & Ales Festival.

The next few photos features an art car that was done by A. Clarke Bedford who has worked on other art cars like this one, this one, and this one. His home, which is located near the festival site, is also a major work of art.

Photo from the 2016 Hyattsville Arts & Ales Festival.

Photo from the 2016 Hyattsville Arts & Ales Festival.

Photo from the 2016 Hyattsville Arts & Ales Festival.

Photo from the 2016 Hyattsville Arts & Ales Festival.

The one part of the festival that was actually air conditioned was this temporary pop-up gallery that opened its doors for the first time on the same day as the festival. It was known as “Double Down: 22 Years of the 2DK Lab” and it was put on by a group known as the “Double Down Kings of Washington, DC.” This show ran until September 17 and there were also workshops and live entertainment that were held during this show’s short run.

Photo from the 2016 @Hyattsville Arts & Ales Festival.

Photo from the 2016 Hyattsville Arts & Ales Festival.

Photo from the 2016 Arts & Ales Festival.

Photo from the 2016 Hyattsville Arts & Ales Festival.

Photo from the 2016 Hyattsville Arts & Ales Festival.

Photo from the 2016 Hyattsville Arts & Ales Festival.

Photo from the 2016 Hyattsville Arts & Ales Festival.

Photo from the 2016 Hyattsville Arts & Ales Festival.

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