Hyattsville - Pyramid Atlantic Art Center

4318 Gallatin Street


Pyramid Atlantic Art Center (PAAC) was founded in 1981 by noted artist and teacher Helen C. Frederick to provide a setting for artistic collaboration and dialogue. A 501(c)(3) non-profit contemporary arts center, PAAC receives federal and state funds as well as generous support from private foundations, corporations, and local businesses. In addition, we count individual donors and our members among our most valued supporters. We are located in the historic Arcade building in the Hyattsville Gateway Arts District. The facility features a papermaking studio, print shop, letterpress studio, bindery, a darkroom, and a wood shop. We also have private studios for artists to rent and a gallery for exhibitions.


We believe that prints, handmade paper and book arts are a source of inspiration, that experimentation leads to discovery, and that creativity is the cornerstone of the learning process. It is our goal to inspire artistic excellence, promote educational enrichment, and foster community engagement through programs and activities that promote the appreciation of these artistic practices.


Vicki Lee

Saturday, March 10, 2018
Great place with lots of interesting classes in printing, papermaking, bookbinding and other arts. Cute little store in the new building. If you need to contact them that can be difficult - still not sure why?

Nora Burghardt

Wednesday, Feb. 21, 2018
I love Pyramid! I've interned and taken classes. It's so amazing. Totally a gem of Maryland, were so lucky to have it.

Jennifer Page

Saturday, Feb. 10, 2018
Truly a one of a kind place. Old fashioned printing presses and unique art on display.

Sabrina Sojourner

Monday, Feb. 26, 2018
Very interesting art production and exhibition space!

Katie Harley Meek

Monday, Sep. 11, 2017
Pyramid Atlantic is a great resource for creatives of all with workshops, volunteer opportunities, internships & fellowships & more. The staff is wonderful to work with & the space is amazing.