Pyramid Atlantic Art Center provides state of the art studios and equipment for printmaking, papermaking and bookbinding.
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
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 new 13,000 square foot 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. It is a place for artists to work and find a community of fellow artists. We also offer classes taught by experienced teachers all year round.
Pyramid Atlantic Art Center offers opportunities to artists in the form of residencies and internships. The Denbo Fellowship, Keyholder Residency and the Connecting Heritage Artist Residency are three of the residencies currently offered. The Internship program is another avenue for recent graduates.
PAAC has strong ties to the community. We offer unique educational programs in which professional artists bring the arts of papermaking, printmaking, and the book to K-12 classrooms and other educational venues throughout Maryland, Virginia, and Washington, DC.