• POUR YOUR ART OUT - DC | Teaching job skills through the arts! Read More »
  • POUR YOUR ART OUT | Teaching job skills through the arts! Read More »
  • CUSTOM-DESIGNED ARTWORK | Commission a piece by our talented apprentices. Read More »
  • COMMON GROUND | Empowering self-advocacy and community change through the arts. Read More »
  • EXCEL BEYOND THE BELL | Sparking an interest in the arts. Read More »
  • ARTPRENEURS WORKSHOP | The business of art and the art of business. Read More »

Enriching Youth & Communities through the Power of Art

Encouraging creativity and collaboration. Developing workplace skills. Improving communities. Bringing an entrepreneurial spirit and a new business perspective to the world of art.

Arts on the Block is the only organization in the Washington, DC, area offering youth of diverse backgrounds the opportunity to learn first-hand about the intersection of art, design and business by engaging in real-world projects.

Today, more than 100 AOB apprentice-created projects — from park benches to large-scale murals — grace public and private spaces throughout the area.

Now, hundreds of youth around the region are learning the value of self-expression, the importance of dedication and collaboration and the benefits accrued to themselves and their communities through an Arts on the Block program, including:

Pour Your ART Out Workshop » the signature program combining artistic expression, business acumen and transferable life skills.

Excel Beyond the Bell » offering enriching after-school arts programs.

Carroll Avenue Quebec Terrace » visually transforming a neighborhood while raising community pride.

Common Ground » empowering students to develop leadership, teamwork and a sense of self-advocacy.

ONE OF THE WASHINGTON, DC AREA'S BEST COMMUNITY-BASED NONPROFITS

ONE OF THE WASHINGTON, DC AREA’S BEST COMMUNITY-BASED NONPROFITS