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