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.
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