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Enriching Youth & Communities Through the Power 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 150 AOB apprentice-created projects — from park benches to large-scale murals — grace public and private spaces throughout the area. Hundreds of youth around the region are learning the value of self-expression, the importance of dedication and collaboration, and the benefits to themselves and their communities of Arts on the Block programs.

Pour Your ART Out WorkshopDSC03321 1MB copy» the signature program combining artistic expression, business acumen and transferable life skills



An AOB Apprentice Artist leads community youth in laying tiles for the staircase designCommunity pARTnerships » visually transforming neighborhoods while raising community pride and empowering students to develop leadership skills, teamwork and a sense of self-advocacy.



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