Howard Avenue Open Studios

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Sunday, November 20th, 11am – 5pm
Arts on the Block Studio
4218 Howard Ave., 3rd Floor*
Kensington, Maryland

We are excited to be part of the Howard Avenue Open Studios Day taking place Sunday, November 20th. Visit the Studio anytime between 11 and 5 to check out our youth artists in action! Tour our space, meet our fabulous apprentice artists and staff, and learn more about the inner workings of AOB and our fantastic programs!

Help support our programs with a purchase of our youth artist created items! There will be work for sale and on display including:

  • Small and large decorative mosaic work
  • Mosaic pendants and keychains
  • Handmade greeting cards

Not able to come to the open studios? Consider supporting our programs with a donation during our Fall Campaign instead!

*Parking is available behind our building.

AND Don’t Forget to Spread the word!

“Through My Eyes” – Another Successful Common Ground Pop Up Event

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Common Ground: “Through My Eyes”

July 26th, AOB’s fifth annual pop-up event showcased another successful season of art making and civic engagement in the Carroll Avenue/Quebec Terrace (CAQT) community. In partnership with the Gandhi Brigade, the YMCA and the Trawick Foundation, Arts on the Block strives to achieve positive community change through the arts in this underserved Silver Spring neighborhood.

This year, in addition to spoken word performances and an expansive display of mosaic pavers and glazed window paintings, local teens shared their experience in helping to design a working rain and reading garden for the YMCA Community Center, featuring illuminated stepping stones they are creating for the final installation next year.

Learn more about  the “Through My Eyes” event and Common Ground, here.

Pepco Edison Place Gallery Hosts “Lifting Off: Teen Artists Take Flight, Make a Difference”

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Thursday, August 06, 2015, 5:00 – 7:30 p.m.

Pepco Edison Place Gallery
702 Eighth Street, N.W.
Washington, DC

WASHINGTON, D.C.—The Pepco Edison Place Gallery is now hosting “Lifting Off: Teen Artists Making A Difference,” which features new artwork created for the Kids with Food Allergies Division of the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America.

The exhibit also includes a work in progress to be installed at the Union Kitchen under construction in the northeast Washington, D.C., neighborhood of Ivy City. The mosaic piece is intended to bring awareness to the power of food and art to create culture, community and employment opportunities throughout the District.

The exhibit was developed by Arts on the Block (AOB), which provides job training through the visual arts to creative youth in the D.C. area. The artists are in residency, which gives visitors the opportunity to meet and watch the apprentices creating art. The artwork is a collaboration of the participants in AOB programs over the last 12 years and individual artworks by AOB alumni and a dozen Mayor Marion S. Barry Summer Youth Employment Program enrollees, who are guided by teaching artists Sonal Sheth and Athena Corbin.

The exhibit will close with a reception 5 to 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 6, catered by Union Kitchen featuring Union Kitchen Members Dirty South Deli, Quickstep Catering, and Haute Saison.

The Pepco Edison Place Gallery is open with free admission noon to 4 p.m. each Tuesday through Friday and is located at 702 Eighth St., NW, Washington, DC. For more information and updates, visit www.pepco.com, follow us on Facebook and Twitter at PepcoConnect, and download our mobile app at www.pepco.com/mobileapp.


Pour Your ART Out – DC transforms the Pepco Edison Place Gallery into a creative workshop for AOB’s Apprentices to learn and work. The show features pieces of AOB artwork as well as artwork from some of our Alumni. To learn more, visit the PYAO-DC page.

Thank you to Union Kitchen for supporting our community’s youth, their empowerment, and Arts on the Block!

Reception Menu

Seasonal Vegetable Crudite
Black Bean Hummus | Cucumber Mint Yogurt
Brought to you by Dirty South Deli

Tea Sandwiches
Curry Chicken Salad
Radish | Cucumber | Chive Butter
Brought to you by Quickstep Catering

Baby Pies
Apple | Blueberry | Pecan
Brought to you by Haute Saison

Beverages
Seasonal Iced Tea
Still and Sparkling Water

Pour Your ART Out MC Informational Open House

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Wednesday 20 May 2015, 5:00pm – 6:30pm

Arts on the Block Studio
4218 Howard Avenue, Suite 3A
Kensington, MD 20895

Join us at the Arts on the Block Studio to learn more about the Pour Your ART Out program, tour the studio, see a demonstration of the mosaic art process, speak to a former PYAO apprentice, and ask questions. Students, teachers, and parents are all welcome! PLEASE RSVP by Tuesday, May 19th at 5pm by calling at 240-645-0730 or emailing us at aob@artsontheblock.com

Parking is available and refreshments will be served.

Save the Date: AOB’s March Open House

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March Open House!

Saturday, March 28th,12pm – 3pm
Arts on the Block Studio
4218 Howard Ave., 3rd Floor*
Kensington, Maryland

Visit the Studio on March 28th to tour our new space, meet our fabulous apprentice artists, make your own mosaic design, and learn more about AOB!

There will be work for sale including:

  • Small and large decorative mosaic work
  • Mosaic pendants and keychains
  • Handmade greeting cards

*Parking is available behind our building.

Spread the word!

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