Artist Advocate Position Description

An Artist Advocate, with our Design Your Future program, is an empowering, knowledgeable, resourceful, adult volunteer who serves as a support and trusted confidant to an Emerging Artist on our Studio Crew.  The Advocate helps to ensure that the Emerging Artist develops important academic, professional and life skills, is exposed to a network of opportunities and a wide array of …

‘Freedom: Art as the Messenger’ now on at Cato Institute

by Sophie Mindes

“It’s hard to be individual.” These words, printed across the staircase at the Cato Institute, encompass some of the themes of the organization’s upcoming art exhibit, Freedom: Art as the Messenger. Through a blind jury process, curators Harriet Lesser and June Linowitz narrowed a selection of over 2,000 submissions of art down to just 90 pieces from 76 artists.

Arts on the block mosaic pattern

Chase New Markets

Over three years, JPMorganChase will introduce new Chase Bank branches in neighborhoods throughout the DC region. In collaboration, Arts on the Block is producing public art for selected branches and communities. Watch the video about our murals in Historic Anacostia and get updates on the creative collaboration below. Read more about JPMorganChase’s investment in cities around the world at Advancing …

Art on Route 29

“I think we are fortunate to have an arts program that can be tapped into for projects like this.”- Stacy Coletta, Manager of Customer Amenities Unit/Transit Services for Montgomery County Department of Transportation Our Pour Your ART Out (PYAO) program transforms talented teens into Apprentice Artists through six week summer or fourteen week school-year workshops. They are selected through a rigorous …

In Their Own Words

Watch our latest video segment about some of our long time corporate partners and hear for yourself why they help make the work of our apprentices possible!

Barclay in “One House”

Panels Created by Artists and Community Members Pay Tribute to Ancestors’ or Personal Immigration Stories    Exhibition on View:   NOVEMBER 10 –  DECEMBER 15   MEET THE ARTISTS    RECEPTION   SUNDAY,   NOVEMBER 11th |   2:00 – 4:00 PM  |    FREE “My submission to the One House show is both to honor my maternal ancestors who struggled to survive …

Alumni Stories

Even in 2003, when Terique became an AOB art apprentice, he was determined to make the most of this opportunity to develop himself as an artist. He and his colleagues from the first cohort, worked hard to create a range of works in mosaic, canvas, and various digital mediums. That diligence paid off. Today, Terique is a composer for film …

Publications

Brochures Just the facts! Read all about Arts on the Block in our Brochure and Fact Sheet. Don’t forget to share your new knowledge. Arts on the Block Brochure AOB Fact Sheet Newsletters Download our most recent Newsletters February 2011 Newsletter December 2010 Newsletter Annual Report While Arts on the Block has been offering programs since 2003, this is only …

Blogs

(The most prominent content on this page should be pulled from the main AOB blog, which would include informal announcements of AOB news, youth participant blogging (with staff approval), and —each with its own category on the blog. The audiences for the standalone blogs at http://artpreneursworkshop.blogspot.com/ and http://caqt.wordpress.com/ are specific enough to those programs that they might do well to …