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THANK  YOU FOR MAKING AOB A NEW FRIEND! YOUR GIVING IS NOW A PART OF OUR STORY… [ms_button style=”normal” link=”http://artsontheblock.com/aobhitrefreshstories/” size=”medium” shape=”full-rounded” shadow=”no” block=”no” target=”_blank” gradient=”no” color=”#a11cb2″ text_color=”#ffffff” icon=”” icon_animation_type=”” border_width=”6″ class=”” id=””]Click Here for More #AOBHitReFresh Stories[/ms_button] For nearly 15 years, Arts on the Block has provided youth art programs in Montgomery County and most recently Washington, DC. Through apprenticeships, …

“Rising from the Ashes” to New Heights

Youth Rise From the Ashes Through Art Over the summer, Sasha Bruce partnered with Arts on the Block by recruiting participants for our Pour Your Art Out (PYAO) DC apprenticeship program that engages youth in managing real-world art projects for paying clients. Throughout the six-week program, PYAO Apprentices interfaced with real-world clients who commissioned them to create beautiful works of art. …

“Celebrating a Legacy”

For their inaugural event, Cornerstone Montgomery commissioned Arts on the Block apprentices to design and create a “Legacy” award.  This gorgeous mosaic statuette was presented to County Executive, Isiah “Ike” Leggett, during a black tie gala at the Fillmore in Silver Spring that included the Who’s Who of Montgomery County! With a design brief in hand, AOB Apprentices set out to design, fabricate, personalize …

“Blossoms” Wins 1st at Invention Convention!

  Congratulations to CAQT Ground Breakers on their 1st place win at the YMCA’s Thingamajig Invention Convention!   The Ground Breakers summer camp at CAQT gave middle and elementary school aged students a vehicle to use their creative talents in solving the environmental challenges in their communities through science and the arts. The YMCA’s THINGAMAJIG® Invention Convention creates path ways …

CAQT Raingarden is Almost Complete!

The University of Maryland crew has been hard at work to make the LightScape Raingarden project a reality.  These images show the demolition of old play equipment, the digging for the rain garden, and the design, build, and painting of temporary benches to go onsite once the rain garden is complete. Undergraduate architecture student, Nicholas Przybocki and architecture professor, Ronit …

Interning at AOB

Interning at AOB By Julia Thompson, Communications Intern   At the start of my internship at AOB, my goals were to continue to gain experience in social media, graphic design and see how mosaics were made in the studio. I was able to achieve my goals and more! As an AOB Intern, I worked on social media campaigns, design projects …

Restoring the Past in Silver Spring

Over the next few months, AOB apprentices will learn first-hand about mural cleaning and conservation as we work to restore the Silver Pass murals located at the Georgia Avenue (Metro and CSX) underpass. The murals were originally created in 2006 are now in need of some TLC.  Thanks to Amina Cooper, Public Art Manager and Curator for the Arts & …

East County Exhibits Strength

AOB projects and partnerships in East County are full of fun this summer. AOB partnered with Story Tapestries and Strathmore’s Bloom to host Amplify US open mic events this spring, and a free open-air screening of the movie Black Panther in Edgewood Park last month. Thanks to Jewru Bandeh, Director of the Eastern Montgomery County Regional Center, for helping us …