Help Design Our New Studio!

Ever wonder just exactly what happens in the AOB studio? How do kids with creative abilities turn into trusted team members able to produce beautiful mosaics? This is your opportunity to find out! On June 2, AOB will host a half-day event to help us expand our studio programs and prepare for our new space. Led by professional facilitators, participants …

Going Places, First Stop Japan!

We’re excited to announce our collaboration with Airbnb to create a Social Impact Experience for their Washington DC launch! To celebrate, we’re exploring art and travel, and sharing our finds with you – to start, we’re talking about Japa ac Naomi Giddings produced the illustrations for our spring campaign #GoingPlaceswithAOB. Recognize the iconic mountain (really a volcano) in Naomi’s work? …

Amplify US! Performances Explore Home and Identity

Since 2008, we have worked closely with creative youth in East County to transform outdoor environments into great examples of community teamwork and local pride. You might remember the Turning Point mural and our now-famous mosaic staircases. Earlier this year, we hosted storytelling Open Mic Nights at Mankira Coffee in East County in collaboration with our amazing partners, IMPACT Silver …

US 29 Project Update

Our collaboration with the Montgomery County Department of Transportation (MCDOT) dates as far back as 2015 when we were commissioned to create mosaics for several bus stop knee and seat walls. In 2017, PYAO youth were contracted to create thirteen mosaic medallions for stops along the RideOn ExtRa service on 355/Rockville Pike. Since then, this partnership has not only transported …

An EPIC Night!

Armed with seemingly simple design directions, “…the awards should express a glamorous, elegant style with a wow-factor,” our studio crew once again delivered stunning statuettes for Montgomery Community Media’s EPIC Awards. The 2018 EPIC Awards were held on April 25th at The Fillmore in downtown Silver Spring and hosted by CNN’s Joe Johns. Last year’s event honored journalists such as Juan …