The Turning Point Mural

Ten years after its development and installation, Arts on the Block, once again, is focusing its attention on Turning Point — a 4,500sf roadside mural on the wall at the corner of Piney Branch Road and New Hampshire Avenue. This colorful and imaginative mural is in need of repair, which presents the opportunity for a fresh look at the rich …

The LallyBear Bowl

The LallyBear Bowl by Kathy Lally-Beares, Board Vice President, Arts on the Block My husband Steve and I decided to throw a little celebration party this spring. We got married In Jamaica in November – just the two of us – but we wanted to celebrate our new life together with a shindig with all the people we love! As …

Thank you to EVERYONE who contributed to our Give Big 2016 Campaign!

Here is the exciting reveal video recap of our prize winners… Community Steward Category prize winner, Susan Campbell, won June Linowitz’s Light in the Forest! The Patron Category prize winner, Pamela Eichner, won Wowman by Richard Dana! The Mentor Category prize winner, Carla Reid, won a photograph created by Christopher Barclay! Role Model Category prize winner, George Gordon, won Boxers by Gretchen …

Terique Greenfield 2003 Alumni

Terique Greenfield, AOB Alumni (2003)- Musician, Composer and Producer “You just have to be open to everything. Allowing your mind to wander lets it bring in the puzzle pieces. Then you have to chase down those puzzle pieces and put them together. At the end, you hopefully have something that you like.”

Synergy with Story Tapestries

We are pleased to introduce you to one of our featured Community Partners! Story Tapestries is a youth-centered, performance-based organization that has been bringing art to local and international communities for the last 12 years. Their mission is  “Exposing the community, nationally and internationally to the concept of arts integration as a multi-faceted arts approach that seeks to affect all …

Silver Spring Plans are Taking Shape

Spreading Our Wings in Silver Spring for Youth, Community & Creative Careers   AOB has been invited to help fulfill the Montgomery County vision of creating an arts & entertainment hub by making the Silver Spring library our home and joining an already vibrant district as an organization that provides high-quality arts experiences and design training for youth. Our exciting concept for …

Rose Jaffe, 2003 AOB Alumna

Rose Jaffe, 2003 AOB Alumna- Fine Artist and Graphic Illustrator “As artists, we cannot exist in a vacuum at all. We need so much support around us. AOB has consistently supported my artistic career, which makes coming back for alumni events so great. Living in Germany for a while and then coming back here – I feel like I’m a …

Richard Dana’s “Form & Energy” Melds Art & Science

FORM AND ENERGY is on view from August 4 to September 16 at the Lake Placid Center for the Arts. The Gallery @LPCA 17 Algonquin Drive, Lake Placid, NY MEET-THE-ARTISTS GALLERY OPENING Friday, August 4 from 5 – 7 PM “An Evening of Dance & Art” featuring a Form & Energy-inspired, original dance piece by revered choreographer Rebecca Kelly and music …

PYAO Partners with MCDOT

Since 2015, AOB apprentice artists, through our Pour Your Art Out entrepreneurial training program, have worked on multiple public art commissions for Montgomery County’s Department of Transportation (MCDOT), including a commission to design and produce mosaics for 20 Ride On bus stop knee walls and 13 mosaic medallions for Ride On extRa bus stops, unveiled by County Executive Ike Leggett in October 2017. Successful …