It’s Fun and Easy to Commission Artwork!

Talented emerging artists walk you through a fun and easy process that results a unique, high-quality work of art. Our apprentices plan, design and produce your project, ensuring that your new artwork is delivered on time and within budget. Arts on the Block teaching and management staff are here every step of the way to be sure you’re satisfied.

Tell Us About Your Project
Visit our studio or talk by phone to discuss the size, budget and timeline for your project. The AOB team will show you some examples and ask about your preferences for style, content and colors. We’ll also make some practical choices about materials and installation methods.

Review the Design and Approve the Project
Within one week, you’ll receive a design proposal with all the details of your project, a price estimate and timeline, and a few design sketches. Our apprentices love feedback and will work on the design until you’re satisfied. When you’re ready, we’ll send over an agreement for your approval.

Art Apprentices Get to Work
An apprentice team is assigned your project. They make a production plan, review it with a master artist, assemble materials, and use visual problem-solving to translate the design from paper to glass tile.

Progress Updates
Check in any time and we’re happy to send progress photos by email. It won’t be long before your work is complete!

Delivery and Installation
Depending on the project, we’ll either deliver your artwork ready to mount or contract with a professional for permanent installation. All our workmanship is guaranteed for one year following installation.

Have Questions or Ready to Get Started?
We’re excited to hear from you! Call us at 240-645-0730 or send an email to aob@artsontheblock.com.


Examples of Previously Commissioned Art

Large-scale Commissions:

Zip-peacock

WhiteOakCommunity-RecreationCenter

WhiteOak-4

WhiteOak-3

WhiteOak-2

Waterfront Tower

WhiteOak-1

Waterfront Tower

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TakomaPark-ChairsandFootrests

St. Francis Mural

St. Francis Mural by Arts On The Block...

SilverPassTrolley_SSAE_Stanek-copy-1

Silver Pass – Metro Train Panel

OurDiverseCultures-mural-036

LittleFalls-Mural

Child Welfare Services – detail

CAQTbluestair

CAQT-goldstair

Mid-scale Commissions:

RobertoClementeMS

Oak View Elementary

Donor Recognition Mural – Community Ministries of Rockville – 1

Arts on the block

Mosaic at the Elizabeth House...

Arts on the block

Mosaic at the Elizabeth House...

Home and Office Commissions:

VisionaryOpthamology

“S Cubed” – Social Scientific Systems, Inc – 1

Pizzeria Paradiso floor medallion

Donor Recognition Mural – Community Ministries of Rockville – 1

Lebanese Taverna mosaic sign – 2

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Backsplash...

“Founders Tree” – Montgomery County Community Foundatio – 1

Adobe color space for print...

Backsplash

Small-scale Commissions:

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Mosaic Mirrors – 28

Fireplace Surround detail – Thomas Edison HS

Borders Books and Music – Bracelet panel

Bathroom Mirror

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JuneNumber

“In Your Face” Mirror

House Number

“Estelle” mosaic plate – 2

“Day & Night” and “Ladder”

“Day & Night” (and “Ladder”)

“Bubbles” Mirror

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RichardDana-HouseNumbers

Mosaic Triptychs – 2

Shapiro & Duncan

Mosaic Mirrors – 18

Dining Room Mirror – Cuozzo

Mosaic Triptychs – 1