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 …

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 …

In Their Own Works- I.J. Hudson

I.J. Hudson, AOB Board Executive Vice President, has spent more than 30 years in front of the television camera all over the country, including Green Bay, Chicago, and Washington. He has received six Emmy awards and numerous others for general assignment and feature reporting. He started his broadcasting career after leaving the Navy, when there really was “film at 11.” …

22 on 29: A New Journey for BRT Riders

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 …

AOB and Airbnb – Let’s Go!

AOB recently launched a new collaboration with Airbnb, the online platform that “lets you travel like a local”. Their Social Impact Experiences help travelers explore the people and places that make DC unique while giving back to the community as a whole. Airbnb promotes our workshops to DC visitors, and locals can join in too. Best of all, 100% of …

Studio Expansion On Track

AOB recently landed a very big opportunity: a long-term lease on a great new space that will double the size of our studio and allow us to open a new store and gallery. Our new home is on the first floor of the downtown Silver Spring library where we will become the latest arts organization to join the Silver Spring …