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 Arts & Entertainment District, and neighbors to the Levine School of Music and Gandhi Brigade Youth Media. Together, we will form a cultural hub that attracts more residents and visitors to downtown Silver Spring and has a big impact on the career opportunities for creative youth in the region.
We’re making great progress on our studio expansion campaign! AOB was recently awarded a $100k bond bill by the State of Maryland and we have started designing the space through an amazing collaboration with Hickok Cole Architects.