Arts on the Block

place Silver Spring, Maryland, USA


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Arts on the Block (AOB) empowers creative youth to imagine and shape fulfilling futures, join the creative workforce, and contribute to the quality of life in their communities. We achieve our mission by providing real-world experiences, entrepreneurial training, and new pathways to learning and achievement in a working art studio designed for social inclusion.

What We Do

AOB apprentices join one of our existing studio crews led by master teaching artists and supported by a team of management professionals. AOB crew members work their way up through summer intensives and year-round projects to produce large-scale public art. Along the way, they receive customized professional skills training, connect with our creative network, and pursue individualized plans for success in creative careers.


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Anne L.
Executive Director
Clayton E
Clayton E.
Deputy Director
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Veronica S.
Outreach & Development Director
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