Our new spot in downtown Silver Spring will be a hub of activity for creative teenagers and young adults throughout the region. And you can play a special role in creating its artistic centerpiece. Designed by Serena Feingold, the large-scale mosaic mural will be fabricated in glittering glass tile by the entire AOB studio crew – and you!
When you enter our new studio, this new work — a colorful abstract landscape — will glitter and glow in the light. As you get closer, you’ll recognize the names of the creative champions who make all our work possible, and poetic phrases meant to inspire creativity. Even better, the mural works as a ‘learning landscape’ — embedded with the colors, types of tile, and andamento patterns that crew members need to lead mosaic workshops.
By donating today you get to be a part of making the artwork at special Champions events, plus all the other benefits of AOB’s creative network.
Special Opportunity – Be Part of the Artwork Itself!
Creative Collaborator, $500 – Named recognition in the artwork and a ticket to a Champions workshop.
Bold Studio Backer, $1000 – Highlighted recognition in the artwork, a ticket to a Champions workshop, and a VIP invite to our opening event in 2020.
Devoted Designer, $1500 – Featured recognition in the artwork, two tickets to a Champions workshop, two VIP opening event invites.
Mosaic Mentor, $2500 – Prominent recognition in the artwork, two tickets to a Champions workshop, two VIP opening event invites, and free Airbnb workshops for two all year!
Visual Art Visionary, $5,000 – Leading recognition in the artwork, two tickets to a Champions workshop, two VIP opening event invites, and free Airbnb workshops for two all year and 20% off a commissioned artwork!
Inspired Investor, $10,000 – Top recognition in the artwork, two tickets to a Champions workshop, two VIP opening event invites, a free hosted mosaic workshop for up to 20 guests, and 20% off a commissioned artwork!
CREATIVE CHAMPION BENEFITS
All Creative Champions are included in the artwork itself, receive recognition on the nearby plaque, acknowledgement in communications and public relations, social media exchange, web recognition, and credit in our annual report.
“This piece is meant to be a welcoming focal point of the new AOB studio. It is designed to be vibrant, vocal, and expressive – just like the Arts on the Block community!
Compositionally, the organic shapes flow between more graphic lines, moving like a landscape but staying in the abstract.
This mosaic is meant to bring people into our space and show them how creative, skilled, and colorful we are as a community and organization.”
– SERENA FEINGOLD, LEAD ARTIST