Through its programs, Arts on the Block offers area youth the opportunity to imagine, create and shape fulfilling futures while contributing to the quality of life in their communities. Collectively, AOB programs bring educational guidance, entrepreneurial training and a real-world experience in the arts that imparts transferable life skills. Individually, participants receive professional mentoring and personal attention that strengthens development and encourages achievement.
Just prior to the COVID shutdown, the AOB team was preparing for our long-awaited move to the new Silver Spring studio. When the #StayHome directives were issued, we committed to continuity of operations and began the shift to stay in touch remotely and establish an online space to do our creative work together. All our programs have successfully transitioned to online programming! We are grateful to family, friends, and our creative network who believe in us and are helping us to S–T–R–E–T–C–H and ADJUST!