In the Community

Art Works Now is a nonprofit arts organization whose mission is to build and nurture community through inclusive visual arts and social justice experiences

We encourage creative exploration and collaboration by offering opportunities to creators of all ages including classes, camps, workshops, and community-wide events.

Together, we can “create the world we imagine”:

Out of the Blues Concert

Little Free Arts Shop

Creative Aging

10,000 Pizzas Campaign

Global Angel Wings Project

Arts Education Week

Create Food DC


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Little Free Art Shop

One of the most important parts of making art is having the right supplies but we know many are experiencing less access to art supplies. In order to change this limitation into a collective resource, we are excited to announce the opening of our Little Free Art Shop!

Located in front of the Art Works Now building, the shop is accessible to ALL and is OPEN 24/7. Much like a “free library”, those throughout the community will be able to donate new or gently used art supplies as well as pick up supplies if they need them.

Connecting our community and breaking down barriers through art is at the heart of our mission as an organization. With the right tools, we can all create the world we imagine.


  1. Where is it located?
    Right across from the front door of the Art Works Now building.

  2. What are the hours of operation?
    The Little Free Art Shop is open 24/7.

  3. How can I donate items?
    You can donate items by placing them in the donation bins at the bottom. These donations will be sanitized and sorted appropriately.

  4. What items are acceptable to donate?
    At the moment, we are accepting all general art supplies as long as they are able to fit in the donation bins.

If you have a question that wasn’t answered here, feel free to contact us at Thank you!


Don’t have supplies to donate now but want to support this project? Make a donation here! We will be purchasing supplies to stock our shop alongside donations from the public.