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"Same Same But Different"
Community Quilt Project

Started in 2015, The Community Quilt Project asks the question:

What does family/community look like to you?

Participants decorate paper and fabric squares depicting their image of family and community.

Check it out!

Custom Quilts, Fashion, handbags, & Accessories

From commissions with the Prince George's African American Museum & Cultural Center to private collectors, my quilts, custom fashions and accessories are all one-of-a-kind, designed exclusively with the client in mind. 

Place an order!

Hand-Embroidery & Tapestry

My embroidery style was created in an attempt to mimic the 'printed lines' as if a digital printer created each embroidery patch! This collection grows everyday, so check back regularly for updates.

Commissions are always welcomed!

Request a quote!


Constructed in 2013 by M-NCPPC after nearly four years of petitioning, organizing the community, and meeting with political leaders, the Cosca Regional Skateboard Park is free and open to the public!

Click on image above for more photos.
More archives.
Video Courtesy of GATe (Greenbelt Access Television). October 2018.

"Free art for all"

Visit [The SPACE]!
Open from September 1st until... Thanks to our leasing sponsor, Quantum Companies!
Inside of Beltway Plaza Mall
6000 Greenbelt Rd, Greenbelt, MD 20770
(adjacent to the AMC movie theater)
"[The SPACE]" Registration and Sign-Up Sheet:
Complete before arriving to check in and begin the creative fun as soon as you arrive!


Business Hours (**times may be subject to change to stay open longer, of course!)

Monday     CLOSED
Tuesday     3-8pm
Wednesday  3-8pm
Thursday    3-8pm

Open Studio Hours
Drop in for FREE access to all of our art supplies. You make the rules. You define your project! There are several inspirational examples as well as reference books in our library if you cannot get started.

Friday 3-8pm
Retro Game Night!
From Super Smash Brothers on GameCube to GoldenEye 007 on 64, unwind with a few rounds of retro gaming, then create some art! *update* Recently someone donated the original Xbox with the classic DefJam games and SSX3! Need we say anymore? Bring the competition! There are UNO cards, Cards Against Humanity, and other family-style games to enjoy! 

Saturday 12noon-6pm
Family-Friendly, All- Ages Welcome Workshops Led By Professional Artists
Each week is a different theme!

Sunday 2-6pm
Family-Friendly, All- Ages Welcome Workshops Led By Professional Artists
Each week is a different theme!

Monday, October 19, 2018:
Learn Computer Science Through Art with Google CS First Art
Creating art doesn't always happen with a paintbrush or a pencil. Sometimes, art is made with a computer. Join Google CS First Art to learn how to create artistic, interactive, and fun computer programs. You'll spray paint graffiti, make animations, create interactive paintings, make a photo image filter, and more. Come to make some great art, no smock and no cleanup required.

Visit to sign up and enter Club Code: T7WQBQ to gain access to the curriculum. The first 30 people to sign-up can pick up their starter kits from The Space during business hours! Work can be done from any computer once you obtain access!

RSVP Link via Facebook.

Workshops, Supplies, Materials, and Lessons are FREE FOR ALL!

To donate to The SPACE through our non-profit fiscal sponsor, Each One Teach One Inc PayPal Me link.

Saturday, December 8, 2018:
D'Amour School of Dance
Annual Toy & Coat Drive

Donations collected 2:00 - 5:00p
Performances 3:00p
Mental Awareness Workshop 4:00p

Children's Book Reading Hour with Actress & Dancer,
Phoebe Coleman

Presented by
Shooting Future Stars

Sunday, December 9, 2018:
Acrylic Pour Workshop with Krystiana!

Back by demand... Learn the infamous technique of acrylic pouring from Artist and Educator, Krystiana

Saturday, December 22, 2018:
Poetry & Expressive Journaling Workshop with
Poet WG

Medicate. is an unlikely poetry/journaling workshop that explores the role and importance of empathy in understanding mental health issues and coping mechanisms of those who suffer from low functioning to high functioning depression.

RSVP Link via Facebook.

Super Special Thanks to Our Growing List of Amazing Sponsors: 

Ways to donate and give back to our creative community: 

Donations of all types are generally accepted! If you have any chairs, bookshelves, record player, headphones, speakers, usb thumb drives, old computer parts (or whole computers for community donation once we fix them), projector, bicycles, ALL ART SUPPLIES and fabrics. Feel free to call before stopping by The Space with donations. We totally appreciation your continuous support to bringing free art and technology to everyone! 

*Donations will be processed by our 501(c)(3) non-profit fiscal sponsor, Each One TeachOne, Inc, so that you can receive tax deductions for your generous contributions!

Photos of The Many Hats!

Cosca Skate Camp - Session II, Awards Ceremony with The DC Wheels. 2015
Cosca Regional Skateboard Park Opening & Ribbon Cutting Ceremony. 2013.
Instructing a d.i.y. screenprinting workshop @ The Fridge Gallery, circa 2012.
PGAAMC Culture Keeper's Opening Ceremony with Nikky Finney
Shaymar Higgs with Nikky Finney in front of The Quilt!
Shaymar and Tatiana of SpAcYClOuD after a day of screenprinting!
Teaching food art class with Morgan Roberts as the trusty sidekick!!! 2015.
Finishing a beach-themed wedding cake! 2011
Skate Sessions & Painting In The Park with Jimmy Pelletier! 2010
Gazette Newspaper Article. 2014
Me with Ang, 1 year old Tiger while in Chiang Mai, Thailand. 2016.

Current Collection

Click on each photo to unlock the themed galleries!
To place an order, email me directly or visit Shop link!

T-Shirts & Fashion

Patchwork Bags

Drawstring Bags


Dad Caps

Custom Toys!


Click Image to Open Themed Portfolio Gallery!




Quilt Project


Video Collection

"As part of his "Eat Your ART Out" culinary class, Shaymar Higgs took his students from Community of Hope on a food exploration field trip to the grocery store to explore fresh produce options, including how to properly pick produce, learn how to read nutrition labels to make the healthier snack options, as well as where to find the healthier foods at the supermarket!"

Project Create Culinary & Visual Arts Instructor From November 2013 to November 2015

"Teaching Artists and Pastry Chef Shaymar Higgs demonstrates creative ways to enjoy summer fruits! Families made fresh fruit platters, smoothies and ice teas and lemonades infused with fruit and herbs."
Project Create, July 2015

The Prince George's African American Museum & Cultural Center (PGAAMCC), located in North Brentwood, Maryland, serves 3,500 children in Prince George’s County Public Schools annually through their Cultural Education Passport Program, which includes Museum-In-A-Box (in-class museum presentations), Culture Keepers (teen after-school program), and Early Keepers (early childhood program). 
In this video, Shaymar Higgs is featured at the opening ceremony of the 'At War With Our Self' quilt and video project based on a Nikky Finney poem of the same name.

Hired as an Educator and Quilt-maker, constructing a total of 9 quilts for the
Prince George's African American Museum & Cultural Center.
Sites include: Northwestern High School ["At War With Our Self"], Oxon Hill Middle School [a total of 7, in collaboration with students "Kings & Queens of Prince George's County"], and The ARC of Prince George's County ["Memories: Where do they come from"].

"On April 3rd 2011, Dude Skateboards and Grey Area Arts brought the community together in the name of Art, in the park!
Painting In The Park was a chance for anyone interested in painting, the supplies and creative environment to be the Artist.
Skate Sessions is our celebration for the upcoming Cosca Regional Skateboard Park that we have been working so hard to bringing to reality!" 

Starting in 2009 as a community advocate and organizer for the construction of a local skateboard park, to today, as the Cosca Regional Skate Park Manager and Mural Garden Curator!
Visit for more information

On November 7, 2009, PG Parks & Rec teamed with my skate group, Dude Skateboards, to host a bus trip to the newly opened Mt Rainier Skate Park in Mt Rainier, Maryland! During those days, there was a solid group of us fighting to make Cosca Skateboard Park a reality! When we were not having meetings, we would community build by taking trips to local spots to find out how skateboarding has impacted their neighborhoods. From skaters to advocates, to Police and Prince George's County Department of Parks and Recreation employees, we wanted to know!

Me, In The Press!

Creative Placemaking


May 4, 2015
Prince George’s African American Museum 2015 Student Art Showcase - Press Release

September 30, 2015
Anacostia Community Welcomes Project Create During Ribbon Cutting Ceremony
By Phil Hutinet

Prince George's African American Museum and Cultural Center


Thursday October 23, 2014
Graffiti art leaves mark on Clinton skate park
By Kirsten Petersen
[Full Digital Copy]

Thursday, July 8, 2010
Proctor pledges more support for schools if re-elected
Dist. 27A delegate says he has experience needed to bring back resources
by Zoe Tillman | Staff Writer

Thursday, Jan. 28, 2010
Clinton skate park on fast track for spring 2011 opening
Neighbors suggest tournaments, more parking
by Joshua Garner | Staff Writer

Thursday, Aug. 27, 2009
Skate park in Clinton to feature skateable art
Youth also plan snake run for facility in Cosca Regional
by Rachael DeNale | Staff Writer

Thursday, July 30, 2009
Teens riding new funds toward Clinton skate park
M-NCPPC given $250,000 grant to build facility
by Megan McKeever | Staff Writer


Calling All Artists 
East of the River Magazine May 2014

Luis Peralta Del Valle Recipient of the East of the River Distinguished Artist Award
East of the River Magazine August 2013

What to Wear to Work – Spring Edition
BYT at large | Apr 9, 2012

PGCC|Visual Arts|Spring 2010

Video Adverts!!!

Merging amazing people, handcrafted products, and great vibes! Enjoy & Share!
"Lift Every Voice"

The first in the short video series to advertise the handmade crafts of Shaymar Higgs, as well as, promote a positive social message!

To see more from Brian of BHarperMusic, visit his Facebook Page!
Instagram:  @mrb_singz
Twitter & SnapChat: @bharpermusic
[& don't forget to hire him to sing at your next event!]
"Organize Your Life"

What better way to stay organized, than to have multiple bags!? How does a custom backpack and clutch sound?

I am a real person, not a robot!

Whether it is a commission request or information about one of my projects, I am only an email away! Drop me a line...

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