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Who is Shaymar Higgs?

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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. 

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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!

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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.

The Space
Free art for all, Inc

A 501(c)(3) Not-For-Profit Organization!
Inside of Beltway Plaza Mall
6000 Greenbelt Rd, Suite 13, Greenbelt, MD 20770
(across from the AMC movie theater!)
Open since September 2018. Thanks to our leasing sponsor, Quantum Companies!

Our Mission

To provide a pro-social environment that promotes individualized support through arts education and exploration opportunities, career development, and therapeutic services to youth, adults, and families in underserved communities.


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

Monday     CLOSED

Tuesday - Friday
3-8 pm

Weekend Events

Structured activities and workshops for the entire family!

Saturday 12noon-8pm
Sunday 1-6pm

Featured on FOX5 DC Zip Trip as one of the Top5 Must Stops!

The SPACE, Free Art for All, and Shaymar Higgs

Super Special Thanks to Our Growing List of Amazing Sponsors: 

Ways to donate and give back to our creative community: 

The Space Free Art For All, Inc is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization.
Donations and contributions are tax deductible.

Join our Facebook Group to stay up to date with the happenings!Photos and videos at your fingertips! Stay in the loop, everyday!

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!
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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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