Who is Shaymar Higgs?
"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.
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!
Video Courtesy of GATe (Greenbelt Access Television). October 2018.
Free art for all, Inc
6000 Greenbelt Rd, Suite 13, Greenbelt, MD 20770
(across from the AMC movie theater!)
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!)
Tuesday - Friday
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.
Photos of The Many Hats!
"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 www.PeerlessCreatives.com 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!
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
CULTURE KEEPERS ART EXHIBIT 2015
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
SAL DESIGNS A MURAL
PGCC|Visual Arts|Spring 2010
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!
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?