Public art should be a tool for placemaking — creating meaningful
connections between people and places important to civic life.
Connections by Barbara Bernstein. Photo by Hoachlander Davis Photography
Updating the Public Art Master Plan
The Public Art Master Plan (PAMP) is getting an update! Adopted in 2004, the PAMP outlines a strategy for how public art will improve the quality of public spaces and the built environment in Arlington for civic placemaking. The update will revisit the vision, opportunities, locations, strategies, criteria, priorities, and procedures outlined in the original plan. Check out the project site for the latest information and help us update the plan by filling out this questionnaire by June 19, 2017.
County Wandering with Graham Coreil-Allen
Join us for three “County Wandering” walking tours with public artist Graham Coreil-Allen to explore, question and reimagine the urban and suburban spaces of Lee Highway, Courthouse and Columbia Pike. The tours will take place on three Sundays (11:00 AM – 12:30 PM), each beginning at a different location: Langston Brown Community Center (April 30), Courthouse Surface Parking Lot, partnering with Jane’s Walk (May 7) and the Columbia Pike Farmers Market (May 21). In partnership with WalkArlington. Free and open to the public. For more information and to register click here.
Put the “I” into C_vic!
In this season of political questioning, local artist Linda Hesh presents us with a way to voice our opinions. The “I” in this interactive sculpture is purposely missing so that you can pose for a photo standing in the artwork to Put the “I” into C_vic, and tell us what “civic” means to you. The installation is currently on view at at 2100 Clarendon Boulevard but will come outside on June 10 from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at Courthouse Plaza. Stop by and have Linda Hesh take your photo in the sculpture to be posted on the project website. This program is part of Courthouse 2.0: Reimagining the Civic, a public art initiative aimed at sparking public conversation about the future Courthouse Square by exploring the interaction between civic space and civic life in Arlington in the twenty-first century.
Check out the Design for the New Ballston Quarter Pedestrian Bridge
Designed by Cleveland-based studioTECHNE|architects, the bridge will span Wilson Boulevard and connect the redeveloped Ballston Quarter to an existing pathway that leads to the Ballston Metrorail station. The design features a direct geometric approach, where the eccentric structure of the walkway oscillates between wall and roof. Check out the design on the project website.