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
Please check out the PAMP Update Project Site for More Information!
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 for a listing of upcoming community engagement opportunities.
Artists’ Talk and Exhibition: Through the Lens of Frank Hallam Day and Anne Rowland
Join us in celebrating the perspectives of local fine art photographers Frank Hallam Day and Anne Rowland on November 28, 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. in the Courthouse Plaza Lobby, 2100 Clarendon Boulevard. The artists have individually documented aspects of Arlington — Hallam Day of Rosslyn’s architecture juxtaposed with blooming trees and Rowland of the Potomac River waterfront’s lush and diverse summer terrain for the Art on the ART bus program. Anne Rowland’s images will be on exhibit from Nov. 28, 2017 – Jan. 31, 2018 in the Courthouse Plaza lobby and Frank Hallam Day’s photographs will be on permanent display in the lobby meeting rooms. Reception provided courtesy of JBG Smith and Fire Works Pizza.
Put the “I” into C_vic has a new home!
Put the “I” into C_vic is now on view for all to see and interact with at Central Library (1015 N Quincy Street). Stop by on Saturday, December 2, between 1:00 and 4:00 pm to have your picture taken as the “I” in C_vic by the artist Linda Hesh and tell us what civic means to you.
The Meeting Bowls Move to Miami for Art Basel!
From Arlington, VA to Miami, FL - the Meeting Bowls by Spanish collaborative mmmm…, recently installed here in Arlington at Verizon Plaza, are now on view in the Design District of Art Basel Miami. The playful urban furniture will be installed from November 30 thru December 23, so if you plan on being in Miami for Art Basel stop by and check them out. The project is a collaboration between Arlington Cultural Affairs, the Spanish Cultural Center in Miami (CCE Miami), Miami Design District, and Acción Cultural Española (AC/E). For more information on the Meeting Bowls in Miami visit the Miami Design District's website.
Artist Talk with Donald Lipski
A towering 60' tall public art work entitled "The Pike" by acclaimed artist Donald Lipski is planned to herald the entrance to Arlington along the Columbia Pike corridor. Lipski was in town on September 18 to speak about the project and his creative process for creating art work for the public realm. The complete talk can be viewed online here.