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
Meet Mark Reigelman - Selected Artist for Jennie Dean Park Renovation
Artist Mark Reigelman was selected to develop a site-specific public art work that will be integrated into the upcoming Jennie Dean Park renovations. Come meet Mark when he makes his first site visit to Arlington and share stories, histories and experiences of Jennie Dean Park. On Tuesday, September 3rd from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at New District Brewery (2709 S Oakland St, Arlington, VA 22206) come mingle and meet Mark for an artist talk on his past work (presentations will take place at 6:30 p.m. and 7:15 p.m.). Then on Wednesday, September 4th from 8:00 a.m. to 9:30 a.m., swing by before work to meet and chat with Mark at Bus Boys and Poets (4251 Campbell Ave, Arlington, VA 22206). Check out the project page for more information on the project and upcoming events.
The 35th Anniversary of Dark Star Park
For the 35th Anniversary of Dark Star Park (1984), Arlington Public Art partnered with the Smithsonian’s Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden and Holt/Smithson Foundation on the celebrations. Check out the highlights from the festivities.
Dark Star Park Featured in Rosslyn BID’s Putt-Putt
Dark Star Park has been reimagined as one of the landmarks featured in the Rosslyn BID’s Putt-Putt, a nine-hole mini-golf course. Stop by to check it out and play! For more information visit the Rosslyn BID’s website.
Introducing Visiting Artist Amos Kennedy
Arlington Public Art is collaborating with the County’s Historic Preservation program to commemorate Arlington’s civil rights history. Together we are working with printer, book artist and papermaker, Amos Kennedy. Amos will be visiting Arlington over the next 18 months to create letterpress prints. Check out the project page for more information on the project and upcoming events.
Check out Arlington’s Latest Work of Public Art!
Gravity and Grace by Cliff Garten is a large-scale LED public artwork integrated into the architecture of JBG SMITH’s new Central Place Plaza (1800 N Lynn Street). Stop by to see the work in person and learn more by watching Garten’s recent artist talk.
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.
Take a Tour
We recently updated the two extensive tours of our public art collection. Check them out and take a tour. Visit the Rosslyn-Ballston Corridor or explore other neighborhoods including Route 1, Shirlington, and Columbia Pike. We also now have an easy to use one pager featuring tour maps from both of our tour guides.