Commemorating Arlington’s Civil Rights History
For the last two years, Arlington Arts has been collaborating with the County’s Historic Preservation program and Arlington’s Center for Local History to commemorate Arlington’s civil rights history with a focus on the 60th anniversary of the desegregation of Stratford Junior High School last year and the 60th anniversary of the lunch counter sit-ins this year. We have been working with printer, book artist and papermaker, Amos Paul Kennedy Jr. to bring attention to the places and events that are often overlooked in our collective memory of Arlington. Visit the project page to learn more.
Luminous Bodies #LightItBlue in Arlington
In honor of America’s essential workers on the front lines of the COVID-19 pandemic, the recently installed Luminous Bodies sculptures by artist Cliff Garten initially will be illuminated with a changing array of blue to blue-green light each evening (8 -10 p.m.). This #LightItBlue display will continue until the pandemic allows the artist to travel for the final programming and dedication of the sculptures. Learn more about Luminous Bodies on the project page.
Virtual Public Art Walking Tour with Artist Graham Coreil-Allen
In partnership with WalkArlington, we are thrilled to announce a virtual Rosslyn Public Art Walking Tour with artist Graham Coreil-Allen. Through Sidewalk, an app for self-guided walks, join Graham to learn about Rosslyn’s celebrated public art and the cornerstone of Arlington’s extensive collection. Visit WalkArlington’s website to learn more about the tour and access the free Sidewalk app.
Arlington Arts At Home
In addition to public art walking tours, check out Arlington Arts collection of at-home art activities. Currently featuring activities from the Arlington Art Truck, Art on the ART Bus, FY2020 Arlington Arts Grant Recipients, and of course Arlington Public Art! More activities will continue to be added, so check back for more ways to experience Arlington Arts programs in your own home. Visit Arlington Arts at Home here.
COVID-19 Resources for Artists and Arts Organizations
Arlington Arts has compiled a list of resources to assist arts organizations, arts administrators and individual artists impacted by the COVID-19 crisis. The page continues to be updated with resources as they become available. Visit the COVID-19 Artists and Arts Organizations Resources page here.
New Additions to the Public Art Collection
Many new works have been added to the Public Art Collection in the past year! In fall 2019, we installed Ridge by Foon Sham at Oakland Park. And in 2020 three new developer projects were unveiled – Rising Star by Joe O’Connell at Gables Pointe 14, Acanthus by Lisa Scheer at 750 N. Glebe Rd. and Phantom Formwork by Thoughtbarn at Centro Arlington.