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
Join us for Wandering the West Pike
Join artist Graham Coreil-Allen for Wandering the West Pike Walking Tour to explore and reimagine the public spaces of Columbia Pike’s West End, on Saturday, October 13, 2018, 11:00 am until 12:30 pm (rain date Saturday, October 20). The tour will commence at Arlington Mill Plaza (S. Dinwiddie Street and Columbia Pike) and is free and open to the public. Registration is encouraged via Eventbrite.
See Your Heritage in a Work of Public Art
Artist Seeks Coins... From Your Homeland!
Dig through your drawers, find a handful of coins and make a deposit to one of three collecting stations. Your coins will be used to encrust the base of the public art work, The Pike by Donald Lipski.
Coin Collection Stations:
Courthouse Plaza Lobby: 2100 Clarendon Blvd.
Columbia Pike Branch Library: 816 S Walter Reed Dr.
Arlington Mill Community Center: 909 S Dinwiddie St.
Coins will be collected from June 19th through October 8th, 2018 during normal business hours.
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.