Luminous Bodies Illuminates Arlington
Marking a major milestone in the completion of the Corridor of Light, a 13-year effort to create a vibrant gateway for Rosslyn’s central corridor, the installation of Luminous Bodies by Cliff Garten is set to conclude on Monday, June 1, 2020. In honor of America’s essential workers on the front lines of the COVID-19 pandemic, the sculptures initially will be illuminated with a changing array of blue light each evening (8 -10 p.m.). Check out the project page to learn more. *Update: Installation work will be continuing into mid-June. Watch for updates on Arlington Arts social media platforms.
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.