Arlington County is in the process of updating the 2004 Public Art Master Plan (PAMP). The update will revisit the vision, opportunities, locations, themes, strategies, criteria, priorities and procedures outlined in the original plan, taking into consideration the changes that have occurred in Arlington since it was adopted. The PAMP update will coordinate with findings from Enriching Lives: Arlington Arts and Culture Strategy and other County plans adopted or in process since the 2004 PAMP.
Please help us shape the future of public art in Arlington! Public outreach efforts will include a questionnaire, interviews, focus groups, open house (in coordination with the Public Spaces Master Plan update) and interactive artist engagement activities.
View the Outreach Timeline to date.
The questionnaire is now closed. We received 495 responses and thank everyone who filled it out!
▪ Public Meetings
-Long Range Planning Commission | Tuesday, May 29, 2018, 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. | Bozman Government Center, Room 311 (2100 Clarendon Blvd)
-Public Spaces Master Plan Open House | Friday, July 14, 2017 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. | Bozman Government Center Lobby (2100 Clarendon Blvd)
-Public Spaces Master Plan Open House| Thursday, July 13, 2017 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. | Arlington Mill Community Center Gym (909 S Dinwiddie St)
▪ HOME @Arlington with Sushmita Mazumdar
Arlington-based artist Sushmita Mazumdar conducted a book making project across the County throughout the summer and fall of 2017. Participants created an origami-style book that encouraged them to think about and respond to the bigger idea of home, which includes public art and public spaces. The books were displayed in the lobby of Bozman Government Center through January 2018, creating colorful city blocks where the art, stories, likes and hopes of Arlingtonians from all over the County came together. Activations were as follows:
-Thursday, June 29, 3:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. – FRESHFARM Ballston Market (901 N Taylor St)
-Wednesday, July 12, 4:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. – Kindness Club at Central Library for rising grades K-5 (1015 N Quincy Street)
-Thursday, July 13, 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. – Public Spaces Master Plan Public Meeting (Arlington Mill Community Center Gym, 909 S Dinwiddie St)
-Friday, July 14, 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. – Public Spaces Master Plan Open House (Bozman Government Center, 2100 Clarendon Blvd)
-Wednesday, July 19, 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. – FRESHFARM Rosslyn Market (1800 N Lynn St)
-Sunday, August 6, 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. – Columbia Pike Farmers Market (Rite Aid at the intersection of Columbia Pike and S Walter Reed Drive)
-Sunday, August 20, noon to 4:00 p.m., Arlington County Fair (Thomas Jefferson Community Center, 3501 Second St S)
-Sunday, August 27, 1:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m., Buckingham Community Festival (N Pershing Road, across the Popeye’s located at 4241 N Pershing Drive)
-Friday, September 15, 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m., Park(ing) Day (2100 Clarendon Boulevard, Parking Lot mural)
-Saturday, September 16, noon to 6:00 p.m., Nauck Pride Day (Drew Model Elementary School, 3500 23rd St S)
-Saturday, October 14, 10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m., Oktoberfest at Marymount Farmers Market (Marymount University’s Campus, 2807 N Glebe Rd)
-Sunday, October 15, 2:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m., Latino American Festival (Kenmore Middle School, 200 S Carlin Springs Rd)
-Tuesday, October 17, 3:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m., FRESHFARM Crystal City Market (1965 Crystal Drive)
▪ Rosslyn Public Art Walking Tours with Graham Coreil-Allen
Artist Graham Coreil-Allen was commissioned to develop and lead a series of Rosslyn Public Art Walking Tours. Participants were invited to learn about the origins of public art in Arlington and about Rosslyn’s celebrated collection. Tours were in partnership with the Rosslyn BID and WalkArlington and held on the following dates:
-Wednesday, July 12, 6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. (Rosslyn Farmers Market Day)
-Tuesday, August 1, 8:00 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. (Dark Star Park Day – concluding at the Park for shadow alignment at 9:32 a.m.)
-Rescheduled for Saturday, September 16, 2:00 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.
Get to Know Your Art: #ARLPublic Art
Along with the planning process, Arlington public art will be providing opportunities for the community to learn how the current public art collection contributes to the everyday quality of life in Arlington. Follow and tag our projects on social media with #ARLPublicArt.
Check back for updates on information, activities and special programs.