Join one of Arlington County’s Public Artists in Residence, Graham Coreil-Allen, for a Rosslyn Public Art Walking Tour to learn about Rosslyn’s celebrated public art collection. Public art helps to give a community a sense of place, yet often even longtime locals may not know the story behind the artworks. During these 90 minute tours, participants will discover the history, design, and purpose of Rosslyn’s works of public art. Taking advantage of Rosslyn’s pedestrian-friendly character, the tours will also explore a robust network of spectacular and hidden public spaces. Throughout the tours Coreil-Allen will create opportunities for playful interaction and inclusive discussion. Highlights include Liquid Pixels, the Le Meridien overlook, Cupid’s Garden, Anna and David, Bennett Park Art Atrium, and Dark Star Park.
The Rosslyn Public Art Walking Tour was developed with support from Arlington Arts, Rosslyn BID, and Walk Arlington. Tours first took place on July 12, August 1, 2017, and September 16, 2017. The second tour took place on “Dark Star Park Day” and culminated in a dramatic finale in which participants witnessed the annual shadow alignment of Nancy Holt’s iconic concrete spheres and earthworks. A 2018 tour was also held on Dark Star Park Day. The initial tours served as opportunities for Arlington Arts to invite the public to contribute to the Arlington County Public Art Master Plan Update. Photos courtesy of Arlington Arts and M.V. Jantzen.