Wandering the West Pike

Originally led May 11 & 25, 2019

“All visionaries are invited to attend the “Wandering the West Pike” walking tour with artist Graham Coreil-Allen to explore and reimagine the public spaces of Columbia Pike’s West End.”


  • Experience the history, urban design, and current uses of Columbia Pike.
  • Learn about transportation improvements currently under construction.
  • Share about your own natural, secret and informal public spaces.
  • Imagine the future public art projects taking place along the Pike, including  “The Pike” by Donald Lipski.

This “alternative” walking tour will begin at the Arlington Mill Farmers Market.

Meet at Arlington Mill Plaza:

909 S Dinwiddie St, Arlington, VA 22204 at Columbia Pike

About Graham Coreil-Allen
Graham Coreil-Allen is a public artist working to make cities more inclusive and livable through public art, radical walking tours, and civic engagement. Since 2016 Coreil-Allen has led numerous tours of Arlington neighborhoods as an Arlington Public Art Program Artist-in-Residence. Previous tours include Wandering the Pike, Courthouse Square, Lee Highway, and Rosslyn Public Art. Find out more about his public art practice at grahamprojects.com.

About WalkArlington
WalkArlington is Arlington County’s walking education and encouragement program. Our mission is to promote a culture of walkability and active transportation for all ages and abilities. Active modes of transportation, including walking, biking and rolling, are central to Arlington’s vision of an equitable transportation system that enhances the overall quality of life for those who live, work and play in Arlington County. WalkArlington supports the County’s vision by working collaboratively with local citizens, businesses, stakeholders and County departments to offer programs that promote active transportation choices.

About Arlington Cultural Affairs
Arlington Cultural Affairs, a division of Arlington Economic Development, which delivers public activities and programs as Arlington Arts.  Our mission is to create, support, and promote the arts, connecting artists and community to reflect the diversity of Arlington. We do this by: providing material support to artists and arts organizations in the form of grants, facilities and theater technology; integrating award-winning public art into our built environment; and presenting high quality performing, literary, visual and new media programs across the County.

About Columbia Pike Revitalization Organization
The Columbia Pike Revitalization Organization (CPRO) is a coalition of businesses, civic associations, property owners, and the Arlington County Government. Our mission is to champion and connect business and community along Columbia Pike, Arlington’s oldest and newest main street, where authentic diverse neighborhoods connect to the world.

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