Rosslyn Public Art Walking Tour
In partnership with WalkArlington and Arlington Arts, the Rosslyn BID is hosting a Rosslyn Public Art Walking Tour with one of Arlington County’s Public Artists in Residence, Graham Coreil-Allen. The tour is free and open to the public, and starts and ends at Central Place Plaza: 1800 N. Lynn Street, in Arlington, Virginia.
Directly following the tour, join us for a social at the Rosslyn Rocks! concert at Central Place Plaza. We will enjoy live music and share thoughts about the walking tour! Space is limited, and registration is required.
Did you know that Rosslyn has many celebrated works of public art throughout the neighborhood? 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 this 90-minute tour, participants will discover the history, design and purpose of Rosslyn’s works of public art. Taking advantage of Rosslyn’s pedestrian-friendly character, the tour will also explore a robust network of spectacular and hidden public spaces. Throughout the tour, Coreil-Allen will create opportunities for playful interaction and inclusive discussion. Highlights include Cupid's Garden, Dark Star Park, Liquid Pixels, the Le Meridien overlook, Anna and David and Bennett Park Art Atrium.
More info about our partners
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.
WalkArlington is Arlington County’s walking education and encouragement program. Their 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.
Arlington Cultural Affairs
Arlington Cultural Affairs, a division of Arlington Economic Development, delivers public activities and programs as Arlington Arts. Their mission is to create, support and promote the arts, connecting artists and community to reflect the diversity of Arlington. They 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.
Related event: Rosslyn Rocks! Concert