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Arts Council of Fairfax County

Fairfax, Virginia




Aerial perspective rendition of buildings over several blocks of urban development.

Pictured is northwest quadrant of of Tysons West at the intersection of Leesburg Pike and Westwood Center Drive. The under-contruction Silver Line Metro/Leesburg Pike is in the foreground. This is one of the four potential sites for the temporary public art project. The Tysons West developer is JBG Rosenfeld. Photo courtesy of Tysons Partnership © Copyright 2013

The NEA grant will support Imagine Art Here, a cultural planning and artist-led civic engagement process to coincide with the redevelopment of Tysons Corner. The Arts Council of Fairfax County, in collaboration with the Fairfax County Office of Community Revitalization, Fairfax County Office of Planning and Zoning, Tysons Partnership, Inc., and Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority (Metro), will work with a cultural planning consultant, a competitively selected artist team, and the Fairfax County community to develop arts installations or performances at as many as four locations adjacent to new Silver Line Metro stations in Tysons Corner.

The consultant will collect community data and create a master arts plan for the district, which at five square miles is Virginia's largest business district and the twelfth largest in the country. The project's target audience includes residents, workers, and retail visitors to Tysons Corner, as well as the projected Silver Line Metro ridership of 18,000 per day, per station.