Imagine Art Here: Tysons Tiles

PROJECT OVERVIEW

Title: Imagine Art Here: Tysons Tiles
Photo Credit: Jennifer Heffner
Lead Artist(s):

Description:

Tysons Tiles temporary public art project engaged the community and demonstrated the potential for public art, fostered community participation in and understanding of public art, shared community opinions in an innovative way, and produced a work of art that invigorated public space and became a destination. Using the Tysons Trolley, the artist engaged the community at 26 sites to get input on the role of the arts at Tysons. Responses to three questions were entered into a custom i-pad app, and each participant received an artist-designed three sided cube pin. 770 community responses were downloaded from the app and analyzed. The artist used the data to design ground murals for Tysons West and Greensboro Green Park and wrap a shuttle bus. Each person’s perspective was represented in the ground murals. A web app ("virtual" trolley) continued to collect feedback on-line. Results informed the Master Arts Plan for Fairfax County.

PROJECT LOCATION

Park
Pop-up
Public Space
1. 26 sites for trolley community engagement included: office buildings, restaurants, parks, metro stations, malls, a dance studio, a school, the library, the farmers market, a gym, an assisted living residence, a hotel, a bar, and an apartment building. 2. Tysons West mural installation - public plaza in front of retail/office building 3. Greensboro Green Park - a temporary park created from a parking lot where food trucks are allowed to park 4. wrapped shuttle bus - circulated between Tysons metro and office buildings
Tysons, VA
Tysons, VA 22102
United States

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PROJECT TEAM

Arts Council of Fairfax County
Arts Council of Fairfax County
Severn Graphics
PROJECT DETAILS

Temporary
134,000
$50,000-$249,000
Grant
Private
Public
Digital, Floor/Surfaces, Mural
Light, Mixed Media, Mural
2015
2016