Events

May
4
Sat
Jane’s Walk: Arlington @ Arlington Farmers Market (Courthouse)
May 4 @ 10:00 am – 11:30 am

Every year on the first weekend in May, people all over the world take part in Jane’s Walks to activate the ideas of Jane Jacobs, legendary advocate for neighborhoods, and to support a community-based approach to city building through citizen-led walking tours. During these walks participants observe, reflect, share, question, and collectively reimagine the places in which they live, visit, work, and play.

Join WalkArlington and local landscape architects Ana Quintana and Lan Hogue on the first inaugural Jane’s Walk in Arlington. Chosen for their history and changing urban landscape, the Clarendon and Courthouse neighborhoods are ideal to stretch our collective imaginations. We will start and finish at the Courthouse Farmer’s Market. There is no need to bring anything but yourselves and comfortable walking shoes.

REGISTRATION

This event is free and open to people of all ages and abilities. Registration is required.

This event will be held rain or shine.

GETTING TO THE EVENT

The event will begin and end at Arlington Farmers Market in Courthouse, which is served by Metrorail and Metrobus, ART bus, multi-use trails, car-sharing, and Capital Bikeshare. Use Car Free Near Me to check out your transportation options.

Contact WalkArlington at info@walkarlington.com with any questions.

MORE

To learn more about the Toronto-based organization that created this event, visit JanesWalk.org/ .

May
11
Sat
Wandering the West Pike @ Arlington Mill Farmers Market
May 11 @ 11:00 am – 12:30 pm

Wandering the West Pike with Graham Coreil-Allen

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

Highlights:

  • 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.


People of all ages and abilities are welcome. Free and open to the public, reservations are encouraged. In the event of severe inclement weather, the walking tour will be rescheduled to Saturday, May, 25.


Questions? Contact info@WalkArlington.com

Hashtags: #NewPublicSites #Arlingtonwalks #ColumbiaPike #ArlingtonArts

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.