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Today, Arlington is home to more than seventy permanent public art projects. These projects are commissioned by the County to be integrated into various capital improvement projects, commissioned by developers as part of the site plan process, and initiated by communities. Arlington’s history of developer-initiated projects goes back to 1979 with the commission of Nancy Holt’s Dark Star Park in Rosslyn.  Arlington Public Art has also hosted more than 40 temporary public art projects since 1987 and continues to partner with local arts organizations, artists, and community organizations to develop, launch, and present interpretative projects, temporary works, exhibitions, and more. Over the next three years, the Program expects to complete another dozen or so permanent projects, and we are monitoring about 25 developer projects at any given time.