Public Art Awards

Arlington Public Art is an internationally renowned, award-winning publicly and privately funded program. The program has been recognized by Americans for the Arts, DESIGNArlington, and by a number of professional associations. Additionally, several projects have been been supported by highly competitive grants from the National Endowment for the Arts. 

Americans for the Arts Public Art Network Year in Review

The Americans for the Arts Public Art Network (PAN) Year in Review annually recognizes outstanding public art projects that represent the most compelling work for the year from across the country and beyond. Two or more public art professionals serve as jurors to review hundreds of project applications and select up to 50 projects to highlight the most compelling public artworks. The PAN Year in Review is the only national program that specifically recognizes public art projects and is an excellent advocacy and educational tool for public art administrators, artists, and allied professionals. 

DESIGNArlington Awards

DESIGNArlington is a biennial awards program that recognizes excellence in design, showcasing the distinctive architectural, historic preservation, landscape and public art projects in our community. This awards program highlights Arlington’s architectural diversity and some of our best examples of design. Winners cover a broad spectrum of the built environment, from commercial and residential renovations, to new construction, public spaces, and public art.

Association Awards

American Institute of Steel Construction IDEASAward


Illuminating Engineering Society Award


International Downtown Association Award


The American Council of Engineering Companies of Metropolitan Washington (ACEC/MW) Engineering Excellence Award


American Society of Landscape Architects Potomac and Maryland Chapter Award

National Endowment for the Arts Grant Awards

Each year the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) awards thousands of grants to provide all Americans with diverse opportunities for arts participation.  NEA's Our Town grant program supports creative placemaking projects that help transform communities into lively, beautiful, and sustainable places with the arts at their core. The grantee projects will encourage creative activity, create community identity and a sense of place, and help revitalize local economies.