Public Art Master Plan

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An update to the Public Art Master Plan was approved by the County Board on November 13, 2021. Learn more!

On November 13, 2021, the Arlington County Board voted 5 to 0 to approve an update to the Public Art Master Plan.

This update serves as a guide to improve the quality of public spaces in Arlington, while creating an overall sense of place,” said Arlington County Board Chair Matt de Ferranti. “Through collaborative work, public art will serve as a resource to support County-wide priorities and neighborhood-specific characteristics that will continue to tell Arlington’s unique stories.

View the County Press Release.

The Public Art Master Plan (PAMP), an element of the Public Spaces Master Plan, outlines a strategy for how public art, with elevated standards for design, architecture and landscape architecture, will improve the quality of public spaces and the built environment in Arlington – for civic placemaking.

Public Art Master Plan (adopted Dec. 2004)


The plan provides guidance for project prioritization and implementation processes for public art associated with County-funded projects, site plan/special exception projects and community-initiated projects.