The Tysons Art Collective is a selection of thoughtfully-curated, permanent and temporary art activations throughout the center. The Collective represents local artists and groups, student art, and international creators – and activates the shopping center common area year-round with commissioned pieces and rotating exhibits.
Macerich has partnered with ArtsFairfax to showcase local artists, artist teams, and arts organizations of Fairfax County through temporary art installations. This partnership enables the more than 20 million yearly visitors who explore Tysons Corner Center’s retail and entertainment offerings to discover the diversity, creativity, and quality of visual artists from the Fairfax region.
The Workhouse Arts Foundation, which operates the Workhouse Arts Center, is a nonprofit that offers engaging opportunities and inspiring experiences in visual and performing arts. Officially transitioned from the District of Columbia Prison Complex to Workhouse Arts Center in 2008, the organization now sits on 55 acres of land surrounded by rolling hills, and features 3 main gallery spaces with over 60 artist studios.
The Foundation also hosts an array of classes in areas such as arts education, exercise, and theatre, and offers special events and activities aimed at community engagement and personal enrichment. Tysons Corner Center has partnered with The Workhouse Arts Foundation to display the work of chosen resident artists within the center.
See above for the current Workhouse Collaboration works on display at Tysons Corner Center, and also view the Past Exhibitions page for information about past Workhouse Collaboration pieces that have appeared.
Concourse Hanging Art
A new, hanging art installation featuring vines and butterflies was put in place on the Concourse at the beginning of May. The unique installation was produced by a company called Impact Plan out of Lisbon, Portugal. Impact Plan installs creative public art throughout Europe. This beautiful installation creates visual interest by “bringing the outside in” as the Concourse is the bridge from the Plaza to the shopping center.