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Temporary Art Installation Opportunity at Tysons Corner Center in Fairfax, VA


ArtsFairfax is partnering with Macerich, the owners and developers of Tysons Corner Center, to showcase local artists, artist teams, and arts organizations in Fairfax County. Macerich is seeking artists and arts organizations to activate several storefronts and a courtyard with temporary art installations.

This unique collaboration will enable the more than 22 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.


About the Project

ArtsFairfax invites artists, artist teams, and arts organizations based in Fairfax County and the Cities of Fairfax and Falls Church to complete the Request for Qualifications (RFQ) at artsfairfax.submittable.com. Macerich will select artists/teams/organizations to provide visual art exhibitions for temporary installation, either static or interactive.

The goals for this initiative are to use the arts to engage the general public and reflect Macerich’s investment in the local community. Selected artwork will:

  1. Use the arts to activate the space by creating a unique environment.
  2. Brand Tysons Corner Center as an innovative retail and entertainment community with a contemporary, progressive, and creative character.
  3. Showcase the talents of local artists and arts organizations.

The artist/team/organization will work closely with Macerich on the installation of the temporary exhibition.



Professional artists, design professionals, and arts organizations are invited to apply as individuals or teams. The artist/team/organization must reside in Fairfax County, the City of Fairfax, or the City of Falls Church.

RFQ Issue date – July 7, 2022

Contracts will be awarded on a rolling basis from July 7, 2022 through December 31, 2022.

Each temporary art exhibition will be installed for a minimum of 8 weeks. Artists/teams/organizations may apply more than once.

Macerich will be the sole determiner of selection. All fees and project costs will be negotiated between Macerich and the artist/team/organization.


Current Installation

Currently, visitors to Tysons Corner Center can view a public announcement about the partnership and a banner of ArtsFairfax Artist Spotlights, a collection of images and information about 30 independent artists and nonprofit organizations from throughout Fairfax County.


More details can be found at artsfairfax.submittable.com.

Questions about this project can be directed to info@artsfairfax.org