Exhibit at Tysons Corner Center

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ArtsFairfax has partnered with Macerich, the owners and developers of Tysons Corner Center, to showcase local artists, artist teams, and arts organizations, particularly those who live or work in Fairfax County, the City of Fairfax, or the City of Falls Church.

Through a series of temporary art installations, the more than 20 million people who explore Tysons Corner Center’s retail and entertainment offerings will discover the diversity, creativity, and quality of visual artists from the Fairfax region. 

The Tolerance Project, by artist-activist Mirko Ilić, is a travelling poster collection that celebrates and honors the starting point of all meaningful discourse: Tolerance. The posters you see here are from three Fairfax-based designers.  This Exhibit has brought a message of social acceptance to more than 500,000 people through 180 shows in 47 countries worldwide. This bold initiative will showcases the work of over 200 designers from March 19-April 2024. 

Included in the Tolerance Project exhibition at Tysons Corner Center are three posters by Fairfax-based designers, Robbie Namy, Margaret Panas, and Alan Wallace.

Previous exhibits:

  • A model Air Jordan 5 made of recycled materials featuring multicolored bright stripes sits in a plexiglass case on a pedestal in the middle of a shopping center corridor.
  • In the foreground a sneaker made of recycled paper products is encased on a pedestal; in the background is an exhibition sign and a wall display of more sneakers
  • A close up of a shoe modeled after an Air Jordan 5 is made of recycled paper including building plans for Tysons Corner Center, a shopping destination
  • Behind plexiglass on a wall with the image of rippled water are several metal shelves that each hold a model Air Jordan 5 made of recycled materials
  • In the foreground, beneath an overhand that says "Andy Yoder Overboard," is a pedastal with a show on it; in the background, a wall displays numerous shoes on shelves.

Overboard by Andy Yoder explores the connection between art, fashion, and sustainability. From October 16, 2023 – January 16, 2024, the exhibit featured 280 Nike Air Jordan sneakers crafted from reclaimed and recycled materials.

  • 5′ wide x 10′ tall metal box with undulating, wave-like slits through which colors shimmer is standing in a mall hallway with stores on either side
  • a transparent prismatic cube sits atop driftwood in this sculpture
  • a tabletop sculpture of pointed, geometric shapes
  • blue metal frames surround rotating panels of pin toys with hand imprints pushed in, facing the viewer

Static Dynamism by JP Muller was on exhibit through the month of May, 2023, located in Tysons Corner Center’s Bloomingdale’s wing.

  • Three people stand in front of a wall sign for the exhibition that reads "ArtsFairfax has partnered with Macerich, the owners and developers of Tysons Corner Center to showcase local artists, artist teams and arts organizations in Fairfax County."
  • A line drawing behind plexiglass is next to the viewer with a gallery row of images receding in the distance
  • In the foreground shoppers are blurry as they walk past a gallery wall of more than a dozen images in a row behind plexiglass on the wall.
  • A woman in a pink sweater and a man in a black jacket look at a painting of people riding camels in front of a building

Tysons Corner Center selected ArtLords to be the first art group to debut its exhibition in the center. The temporary art installation was located on level 2 by Macy’s in January and February of 2023.


ArtsFairfax is accepting qualifications from artists, artist teams, and arts organizations for temporary art installations at Tysons Corner Center, a mixed-use destination owned by Macerich. The company is seeking artists and arts organizations to activate areas of the shopping center and outdoor plaza with art.  


The selected artists/teams/organizations will provide visual art exhibitions for temporary installation at the shopping center. Both static and interactive installations will be considered. 


The goal for this initiative is to use the arts to engage the general public and reflect Macerich’s investment in the local community. ArtsFairfax and Macerich are looking for artwork that will: 

  • Use the arts to activate the space while creating a unique environment. 
  • Brand Tysons Corner Center as an innovative retail & entertainment community with a contemporary, progressive, and creative character. 
  • Promote the work of local artists and arts organizations. 

Macerich will work with the selected artist/team/organization to install the exhibitions. Both ArtsFairfax and Macerich will promote the exhibitions.

Submissions are easy, and artists may apply more than once with the following:  

  • Statement of Interest and description of your work or project,
  • Resume outlining your professional accomplishments; priority will be given to applicants with past exhibition experience.
  • Installation shots of past exhibitions/work of similar scope, scale.

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


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Allison Mui Mitchell

Advocacy and Communications Director