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 of Fairfax County through temporary art installations.

This partnership will enable 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.

a colorful collection of Air Jordan 5s made of recycled materials in a clear case

Andy Yoder′s ″Overboard″

Coming Soon!

Tysons Corner Center will soon exhibit Andy Yoder’s “Overboard”, a pop-art installation that has received national news media coverage. The exhibit features 280 Nike Air Jordan sneakers, fashioned out of recycled materials featuring popular brands and imagery, and explores the connection between art, fashion, and sustainability.

Overboard will be on display in the shopping center from October through December 2023, on the Lower Level near Barnes & Noble.


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 Tysons Corner Center spaces with art.

The selected artists/teams/organizations will provide visual art exhibitions for temporary installation inside 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 through art and reflect Macerich’s investment in the local community. ArtsFairfax and Macerich are looking for artwork that will:

1. Use the arts to activate the space while creating a unique environment.

2. Brand Tysons Corner Center as an innovative retail & entertainment community with a contemporary, progressive, and creative character.

3. 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:  

  1. Statement of Interest and description of your work or project. 
  1. Resume outlining your professional accomplishments. 
  1. Images of installed past work of similar scope, scale. 

Each temporary art installation will be on view for a minimum of 8 weeks. Macerich will be the sole determiner of selection. All fees and project costs will be negotiated between Macerich and the artist(s). 

  • 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, 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.

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

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