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A 90-year-old Tiffany stained glass window has a new home in Arlington.

Christ in Blessing was salvaged from a bankrupt mausoleum by Arlington County. The private mausoleum, built in the 1920s near Arlington National Cemetery, was torn down by the Navy about 20 years ago.


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A new piece of public art celebrating Ballston’s past and present has appeared outside the recently relocated Harris Teeter.

“Present Pastimes,” a window installation by Brooklyn-based artist Olalekan Jeyifous, draws inspiration from the surrounding neighborhood to depict bygone buildings, signage and leisure activities, such as playing golf at a departed putt-putt on Wilson Blvd.


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The Arlington Festival of the Arts returns to Clarendon this weekend to celebrate a decade of art showcases, which will prompt road closures.

Held annually at the corner of N. Highland Street and Washington Blvd, the festival is set to take place this Saturday and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. More than 125 local, national, and international artists will converge at this free, two-day event to exhibit a variety of artworks, ranging from original paintings and custom jewelry to mixed media and life-sized sculptures.


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The Pentagon City mall has something new on display — and it isn’t clothing.

More than 50 pieces of art, from paintings to drawings and sculptures to mixed media, from 35 members of the Arlington Artists Alliance, are encased behind glass inside the Fashion Centre at Pentagon City.


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A century ago, a stately brick building in Virginia Square was an elementary school. Now it is the Museum of Contemporary Art Arlington (MoCA), perhaps currently best known for a horizontal Lady Liberty out front.

Putting “Reclining Liberty” on the front lawn is looking like a smart marketing move for the recently rebranded museum.


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A bronze replica of the sculpture “Compassion,” depicting an adult and child embracing, was installed this morning (Tuesday) in Courthouse along Wilson Blvd.

The new replica replaces the original concrete sculpture that had been a fixture in the median along Wilson Boulevard, near Ireland’s Four Courts, for nearly six decades.


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The Arlington Chorale is gearing up to bring a long-lost musical piece to life at its holiday concert next Saturday in Westover.

The community choir plans to perform familiar classics, including “Good King Wenceslas” and “Gloria.” However, it is also adding what it says is a rarely performed composition to its repertoire: ‘The Ballad of the Brown King.”


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If you’re a fan of art and tacos, today is your lucky day.

This afternoon (Thursday), from 3-7 p.m., local art galleries in the Ballston and Virginia Square neighborhoods will open their doors for the annual Arlington Art Walk.


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This evening, local architecture firms will go can-to-can in a competition to build elaborate sculptures made from canned goods.

The “Canstruction” event takes place at Fashion Centre at Pentagon City. The creations built tonight will be judged on Saturday, though shoppers can also vote for their favorite canned art sculptures through Monday.


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A concrete sculpture of an adult embracing a child has been moved from its home of nearly six decades, a planted median in Courthouse, and possibly damaged in the process.

This week, the statue — missing a chunk of concrete — could be seen on a pedestal of soil and flowers on a nearby sidewalk, surrounded by construction work.


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A poster poking fun at the ARLnow commentariat won an award at the Arlington County Fair last week.

In white, upper case letters on a purple background, it reads, “You’ll see me in hell before you’ll see me in the ARLnow comments.”


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