The PARC at Tysons, presented by Celebrate Fairfax, will debut its new mural on Saturday, May 7, 2022 during an afternoon celebration from noon to 5 p.m. Designed by Rodrigo Pradel and presented by Art Whino, the colorful mural encapsulates the entire PARC building transforming it into a work of art and centerpiece for the new Tysons event venue.
“I am thrilled to help debut The PARC at Tysons and the venue’s vibrant mural. It is a stunning piece of work and its outward visibility from the Metro and surrounding area will be a fun draw to the venue,” stated Providence Supervisor Dalia Palchik. “The PARC brings events focused on Tysons’ art and culture offerings as well as numerous events focused on local retail and small businesses. We are activating this space as an event destination for Tysons, showcasing the value of our community and its residents, workers, and visitors.”
“The PARC at Tysons is a major part of our effort to create a more livable and walkable community,” said Fairfax County Board of Supervisors Chairman Jeffrey C. McKay. “Additionally, the arts have played a critical therapeutic role these past two years, and this mural project demonstrates the Board’s continued commitment to supporting our local artists. As our County grows, events like this help to give a neighborhood feel to a city landscape while supporting small and local businesses. I am proud of the work by Celebrate Fairfax and its partners to create and sustain these important community threads, plus this is a great reason to have a party!”
In addition to the mural debut, Celebrate Fairfax is hosting a day of activities with a local artisans and makers market, music by DJ Cabezon, Pakos Fresh Mex food truck, Caboose Brewing, kids activities, live art demonstrations, a special Art Whino retail experience, and more.
“I want to thank the Fairfax County Board of Supervisors, Art Whino, and the Tysons Partnership for their support in bringing the mural to life,” said Celebrate Fairfax President & CEO, Ashley Morris. “We are very excited about the opportunity to activate a high visibility space in the heart of Tysons and for The PARC to be a catalyst of change, for how we fulfill our mission: “Celebrating Fairfax County and its Communities.” We look forward to bringing everyone together and hosting a wider variety of community engagements, so stay tuned. We have much more to come!”
“Tysons continues to serve as a model for place making and activation,” said Tysons Partnership Deputy Executive Director Drew Sunderland. “The mural at The PARC is just one more example of how Tysons is building our community to engage all residents, business, and visitors. We are focused on driving sustained economic interest which will continue to fuel our future growth. We love The PARC design and look forward to celebrating with everyone involved.”