- Arlington Mill pop-up gallery
- Work of five Arlington photographers
- Documenting Pike’s evolution for nearly a decade
- Month-long exhibit starts Sat. Oct. 17
For nearly a decade, five Arlington photographers have been documenting the evolution of Columbia Pike and its surrounding neighborhoods in the diverse 22204 zip code.
Now their work will be showcased in a month-long exhibit that launches as part of a Pop-up Gallery at Arlington Mill Community Center, on Sat., October 17, 2015 from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. The opening day event is FREE but registration is required. Arlington Mill Community Center is located at 909 S. Dinwiddie Street, Arlington, VA, 22204. Columbia Pike Documentary Project
Photographers Lloyd Wolf, Aleksandra Lagkueva, Mimi Xang Ho, Paula Endo and Duy Tran (working as The Columbia Pike Documentary Project) using evocative images from their recently published book, Living Diversity, to help the viewer experience the spirit of the Pike.
Fifty portraits of life on the Pike will be on display for about a month. In addition, for one day only, the space will be inhabited by the IndiePhotobook Library, a collection of independently published photo books collected and curated by Arlingtonian Larissa Leclair.
For the duration of the exhibit, the gallery will be open during regular Community Center Hours:
- Sunday: 1 – 9 p.m.
- Monday – Friday: 7 a.m. – 10 p.m.
- Saturday: 10 a.m. – 10 p.m.
CPRO sponsoring, County presenting
The exhibit is sponsored by the Columbia Pike Revitalization Organization (CPRO), a non-profit organization, in partnership with the Arlington Cultural Affairs and the Strategic Partnerships and Initiatives divisions of Arlington Economic Development.
About Columbia Pike
Often referred to as Arlington’s “Main Street,” the Pike, stretching for more than three miles across south Arlington, has been home for more than 50 years to new immigrants from everywhere from Mongolia and Sudan, to Guatemala, Mali Ukraine and Egypt. The busiest transit corridor in Virginia, the Pike is home to more than 17 percent of Arlington’s population, and is expected to add 7,300 residents, 3,900 homes, 7,000 jobs, and 2.2 million square feet of new commercial space by 2040.
For more information on the pop-up gallery, call 703-228-1850.