Sunday, October 26, 2008

Crystal Flight Commemorative Book Available!

The Crystal City Business Improvement District is pleased to announce the release of the Crystal Flight commemorative book highlighting the Crystal Flight program.  You can purchase the book for $15 directly from the publisher's website.

Wednesday, August 27, 2008

Placement Video

Ever wonder how all those 600 pound planes got placed throughout Crystal City? Here is a little sneak peek that shows how JK Moving & Storage got one of the fifty planes into place.

Wednesday, August 20, 2008

Crystal Flight Poster

Are you a Crystal Flight fan? You can download the full size poster with pictures of all of the planes by clicking here.

Tuesday, August 12, 2008

Crystal Flight gets National Blog Attention

What do Abe Lincoln, a Waterfall along the East River in NYC and Crystal Flight all have in common? Well, they are all free, fun, and unique public art projects throughout the country. Crystal City's Crystal Flight Project was included in this brief list of fun and free public art related activities around the country.

Photo Credit: Courtesy of the Public Art Fund /© Olafur Eliasson, 2008

Friday, August 8, 2008

Two Planes Receive a Fresh Look

The hot, Virginia sun and the elements can sometimes take a toll on the lifespan of certain designs. The Crystal City BID tapped Graffiti artist Kevin Irvin to give two of the Crystal Flight statues a fresh look!

City Bound

Sky Miles

Thursday, June 5, 2008

Everclear Flies into Crystal City

Crystal City will host multi-platinum rock band Everclear at the 4th Annual Crystal Rocks on Sunday, June 8 from 2-6PM, located at 2200 Crystal Drive between 23rd and 20th Street. The street concert is free and open to the public.

Everclear just released a new album in April of this year titled "The Vegas Years." The disc features 14 recorded covers from 1994 to 2008, including versions of the Go-Go’s “Our Lips Are Sealed,” Hall & Oates’ “Rich Girl” and Paul Revere & The Raiders’ “Kicks.”

The event will also feature the return of Crystal Flight graffiti artist Kevin Irvin who will modify an existing design using his funky, urban, Graffiti style! Kevin painted a plane earlier this spring at the annual Crystal Block party along 23rd's Street's Restaurant Row. See some of his work in the slideshow below. Kevin will be painting outside throughout the concert so be sure to stop by and take a look!

This is the fourth year of the concert series with past headliners that include the Gin Blossoms, Vertical Horizon and Big Bad Voodoo Daddies.

View Press Release

Wednesday, June 4, 2008

Professional Photos

The fun art continues with Crystal Flight! View professional photos of all 50 planes in the slideshow below! You can also go directly to the album link by clicking here.