Monday, January 28, 2008

Crystal Flight - A Celebration of Art & Air

Welcome to the kick-off of the Crystal City Business Improvement District's Crystal Flight Blog!

This blog will be updated regularly to capture the activity from the talented artists, sponsors, and document the community impact. This high-profile public art project will bring a new whimsy and flare of urban texture to Crystal City come Spring 2008.

Project Background
In Spring 2008, Crystal City will celebrate its long-standing connection to flight when 50 airplane statues (25 fighter jets and 25 vintage planes) land on the streets of Crystal City. Each Crystal Flight plane is sponsored by an area business, designed and decorated by talented local artists, and then placed throughout Crystal City beginning April 2008. Aimed to attract visitors from all over, this series showcases Crystal City’s integral relationship with the concept of “Flight,” as illustrated by the proximity to Washington National Airport and the local presence of the United States Air Force, Boeing, Lockheed Martin, Northrop Grumman, and more.

For a listing of major partners, plane sponsors and participating artists:

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