Gallery Openings and Events

The Arlington Art Truck Presents Paul Shortt What’s Your Sign?

Pets OK by Paul Shortt. Courtesy of Arlington Art Truck.

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On view May 15 through May 19.
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The Arlington Art Truck embodies the Arlington Arts mission to revolutionize the traditional model of an arts venue. Packed with digital and traditional creative tools, the “Truck” is a curated mobile toolbox for artists. Through October, selected artists are hitting the streets to engage the public in art projects which are designed to blur the line between participant and presenter. The Arlington Art Truck is easy to spot as it has been hand-painted by internationally-renowned artist Stephen Powers.

In What’s Your Sign?, the Truck will set up at various locations displaying and distributing signs by Florida-based artist Paul Shortt. Participants can select free, pre-made humorous signs about daily life, consumption and the environment or make their own. These signs provide useful, funny and odd reminders, questioning how we engage in the public spaces that we encounter every day. At each activation, there will be a sign making station along with a selection of pre-made signs to take home.

Where to see and interact with What’s Your Sign?:

  • Wednesday, May 15, 2019
    11:00 a.m. – 1:30 p.m., Central Place Plaza, 1800 N. Lynn St., Arlington, VA 22209
    4:00 – 7:30 p.m., Clarendon Metro Plaza, 3100 Wilson Blvd., Arlington, VA 22201
  • Thursday, May 16, 2019 | Food Truck Thursday
    11:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m., 220 20th St., S., Arlington, VA 22201
  • Friday, May 17, 2019 | Bike to Work Day
    6:30 – 9:00 a.m., Gateway Park, 1300 Lee Highway, Arlington, VA 22209
    4:30 – 6:30 p.m., New District Brewing, 2709 S. Oakland St., Arlington, VA 22206
  • Saturday, May 18, 2019 | Make Your Mark 2019
    11:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m., New District Brewing, 2709 S. Oakland St., Arlington, VA 22206 (Rain location: Arlington Cultural Affairs, 3700 S. Four Mile Run, Arlington, VA 22206)
  • Sunday, May 19, 2019 
    12:00 – 6:00 p.m., Ballston Quarter, Quarter Fest Plaza, 4238 Wilson Blvd., Arlington, VA 22203 (Rain location: Inside the Ballston Quarter, 4238 Wilson Blvd., Arlington, VA 22203 — follow the signs!)

Arlington’s Solid Waste Bureau and EcoAction Arlington are community partners this season. A member of the Solid Waste Bureau will be on site to answer questions about recycling and reducing waste.

Schedule subject to cancellation due to weather; visit us on social media for the most immediate updates. View the full Arlington Art Truck schedule.