Put the I into Civic

For this public interactive artwork, you are invited to stand in the space of the missing "i" in the C_vic sculpture to Put the I into Civic. This project asks you to consider what Civic means to you. What do you expect from your government? What do you appreciate? Civic Expectations or Treasures? What might be your contribution, your Civic Duty or Civic Pleasure?

Photographed portraits along with the participant's opinion about what Civic means to them will become part of www.reimaginecivic.com by posting with #reimaginecivic or by going to the website to upload images directly.


C_vic is wintering inside at the Central Arlington Public Library
at 1015 N Quincy St, Arlington, VA.
Monday-Thursday 10am-9pm Friday-Saturday 10am-5pm Sunday 1pm-9pm
closed for Holidays

This project sponsored by Arlington Public Art is part of Courthouse 2.0: Reimagining the Civic a public art initiative aimed at sparking Public Conversation about the future Courthouse Square by exploring the interaction between Civic Space and Civic Life in Arlington in the twenty-first century.


On Dec 2 and June 10 of 2017 and October 15, 2016 Linda Hesh stood by C_vic and asked people walking by if they'd like to be part of her artwork. She photographed them and captioned the portraits with what Civic means to them.
gallery of 167 portraits & opinions


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