Artisphere Is Just the Latest Big-Ticket Project Arlington Has Dumped

The county has also pulled the plug on a streetcar, an aquatic center, and million-dollar bus stops.
The Artisphere in 2010, courtesy the Artisphere.

Arlington County Manager Barbara Donnellan recommended Wednesday that arts venue Artisphere, which it partially owns, should close by next July. As Benjamin Freed wrote for Washingtonian last month, Arlington has pulled back on other big-ticket projects in recent months.

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Andrew Beaujon joined Washingtonian in late 2014. He was previously the news editor and lead media reporter for the Poynter Institute, arts editor for the now completely vanished, and managing editor of Washington City Paper. He lives in Del Ray.