Artisphere in Rosslyn, VA.

Artisphere in Rosslyn, VA.

The arts venue known as Artisphere opened in Rosslyn in 2010 with the goal of bringing art exhibits, music, and theater performances to a part of Arlington better known for its corporate canyons. But now county leaders say the complex is costing too much and doesnt draw enough visitors; they’re likely to vote Tuesday to close the complex, saving around $2.5 million a year. Critics say arts institutions like Artisphere need time to grow as well as public support. We explore the issues.


  • Michelle Isabelle-Stark Director, Arlington Cultural Affairs

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