When was the last time you were on a see-saw? Head out to Crystal City for an enormous art installation of gorgeously lit see-saws that play musical tones as you ride them.

Enjoy being a kid at heart on this fun exhibit of light and sound. Brought to you by the Crystal City Business Improvement District, this unique installation is guaranteed to put a smile on your face. 

WHEN: Dec. 7, 2018 – Jan. 7, 2019 | 11 a.m.-8 p.m. Sun.-Thur. | 11 a.m.-10 p.m. Fri.-Sat.
WHERE: The Grounds | 1102 S Eads Street in Arlington, VA (the corner of S. Eads Street and 12th Street S.)

About the installation

This fun interactive art piece was conceived and brought over by the Toronto-based firm Lateral Office and CS Design, in collaboration with EGP Group. Sound design is by Mitchell Akiyama, mechanical design and fabrication of the see-saws is by Generique Design, and electronic design and fabrication are by Robocut Studio.

The piece is housed at The Grounds, an area where Crystal City and Pentagon City meet. It is a space sponsored by the Crystal City Business Improvement District and LCOR for building community interaction through activities and events.

Know before you go

  • There is plenty of garage and street parking in this area. I would recommend parking by Pentagon Row, visiting the art installation, then getting something to eat nearby.
  • Bundle up! This exhibit is all outside, and the area is not covered from the elements.
  • Please be kind and take turns -- especially if there are children waiting!
  • Don't be afraid to go by yourself -- this is a fun experience where you could make new friends.

For more information about "Impulse," visit the event Facebook page.

**All photos in this article are courtesy of the Crystal City Business Improvement District.

Have you been to "Impulse" yet? What did you think? Let us know in the comments below!

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