Art in the Pages

Finding Beauty in Reading Through Art in the Pages

Art in the pages1Bringing a love for art and reading together, Art in the Pages is Fairfax County’s first public art project.  Meant to highlight the Fairfax Public Library’s Summer Reading Program, All Fairfax Reads, and the Fall for the Book, this project was made possible by generous sponsors like Verizon.

Designs were submitted by local artists, transforming four-foot high sculptures of open books into beautiful monuments to local themes and history.

Since 2008, Art in the Pages sculptures have been placed outside of library branches, schools, and businesses in Fairfax County and the City of Fairfax.  The design unveiling reception took place at Charles and Lynda Robb’s home, followed by the Paint-In event in which the sculptures were displayed at the old library building in the City of Fairfax.  At the Art in the Pages final reception, miniature statuettes were auctioned.

One statue sponsored by Visit Fairfax is on display at the Workhouse Arts Center in Lorton.  Another, titled The Book of Tumaini, is located at the Hopkins House James & Juliette McNeil Preschool.


Art in the Pages was the first public statue art initiative in Fairfax, Virginia, and marks an initiative to bolster city libraries. The engagement of local artists allowed for a platform for local talent, and showcased skills valuable to the community.

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The following generous donors made Art in the Pages possible

Special thanks to our Signature Sponsor:


Publisher Sponsors ($10,000):

Anonymous in honor of Barbara Fried

Arts Council of Fairfax County

Alvah Beander

Melanin Art Appraisals, LLC

COX Communications


IPAR – Initiative for Public Art- Reston

Interstate Worldwide Relocation Services

James & Juliette McNeil Family Foundation

Alan and Sally Merten

Southland Concrete

Editor Sponsors ($5,000):

Anonymous (2)

Anonymous in honor of George Mason Friends


Betty W. Downard Estate

Friends of the Burke Centre Library

Friends of the City of Fairfax Regional Library

Friends of the Kings Park Library

Friends of the Oakton Library

Friends of the Patrick Henry Library

Friends of the Pohick Regional Library

Friends of the Sherwood Regional Library

Visit Fairfax –


IPAR (3)

Investment Planning Solutions, LLC

John and Jeanette Mason

PSA / Dewberry

Paul and Susan Thorniley

Worldgate Centre

Author Sponsor ($2,500):

Provident Bank

Book Sponsors ($1,000):

Debra & Edwin S. Clay, III


Sidney O. Dewberry

Friends of Fairfax, Inc.

Roberta Longworth

J. D. Morrissette

Kent & Mary Myers

Carole Scanlon


Reader Sponsors ($500):

Laura & Mark Mandeles

Martina & Jim Murphy

Soda-licious, Inc.

Trowbridge Steel