A year after breaking ground on Waterfront Park, the City of Alexandria will conduct a ribbon cutting to mark the opening of the interactive “Mirror Mirror” art installation. It’s the inaugural project of the city’s Office of the Arts public art series, and was created by the New York-based SOFTlab, and responds to sound and light by visitors walking through it.
“Waterfront Park is the heart of the transformation of the Potomac River shoreline in Alexandria,” Alexandria Mayor Justin Wilson said in a statement. “So many members of our community have worked tirelessly toward a dynamic and connected waterfront, and we are thrilled to see the next phase of this vision come to life.”
“Mirror Mirror” was inspired by the historic Jones Point Lighthouse along the George Washington Memorial Parkway. The park is yet to be finished, but currently includes a waterfront promenade, modular space and outdoor seating.