New Public Art on Display in Downtown Arlington

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A new piece of public art is on display in The American Dream City.

Sator Cube was recently installed in front of the Tarrant County Sub-Courthouse on Abram Street in downtown Arlington. The 1,800-pound steel cube is the work of Arlington resident Art Fairchild, who has two other sculptures, Trio and Whimsical Spherical, on display near AT&T Stadium and Globe Life Park in the Entertainment District.

Fairchild said it took about two months to construct the nearly 9-foot-tall sculpture, which features 35 six-sided boxes made from welded steel plates. After about a year of working to find Sator Cube a home, Fairchild said he’s honored to have another of his sculptures prominently on display in Arlington.

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“When a piece is complete, you see your vision come to fruition. To have it installed and have other people enjoy it is why we do what we do as artists. It’s incredibly fulfilling,” Fairchild said.

Sator Cube is the newest addition to an increasing number of public art pieces on display in downtown Arlington, which was designated as a Cultural District by the state last year. The Downtown Arlington Management Corporation is leasing the sculpture and the Tarrant County Commissioners Court paid for its installation.

“Art adds depth to the human soul and can draw people together in unimaginable ways,” said Commissioner Andy Nguyen. “It’s incredible that downtown Arlington has been designated as a Cultural District and, as good neighbors, we need to play our part. Promoting art downtown has the potential to draw thousands of additional visitors to this area and stimulating the economy is always good!”

The Tarrant County Commissioners Court anticipates holding a dedication ceremony for the sculpture in February. With the Downtown Arlington Management Corporation’s help, an indoor art exhibit at the Arlington Sub-courthouse location is also planned for later this year.

“Arlington has been a very progressive city for a long time. The amount of attention given to public art has increased and I’m excited to be a part of it,” Fairchild said.

Click here to see more of Fairchild’s sculptures.