Since 2005, Deirdre Ehlen MacWilliams has collaborated with design professionals, community members, government colleagues and artists to develop large- and small-scale public art projects for Washington, DC and Arlington, Virginia. She serves as public art project manager for Arlington’s nationally-renowned Public Art program where she develops and manages County-initiated projects and advises on various public art and design enhancement requests. Prior to joining Arlington County, MacWilliams worked as public art coordinator for the DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities (DCCAH) and for Weitzman Studios in Brentwood, MD. MacWilliams also works independently on creative projects and initiatives. Currently, she is the producer for DCCAH’s temporary public art initiative 5x5-2014. She also directs Mid-City Artists, a group of professional artists who have come together for the purpose of promoting their art and the mid-city section of DC. In 2012, MacWilliams served as curator for the Downtown BID’s Art All Night Festival and organizer for DCCAH’s inaugural 5×5 program. MacWilliams holds a BA in Art History from The George Washington University and an MA from the Fashion Institute of Technology in New York, where she concentrated on contemporary art market trends. She is a member of Art Table’s Washington, DC chapter and serves on the board of directors for Capitol Hill Arts Workshop.