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Public Art Reston seeks to inspire an ongoing commitment to public art and create a new generation of artworks in Reston.

Our New Name

Please excuse our limited website content, we are currently undergoing a website update. 2017 marks the 10th Anniversary of the founding of the Initiative for Public Art—Reston, and to celebrate this milestone we are having a rebranding, complete with a new website and name change. We are now known as Public Art Reston. Please continue to check in as our website updates and join our mailing list to stay up-to- date with us during this milestone year!

News and Notes


ChalkFest at Reston Town Center

This September 16th, Public Art Reston will present, in partnership with Reston Town Center, the annual ChalkFest at Reston Town Center! All are invited to join this street art festival in transforming Market Street at Reston Town Center with beautiful chalk art. Individuals can participate in three categories: Professional Artists ($20), Amateur Artists ($15), and Families and Kids ($15). Prizes will be awarded in each category as well as an Audience Choice Award!

Chalk on the Water at Lake Anne

Congratulations to all the prize winners!

Thanks to all the participants who created wonderful street art and to our sponsors, volunteers and judges who helped make this event possible!









Public Art Reston is a 2017 Top-Rated Nonprofit
Once again, Public Art Reston has been named as a 2017 Top-Rated Nonprofit by GreatNonprofits! Read people are saying about us here.



Reston’s Public Art Collection is on Public Art Archive
Public Art Reston facilitated the addition of the Reston public art collection to the national database Public Art Archive. Now, Reston public artworks can be accessed, mapped, and explored through the internationally accessible online archive. Please click here to access the database online and search “Reston, VA” to see the collection.