2017 marked the 10th Anniversary of the founding of Public Art Reston.
In 2007, a group of community leaders, professionals, and civic leaders who represent Reston’s key community organizations – sought to inspire a new commitment to public art that builds on Reston’s tradition of supporting community arts and culture. They established the organization Initiative for Public Art – Reston, a nonprofit organization dedicated to fostering community discourse and education about public art, creating new expectations about the possibilities for art in the public realm, and cultivating a new generation of artworks in the community.
In 2017, to celebration this milestone year, the organization officially changed its name from Initiative for Public Art – Reston to Public Art Reston and underwent a complete rebranding.
The year’s community’s events like ChalkFest at Reston Town Center and the 10th Anniversary Birthday Party celebrated this milestone year and the impact that public art has made on the Reston community and the future of public art in Reston.
2018 marks the 10th Anniversary of the adoption of the Public Art Master Plan for Reston.
10th Anniversary Birthday Party
On November 9, 2017 from 6:30 – 9:00 pm, Public Art Reston celebrated 10 years of public art in Reston at our 10th Anniversary Birthday Party!
Venue: Aperture, 11410 Reston Station Blvd, Reston, VA 20190
Reston: The Art of Community
Convergence by Zack Oxman – Unveiled September 21, 2017 at the Aperture – Reston
Artist Designed Bike Racks – Date of unveiling to be announced.
The Portal Seats of Memory by Marco Rando – Installed at Sunrise Square in December 2017
Untitled project by Danny Lane – Installed at Boston Properties’ Signature building in March 2018
The Force of Nature by Lorenzo Quinn – Installed at Wiehle-Reston East Station in April 2018
Image by Lesnick Photography
10th Anniversary Sponsors
Founder’s Circle Sponsor
Public Art Enthusiast Sponsor
Eve Thompson – Reston Real Estate
Jim & Karen Cleveland
Lake Thoreau Entertainment Association
Leila & Robert Gordon
Mark & Alison Watts
Red Thinking LLC