Public Art Reston 10th Anniversary Logo

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

The opening reception for Reston: The Art of Community and film program at the Reston Historic Trust & Museum from 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm.


Public Art Reston’s Reston: The Art of Community, an exhibit on the legacy of public art in Reston, will be on display at the Reston Historic Trust & Museum.

Public Art Walking Tours, Artist Talks, & Screenings

Public Art Tour & Coffee, Lake Anne


Screening of Fun, Beauty, Fantasy: Reston’s Public Art, 7:00 pm at the Jo Ann Rose Gallery at RCC Lake Anne



Public Artworks

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

Title Sponsor



Venue Sponsor




 Founder’s Circle Sponsor


      Joe Ritchey & Lilian Li




Benefactor Sponsor




Advocate Sponsor



Wine Sponsor



Public Art Enthusiast Sponsor


Boston Properties


Eve Thompson – Reston Real Estate


Jim & Karen Cleveland


Lake Thoreau Entertainment Association


Leila & Robert Gordon


Mark & Alison Watts


Red Thinking LLC


The Wine Cabinet