Public Art Reston 10th Anniversary Logo

2017 is 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.

This year, in celebration of this milestone year, we have officially changed our name from Initiative for Public Art – Reston to Public Art Reston and are undergoing a complete rebranding.

This year’s community’s events like ChalkFest at Reston Town Center and the Annual Reception will celebrate this milestone year and the impact that public art has made on the Reston community and the future of public art in Reston.

Please check back here throughout this Anniversary year for updates or sign up for our newsletter.

10th Anniversary Birthday Party

This November 9, from 6:30 – 9:00 pm, join us in celebrating 10 years of Public Art Reston at our 10th Anniversary Birthday Party!

Venue: Aperture, 11410 Reston Station Blvd, Reston, VA 20190

Reston: The Art of Community

September 12, 2017
The opening reception for Reston: The Art of Community will take place 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

There will be public art walking tours, artist talks, and film screenings hosted throughout this milestone year in celebration of the legacy of public art in Reston, VA.

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



Upcoming 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 – To be installed at Sunrise Square in late 2017

Untitled project by Danny Lane – To be installed at Boston Properties’ Signature building in 2018

The Force of Nature by Lorenzo Quinn – To be installed at Wiehle-Reston East Station in 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