Annual PARty 2018

To Celebrate the 10th Anniversary of the Public Art Master Plan for Reston

October 18, 2018

 

2018 Sponsors

 

Venue Host

 

 

Benefactor Sponsors

 

 Joe Ritchey & Lilian Li

 

 Pat & Steve Macintyre

 

Wine Sponsor

 

 

Art Installation Sponsor

 

 

Advocate Sponsors

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Public Art Enthusiast Sponsors

Leila & Robert Gordon

 

Chelsea and Harish Rao

 

Red Thinking LLC

 

 

The Wine Cabinet

 

Public Art Reston 10th Anniversary Logo

2018 marks the 10th Anniversary of the adoption of the Public Art Master Plan for 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 Public Art Reston (formerly 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.

On December 2nd, 2008, a community-specific Public Art Master Plan for Reston was unanimously approved, making Reston the first unincorporated community in the United States to have adopted such a forward-thinking master plan. All segments of the community were involved in the development of this master plan, which outlines a vision for public art in Reston, key opportunities for new projects, and an action plan for success. Since 2008, 12 permanent public artworks and 12 temporary public art installations have been commissioned in Reston, which currently boasts a growing inventory of almost 50 public art works.

In 2017, to celebrate the founding of Public Art Reston, the organization officially changed its name from Initiative for Public Art – Reston to Public Art Reston and underwent a complete rebranding.