Explore Reston’s public art collection of over 81 permanent and temporary artworks and learn about upcoming public art projects. More than 31 public artworks have been realized since 2010 in Reston, which follow the Public Art Reston review process and have been guided by the vision of the Public Art Master Plan for Reston adopted in 2008.
Public Art Reston offers multiple ways to discover and enjoy these artworks from home or while getting some fresh air during this period of physical distancing:
Download the map of Reston to find the location of the artworks
View videos and Public Art Reston films on YouTube
Artist Valerie Theberge is coming to Reston Community Center on Sunday, June 13th at 3 pm. Register today to hear Theberge discuss her work including the wide-ranging public art projects she has created for Reston. Spanning a decade, 2010’s Emerge at the Glade Drive underpass was the first project commissioned by Public Art Reston. In 2020, Theberge completed mosaic panels for the renovation of the Terry L. Smith Aquatics Center. Trinity Villanueva, Public Art Reston’s Executive Director, recently interviewed Theberge for the June 9th edition of the newsletter. This bi-monthly publication was recently christened “Emerge” in honor of this inaugural project. Watch their conversation here.
Part and Parcel is on the Lake Thoreau spillway. This is the 7th temporary public sculpture realized by the South Lakes High School STEAM Team. Click here to learn more about this impactful public art project. Click here to watch videos about the project by Sean Bahrami on our YouTube channel.
Public Art Explorer program: Playful content about art and artists along with engaging art activities for the whole family to do at home or while “exploring” the public artworks found at various locations throughout Reston. Don’t miss our Public Art Activities page for more ways to discover public art in Reston!
Public Art Reston is funded in part through generous support from these organizations, foundations, and corporations.