Public Art Reston seeks to inspire an ongoing commitment to public art and create a new generation of artworks in Reston.

EXPLORE PUBLIC ART

Explore Reston’s public art collection of over 81 permanent and temporary artworks. Learn about upcoming public art projects. More than 31 public artworks have been commissioned since the adoption of the Public Art Master Plan for Reston in 2008.

Public Art Reston offers multiple ways to discover the artworks that may be enjoyed from home or when taking time to get some fresh air during this period of physical distancing:

Download the map of Reston showing the location of the artworks

View videos on YouTube

Download self-guided tours of public art at Lake Anne Village Center and Reston Town Center 

#PublicArtFromAtoZ                                  Given art’s ability to ease the way through difficult times, we regularly post cultural offerings #PublicArtFromAtoZ on social media to brighten your day. Find inspiring activities for kids and adults alike.

WHAT’S NEW – MAY 2020

Stay-at-Home Chalk Art  EXTENDED                        Starting May, 4, 2020, individuals of all ages, businesses, and organizations are invited to create chalk art in their driveways or on nearby sidewalks, take a photo of their artwork and then post it each week using #AtHomeChalkArt and #PublicArtReston to be featured on a photo album on Public Art Reston’s Facebook page. Photos (1200 x 630 pixels) of chalk drawings may also be submitted to info@publicartreston.org.

THEME: June 1st – Class of 2020 – To celebrate this milestone Public Art Reston encourages Restonians to chalk an art piece congratulating all 2020 graduates whether from South Lakes High School, Herndon High School, college, etc. We will post the messages and drawings on our Facebook page.

THEME: May 25 – Memorial Day – We celebrate military heroes, draw your favorite hero(s). Check out the photo album here.

THEME: May 18 –Favorite activities with your family. Check out the photo album here.

THEME: May 11 – Spring into Nature. Check out the photo album here. 

THEME: May 4 – Fantasy – Even though we are staying home let your imagination soar & create your own fantastical creature, people, place. Check out the photo album here.

SUPPORT

We could not exist without supporters. Please consider making a donation.

There are several ways that you can support Public Art Reston. Explore donation options, volunteer calls, and in-kind service opportunities.

 

ARTIST OPPORTUNITIES

Explore artist opportunities with Public Art Reston as well as calls from local, regional, and national organizations. 

DEVELOPER GUIDE

Information for developers who plan to integrate public art in new development projects in Reston. Learn about the business behind public art and the commissioning process.

ANNUAL SUPPORTERS

Public Art Reston is funded in part through generous support from these organizations, foundations, and corporations.