Public Art Reston commits to doing its work with an equity lens by nurturing diverse participation, celebrating different voices reflecting our community, and providing opportunities to experience public art in all of Reston’s neighborhoods. We will connect at the intersections of creativity, accessibility, and belonging. 


Explore Reston’s public art collection of over 81 permanent and temporary artworks and learn about upcoming public art projects.

 Since 2010, more than 40 public artworks have been realized in Reston. These projects 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 both in person and at home: Download the Public Art Map of Reston  to find the location of the artworks.

View videos and Public Art Reston films on YouTube. Download self-guided public art tours of Lake Anne Village Center and Reston Town Center


Rise Sculpture Horizontal

The South Lakes High School STEAM Team has successfully installed their 9th work, Rise, on the Lake Thoreau spillway!

Rise is inspired by the rapid development of Reston and represents the growing success of our town that was founded on humble beginnings.

The objective interpretation of Rise is the growth of the population and literal construction of high-rises and infrastructure. Furthermore, Rise abstractly represents the community’s goals of reaching new heights in progress, innovation, and diversity.

Watch this video to learn more. 


We could not exist without supporters.

There are several ways that you can support Public Art Reston. Click to explore donation options, or click here to see volunteer calls, and in-kind service opportunities.


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


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.


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

JBG Smith
Silver Transparency 2022