Public Art Activities

Public art is to be enjoyed by everyone! These Public Art Activities were developed to expand the accessibility and enjoyment of Reston’s public art. To be enjoyed by both children and adults alike, this series of activities includes the Public Art Map of Reston to help you find Reston’s artworks, brain teasers like the Public Art is Everywhere series, child-friendly coloring pages, and Reston Public Art Bike Rides, created in partnership with the Reston Bike Club! Not to be missed is the Public Art Explorer series – designed for the whole family to enjoy together, these pages are packed full of absorbing activities to do at home or while “exploring” Reston’s public artworks and their artists!

Reston Public Art Bike Rides

Public Art Reston is pleased to partner with the Reston Bike Club to provide three rides around Reston to visit public art. 

RBC-170A (19 miles) – Both North and South of the Toll Road. This route starts at “The Force of Nature” on Reston Plaza.

RBC-170B (11 miles) – Public Art in Reston South of the Toll Road. This route starts at Walker Nature Center on Glade Drive. 

RBC – 170C (10 miles) – Public Art in Reston North of the Toll Road. This route starts at North Point Village Center.




Public Art Map of Reston

Reston is home to a thriving collection of permanent and temporary artworks accessible to the public day and night. Download and print this Public Art Map of Reston to see where they all are! Take the map on a walk, bike ride, or drive to see Reston’s entire public art collection!

Public Art is Everywhere

Can you identify Reston public artworks from their details? Download and print the worksheets below and see if you can recognize the public artworks here in Reston!

Coloring Pages

Enjoy Reston public artworks at home or wherever you are! Download and print the coloring pages below and make your own colorful mark on these Reston public artworks!
Book of Love; artwork by Anne Nagy
Convergence; artwork by Zachary Oxman
Emerge; artwork by Valerie Theberge
Midtown Community Mural; artwork and drawing by Dana Ann Scheurer
Nothing Twice; artwork by the South Lakes High School STEAM Team
Reston Rondo; artwork by Mary Ann Mears