Vision and Mission

Our Mission

The mission of Public Art Reston (PAR) is to be the catalyst for public art that inspires, engages, and connects.

PAR promotes urban design principles established by Reston’s founder, Robert E. Simon, Jr. and affirmed by Fairfax County Board of Supervisors, who recognize the key role of public art in Reston, which is codified in its comprehensive plan.

PAR stimulates civic partnerships to create new public artworks; raises the expectation that public art is an integral component of Reston’s long-term ethic of building a quality environment; and fosters public discourse and education about public art and placemaking.

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Our Vision

Public Art is recognized as essential to our thriving, diverse community.