September 2023

Rise sculpture

South Lakes High School’s STEAM (Science Technology Engineering Art Math) Team’s 2023 sculptural installation has risen and is shining at the Lake Thoreau spillway. On Thursday, June 28, a group of STEAM team members, art teacher and mentor Marco Rando, and Reston Association (RA) crew members worked together to successfully install the sculpture Rise on the water. 

“This is more than just a work of art,” Rando enthused. “Its essential element is layers of collaborative relationships between STEAM students, Reston Association, Public Art Reston, and the community, who for the first individuals to pass by, provided major positive feedback. One such woman always loves to see bright colors on the art works, adding how well it accentuates Reston’s greenery.”

The Fairfax County Board of Supervisors


The Fairfax County Board of Supervisors has accepted the Master Arts Plan for Facilities!

Congratulations! And thank you to ArtsFairfax and Board Member Leila Gordon for guiding the County to this major milestone for public art throughout Fairfax County.

ArtsFairfax works with Fairfax County on Master Arts Plans to expand community access to and engagement in arts and culture. The Master Arts Plans provide a blueprint for cultural facilities and for public art throughout the County to reflect its diversity, consider existing facilities, and anticipate future growth.

Calling all artists, crafty folks and kids with creativity! We would love to see your artwork in our FLAG at Southgate Community Center.

Give one, take one or just enjoy seeing what’s new!

Visit the FLAG or mail your artwork to Southgate Community Center – 12125 Pinecrest Road, Reston, VA 20191