Welcome to IPAR

Reston's tradition of making art and culture an everyday part of life in the community is taking a bold new step. A group of Reston civic and community organizations and leaders have joined to develop a vision and plan for cultivating a new generation of public artworks throughout the community. As a result, the Public Art Master Plan for Reston was adopted in December 2008.
 
The group, Initiative for Public Art - Reston (IPAR), expects to stimulate a community-wide discussion about the role that public art can play in urban places and community life, and plans to commission new artworks that are engaging, memorable and recognized for their artistic excellence.

Public art has always been a part of Reston’s tradition, but it is more important for Reston now than ever. As the community matures and evolves, public art can create new anchors for our public spaces, new connections to the landscape that we have so carefully protected, and new bonds within our community. - Joe Ritchey, IPAR Board Chairman and President

What's New

CHALKFEST AT RESTON TOWN CENTER
September 5 - 6, 2014
Click here for more information.
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Click here to view Volunteer opportunities at ChalkFest 
 
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MARY ANN MEARS PUBLIC ARTWORK RISING AT HYATT PARK 
Click here for more information.
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Date of unveiling will be announced soon.
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PUBLIC ART MAP OF RESTON
Click here to download our public art map. Take a tour of Reston by foot or bicycle and discover outdoor sculptures and public art projects throughout the community.
 
The Underpass
The underpass, Gonzalo Fonseca, Lake Anne Village Center. 
 
 
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CHALKFEST AT RESTON TOWN CENTER
September 5 - 6, 2014
Reserve your square now!
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TEMPORARY PUBLIC ART PROJECT: "PYRAMID OF LIGHT"
Lake Thoreau spillway, South Lakes Drive.
Temporary public art work realized by South Lakes High School students. On view until August 29, 2014.
For more information.
Also check: http://slhs-arthappening.tumblr.com/ and 
https://www.facebook.com/PublicArtReston
"Pyramid of Light".  Photo: Lee Lipsey
 
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RESTON: THE ART OF COMMUNITY
Exhibit on view at Dulles International Airport until September 3, 2014 
Click here for more information.
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Donate Now!

Please consider a charitable contribution.
Checks can be mailed to:
Initiative for Public Art - Reston 12001 Market Street, Suite 103 Reston, VA 20190