Welcome to IPARReston'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 NewIPAR CASINO NIGHT The Initiative for Public Art-Reston (IPAR) is hosting its first Casino Night fundraiser to benefit the development of public art in Reston at the Pavilion in Reston Town Center on Thursday, June 20, 2013 from 6:00 pm to 10:00 pm. Click here to purchase tickets and view sponsorship opportunities. SPECIAL OFFER - HYATT REGENCY RESTON The Hyatt Regency Reston is offering a special rate of $109.00/night to Casino Night Sponsors and Ticket Holders. Click here to make reservations for June 20-21, 2013. The exhibition "Reston: The Art of Community" is currently on view at the University of Maryland Kibel Gallery, School of Architecture, Planning & Preservation, January 25 - May 10, 2013 FUN, BEAUTY, FANTASY: RESTON'S PUBLIC ART Short documentary produced by the Initiative for Public Art - Reston (IPAR) and directed by Rebekah Wingert-Jabi. The film was developed to accompany the exhibition about Reston's public art entitled Reston: The Art of Community. Click here to view the film.