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

CHALK ON THE WATER AT LAKE ANNE
Congratulations to the Winners! See Photo Album to view all the winners and participants' drawings.
Thank you to all the volunteers and sponsors!
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Joannis Hadjikyriakou - First Prize/Professional Artist
 
A BIRD IN THE HAND BY PATRICK DOUGHERTY AT
RESTON TOWN SQUARE PARK 
 
More information
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UPCOMING TEMPORARY PUBLIC ART PROJECT AT LAKE THOREAU
Project realized by South Lakes High School Students will be installed on spillway in early July 2015.
Click here for more information.
Click here to make a donation to support the project.
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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.
 

Donate Now!

PLEASE CONSIDER A CHARITABLE CONTRIBUTION TO IPAR.
    
 
 
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