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

IPAR AT LAKE ANNE JAZZ & BLUES FESTIVAL
September 5, 1 pm - 5 pm
Participate in a public art activity presented by IPAR! You are invited to paint two murals inspired by designs created by Reston artist Dana Scheurer. Free. All are welcome!
 
NOTHING TWICE - NEW TEMPORARY PUBLIC ART PROJECT AT LAKE THOREAU
Project realized by South Lakes High School STEAM Team.
Click here for more information.
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A BIRD IN THE HAND BY PATRICK DOUGHERTY AT
RESTON TOWN SQUARE PARK  
More information about the project
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CHALKFEST AT RESTON TOWN CENTER                                  September 11- 12, 2015             Register Now!                               Free chalk workshop with artist Patrick Owens at The Pavilion on Saturday, September 5, 2015 at 11 am - 1 pm DSC_8429

WE MAKE RESTON - AN INSIDE OUT PROJECT                                       The project will be inaugurated at the Multicultural Festival at Lake Anne Village Center on September, 26, 2015 Click here for more information.WeMakeRestonImage#2

 
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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PLEASE CONSIDER A CHARITABLE CONTRIBUTION TO IPAR.
    
 
 
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