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

Wiehle Avenue Station Site View2013-2014 PUBLIC ART FILM AND SPEAKER SERIES
 
Diller Scofidio + Renfro: Reimagining Lincoln Center and the High Line - March 25, 2014
 
Trash Dance - May 6, 2014
More information
 
IPAR GIFTS
Click here to view IPAR items inspired by Reston's public art.
Screen Shot 2013-10-16 at 3.36.44 PM-2
  
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.

 
 
 
 
 

 


 

 

 

 

 

 

RESTON: THE ART OF COMMUNITY
The exhibit about Reston's public art is now presented at Dulles International Airport. The freestanding exhibit showcases the planned community's collection of outdoor sculptures and public art. The exhibit is located between baggage claim #9 and #10 and will be on display through the spring of 2014.
 
ARTS IMPACT AWARD
IPAR received the Arts Impact Award at the Arts Council of Fairfax County' s inaugural Arts Awards Luncheon on October 12, 2012. Artist Ian Kessler-Gowell created custom sculptures for the awards presentation. More information.
 
IMG_0324
 
PUBLIC ART MAP OF RESTON
Click here to download our public art map.
 

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