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Public Art Reston to Celebrate 10th Anniversary With Birthday Party

by RestonNow.com November 6, 2017 at 10:30 am 5 Comments

Public Art Reston is growing up! The organization will celebrate its foray into double digits by celebrating its 10th anniversary with a birthday party this Thursday night, and the public is invited.

The nonprofit organization, which aims to celebrate the fine art through starting a dialogue about public works and bringing more of them into existence throughout Reston, got its roots in 2007 as the Initiative For Public Art – Reston. As the group turns 10 years old, representatives say they are experiencing a rebirth of sorts, including changing the name to Public Art Reston.

The group has helped introduce many public works of art throughout the Reston community over the past 10 years, including sculptures, statues and other works, as well as hosted many art-inspired events that engage people of all ages and encourage them to create their own works of art.

“This year’s community’s events like ChalkFest at Reston Town Center and the Annual Reception will celebrate this milestone year and the impact that public art has made on the Reston community, and the future of public art in Reston,” representatives say.

The organization is currently hosting an exhibit about the legacy of public art in Reston, entitled “Reston: The Art of Community Exhibition,” through Nov. 26 at the Reston Historic Trust and Museum, 1639 Washington Plaza.

The birthday party this Thursday will take place from 6:30 to 9 p.m. at Aperture, 11410 Reston Station Blvd. The cost is $25 per person and includes light food and drinks. A string quartet from South Lakes High School will perform, as well as a DJ. A public art activity will be available for participants to take part in, as well as raffles and a silent auction. Tickets can be purchased online. Donations to the organization can also be made through Public Art Reston’s website.

Image: Convergence sculpture at Aperture apartments, sponsored by Public Art Reston / Credit: Reston Now.

Image: ChalkFest event hosted by Public Art Reston / Credit: Reston Now.

  • Greg

    Odd. I’ve never been asked to pay, let alone $25, for any party to which I have been invited. Sorry, we send our regrets.

    • Density is community

      Let us know if you change your mind, its all for a good cause. The $25 will pay for the glass coffin, the mausoleum and a major upgrade to RELAC.

      • Greg

        We don’t need more (ugly) art in Reston, let alone another penny wasted on RELAC, but we do need a cemetery.

  • Chuck Morningwood

    “Reston: The Art of Community Exhibition,”

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    I’ll be sure to wear my trench coat.

  • Mike M

    Remember, these days public art usually isn’t.

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