ART & CULTURE

Chalk on the Water, an annual street-art festival held at Reston’s Lake Anne Village Center, returns June 9 and 10, 11 am. – 5 p.m. Presented by Public Art Reston and Lake Anne, this two-day festival invites artists of all skill levels to create chalk drawings on Lake Anne’s Washington Plaza, Reston’s most historic area. […]

Reston Art Gallery & Studios (RAGS) is located in a scenic area of Reston known as Lake Anne. The gallery is home to a variety of artists that bring  their own unique style and techniques together for the community to experience. Each month, the gallery puts together a beautiful show that brings together these unique […]

Presented by Greater Reston Arts Center (GRACE) Friday, May 18 – Sunday, May 20 10 am – 5 pm daily Reston Town Center Free Garage Parking restonarts.org/fineartsfestival New this year, Festival Friday! For 27 years, the annual Northern Virginia Fine Arts Festival has brought more than 200 fine artists from across the nation presenting original […]

Tour 5 Notable Reston Gardens on June 2 Presented by The Reston Chorale Those looking for landscape inspiration or simply love admiring gardens can look forward to the second annual Gardens of Note on Saturday, June 2. Five private residential gardens in Reston will be open for a self-conducted, exclusive tour from 10 a.m. until […]

Cirque du Soleil comes to Tysons II with a stunning performance of ‘LUZIA’ Cirque du Soleil started touring the U.S. in 1987 and has since become an international sensation. The modern circus tells narratives featuring stunning light and sound aspects, as well as breathtaking displays that defy human nature in a show that reinvented circus […]

NextStop Brings a Modern Twist to the Musical Sensation NextStop Theatre Company, located near Reston Town Center, opens “Godspell” on March 1, 2018. Director Lorraine Magee brings a modern twist to the musical, setting the new production in a coffee shop. The show, whose writers include Stephen Schwartz, creator of Broadway’s “Wicked,” retells parables of […]

November 10th is the last weekend to see Aida, winner of four Tony Awards and featuring music by pop legend Sir Elton John and lyrics by Tim Rice.  This musical is popular and special because its story combines a tragedy of love and intriguing politics. Although set in Egypt centuries ago, theatergoers will experience the […]

A new way to experience the artisan culture of Virginia I was browsing through the regional travel brochures at the Occoquan Visitors Center recently, when I came across a series of trails that I knew nothing about…the Virginia Artisan Trails. I had to learn more. As members of the Virginia Artisan Trail Network, various communities [...]