Reston Community Center

COMMUNITY LINKS

Your Gateway to the Arts in Reston

Reston history:
“In the beginning it was a large parcel of land, well-watered and forested, in the Northern Virginia Piedmont. It was a place waiting to become the most remarkable community of its region. Only imagination, experienced judgment and funding were needed to realize this potential. The story of Reston’s growth becomes more fascinating as it unfolds…”

Community

  • IPAR (Initiative for Public Art - Reston)
    The Initiative for Public Art Reston, a group of civic leaders who represent Reston's key community organizations, seeks to inspire a new commitment to public art that builds on Reston’s long tradition of supporting community arts and culture.
  • Reston Association
    The Reston Association (RA) is one of the largest homeowner associations in the United States.
  • Cornerstones (Formerly Reston Interfaith)
    Cornerstones (Formerly Reston Interfaith) is  a nonprofit organization with 38 years of experience serving Reston, Herndon, and northwestern Fairfax County.  Cornerstones (Formerly Reston Interfaith) promotes self-sufficiency through support and advocacy for those in need of food, shelter, affordable housing, quality childcare, and other services. RI invites you to join us as we continue to meet the critical needs of our neighbors.
  • Culture Capital
    Your guide to theatre, dance, music, museums and more! Culture Capital is your gateway to the world of arts and entertainment in the Greater Washington region, covering the District of Columbia, the City of Alexandria, Arlington, and Fairfax Counties in Virginia, Montgomery and Prince George's Counties in Maryland.
  • Reston Chamber of Commerce
    The Greater Reston Chamber of Commerce has been opening the door to business opportunity along the Dulles Business Corridor for over 25 Years. The amazing growth of businesses in the area during this time is mirrored by the growth and success of our Chamber of Commerce. With a professional staff, dedicated volunteer members, an involved Board of Directors and alliances with major corporate, nonprofit and media enterprises, you can be assured that this Chamber will continue to serve this robust region as a leader in issues critical to business development.
  • Reston Town Center Association
    This acclaimed outdoor venue offers more than 50 retail shops, 30 restaurants, a 13-screen Multiplex Cinema and the Hyatt Regency Reston Hotel. And at the Center’s hub, the Pavilion hosts special events, concerts, festivals throughout the year and ice-skating in winter, making this the focal point of the community and Northern Virginia’s “downtown.”
  • Reston Historic Trust
    The Reston Historic Trust is an established community organization that preserves the past, informs the present, and influences the future of Reston through its educational programs. It was founded in 1996 as a community-based non-profit organization to sustain the unique history of the award-winning, innovative, planned community of Reston. The Trust operates the Reston Museum & Shop in Lake Anne Village Center, offering community exhibits and archives, walking tours, children's art workshops, and public events. The museum also offers original art, crafts and Reston signature items for sale.

Theatre

  • Reston Community Players
    The Reston Community Players (RCP), have been serving the area with award winning live theatrical productions since 1966. RCP is a volunteer, nonprofit organization committed to theatrical excellence in every aspect of design, education and performance.

Dance

  • Reston Institute for the Arts
    Reston Institute for the Arts students and faculty explore the wide world of dance. Led by Artistic Director, Terlene D. Terry-Todd, this award-winning community based dance organization offers a variety of dance and acting programs for enthusiasts of all ages.
  • Ravel Dance Studio
    The Ravel Dance Studio has established yet another Reston tradition of dance training excellence for young and young at heart dancers.
  • Reston Conservatory Ballet
    Founded in 1972, the Conservatory Ballet has become the premier dance academy in the Washington D.C. area. Led by director Julia Zciller Redick, the Conservatory’s students learn to embody the three E’s—Excellence, Experience and Earnestness—under the watchful eye of a trained and caring faculty.

Music

  • Reston Community Orchestra
    Established in 1988 as the resident orchestral ensemble of the greater Reston area, the RCO was given the dual mission of providing orchestral music to Reston itself and of giving performing opportunities to the many talented musicians already in the area.
  • Reston Chorale
    The Reston Chorale has excited audiences with its musical excellence and versatility for over 35 years. The Chorale was established to provide Western Fairfax County and the Greater Washington Metropolitan Area with the finest in choral music performance produced by amateur and professional musicians from the community. The mission of The Reston Chorale is to promote community interest and participation in, and enjoyment of, choral music.
  • Fairfax Loudoun Music Fellowship
    This organization of music teachers provides a forum for discussions, continuing education, and recital opportunities in the CenterStage for your students. Teachers of piano, instrumental, and vocal music enjoy each others’ company and learn from one another and guest lecturers’ new approaches and solutions to shared concerns. Students are encouraged to contact the Fairfax-Loudoun Music Fellowship if they want to know more about the local instruction options for a variety of music pursuits. Call Gretchen Von Pischke at 703-860-5654.
  • Voce
    “Voce, a 26-voice chorus now in its 11th season in Northern Virginia, has established a solid reputation not only for the quality of its performances but also for the ingenuity and imagination with which its programs are selected and constructed.” – The Washington Post

Fine Art

  • League of Reston Artists
    The League of Reston Artists sponsors exhibits, workshops and programs for artist members, a meeting group for photography lovers and makers, the Reston Photographic Society, and opportunities for artists at every stage of their interests and impulses.
  • Reston Art Gallery and Studios
    The Reston Art Gallery & Studios (RAGS), located on Lake Anne Plaza in Reston, Virginia, is a place where working professional artists create paintings, sculptures and jewlery that appeal to all art lovers.
  • Greater Reston Art Center GRACE
    Founded in 1974, enriches community life by promoting involvement and excellence in the visual arts. In pursuit of this mission, GRACE provides a year-round program of exhibitions, lectures, Children's Workshops, a Summer Art Program for kids, Art In Schools, the Northern Virginia Fine Arts Festival, and other special events. The Greater Reston Arts Center follows a nondiscriminatory policy in admission, programs, membership, employment and contracts. The GRACE Gallery in Reston Town Center is wheelchair accessible.
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