Founder's Day
April 09, 2016 12:00 PM

Saturday, April 9 • Free • 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Lake Anne Plaza

Join the Reston Historic Trust and Museum as we celebrate Robert E. Simon, Jr. and our community. Founder’s Day will feature a 50-foot Ferris wheel sponsored by Reston Association (RA), children’s activities, children’s art projects in cooperation with the Initiative for Public Art - Reston (IPAR), musical entertainment for all ages provided by local artists and schools, guided walks around Lake Anne Plaza in cooperation with IPAR and RA, and remarks by local elected officials. The event will be fun for the entire family.

On this special Founder’s Day, Lake Anne of Reston Condominium Association (LARCA) and IPAR partnered to commission a new version of The Wooden Horse originally created by artist Gonzalo Fonseca in 1965. The sculpture was first installed on grass, as in a pasture, and was later moved to a brick walkway, not far from The Building, another sculpture created by Fonseca. Because both sculptures were made of wood, they have been lost to the effects of time. Like the other sculptures at Lake Anne Plaza, The Horse was meant to be played on. This new version of The Wooden Horse was constructed by Reston artist Marco Rando.

Please check out the dining and drink specials at Lake Anne all week.

Presented by Reston Historic Trust and Museum, Reston Association, Reston Community Center, Initiative for Public Art - Reston, and Lake Anne of Reston Condominium Association


This event is part of Founder’s Week. Please visit our Founder’s Week page for a full schedule of events.

Photo by David Madison