Public Art Proposal Request: Colts Neck Road Underpass in Reston VA

By Editorial Team on November 5, 2018

Deadline: Fri, 09 November 2018

Courtesy of of Public Art Reston.
Deadline: Friday, November 9, 2018

Public Art Reston seeks an artist or artist-led team to develop a site-specific artwork in a permanent medium to enhance the exterior and interior walls of the Colts Neck Road underpass in Reston, VA. The project will promote active use of the underpass that links residential areas, Hunters Woods Village Center, two schools, two senior facilities, and two community centers. At the Colts Neck Road underpass, public art will have the opportunity to enhance the community’s relationship to their infrastructure and encourage active transportation options such as walking and cycling. The artist or artist team will actively engage with community stakeholders to develop the concept of the artwork and will give workshops to students.  This project is an opportunity for infrastructure beautification, education, engagement, and inspiration.

The community that lives and works in the Hunters Woods Neighborhood area is very diverse, both economically and culturally. Currently many residents avoid the underpass due to problems with safety and the walls of the underpass are regularly subject to tagging and graffiti. The process and the outcome envisioned for this project are to give a sense of ownership and safety to the community and to the current and future users of the underpass. A new senior living facility next to the underpass and the pathway leading to Hunters Woods Village Center will open in Spring 2019.

View the Call for Artists.