“Holiday Sparkle” at the Art Gallery and Reston Studios from December 4 to 31


The art exhibition to offer opens in a festive atmosphere at Jingle on the lake
Saturday December 4 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Reston Art Gallery and Studios (RAGS) presents the annual Holiday Sparkle of art show on offer – authentic, local works of paintings, mixed media, jewelry, fine art, mobiles, maps and more created by the 8 artists of RAGS – from December 4th until 31st.

“Among the many things learned over the months of the pandemic, we are all looking for authenticity, local products, unique experiences and want to support small businesses,” said Pat Macintyre, gallery owner and director. “We have it in abundance here at the Reston Art Gallery and Studios. We invite everyone to visit and enjoy our work every weekend.

The show opens the day Santa Claus arrives at Lake Anne Plaza for Jingle on the lake and all are welcome to enjoy the warmth and joy at the gallery from 10:00 am to 5:00 pm. Holiday Sparkle is open on weekends from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Saturday, 12:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. Sunday or by appointment. (Closed on Saturday, December 25.)

Also from 10:00 a.m. on December 4 to Jingle on the lake, children are invited to the annual tradition of making their own ornaments in the plaza outside RAGS, free of charge, with “Miss Pat” Macintyre (as thousands of families call her).

Featuring monthly exhibitions and a variety of events since this iconic Reston institution began in 1987, Reston Art Gallery and Studios is located at the lakeside ‘ART’ sign at 11400 Washington Plaza West, Reston, VA 20190 on the historic Lake Anne Plaza. Appointments to view the works outside of weekend hours can be made by contacting the gallery via RestonArtGallery.com. For GPS directions and parking, search for “Lake Anne Plaza”. To follow @RAGSReston on Facebook, @RestonArtGallery on Instagram, and learn more about RestonArtGallery.com.

In the photo above:
Reston Art Gallery and Studios on the dock at Lake Anne Plaza. Photo by Joey Wang.

About the Reston Art Gallery and Studios (RAGS)

A variety of works created to intrigue and inspire the viewer are on display and available for purchase at RAGS, a cooperative gallery of eight artists – Gail Axtell, Dorothy Donahey, Sandra Dovberg, Rosemarie Forsythe, Pat Macintyre, Julia Tova Malakoff, Marthe McGrath, and Wayne Schiffelbein. During the week, artists work on location or in their home studios, preparing commissions, new works and their upcoming special exhibitions. RAGS presents new shows each month with a focus on the latest works by individual artists, open every weekend. Gallery owner, director and artist Pat Macintyre continues her tradition of offering artistic enrichment to children with free and themed manual activities for children on Saturdays from March to December, from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. at RAGS. The orange “ART” sign on picturesque and historic Lake Anne Plaza leads to the glassed-in entrance to the Reston Art Gallery and Studios, a Reston landmark created in 1987, located on the lakefront of 11400 Washington Plaza West, Reston, VA 20190. GPS: “Lake Anne Plaza” for directions to the parking lot. To follow @RAGSReston on Facebook, @RestonArtGallery on Instagram, and learn more about RestonArtGalerie.com.


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