Lake Anne Plaza

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PatMacName:   Pat Macintyre

Name of Business:  Reston Art Gallery & Studios

Years in Business:  1986 – Present = 31 years

Hometown: Washington, DC

Where Do you Live in Reston: Began in Vantage Hill, then to South Lakes area

  1. Why did you decide to open your business in Lake Anne vs another location? What made you get into this line of work of owning/running a small business/art gallery?

Lake Anne is so beautiful and the gallery space has such great light! I was a professional painter and enjoyed bringing art to patrons. The Gallery was a natural outgrowth of that love.

  1. Tell us one thing most don’t know about you or would be a surprise?

My “other life” is in aerospace/magnetics. My husband and I run a family business called MEDA which stands for “Macintyre Electronic Design Associates.” www.meda.com

  1. What did you want to be when you grew up?

Archaeologist and astronaut

  1. If you had only one word to describe owning a business, what would you say and why?

“Heartwarming” Because we bring beauty to so many people, and because the art world is a true community.

  1. What are three things on your bucket list?

Three things, visit Machu Pichu, attend one of our satellite launches (our  magnetometers) live,and enjoy a thriving Lake Anne! I still think it is the most beautiful place I’ve ever seen, the architecture, the fountain and lake, I just love it.

  1. Why do you love the world of art?

Creative and free!

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