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If you have general questions about the Workhouse Arts Center or about specific exhibits, performances or special events, please contact Ava Spece, CEO of Workhouse Arts Center, at

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Celebrating 10 Years of Renovation at the Workhouse Arts Center
Fairfax County Television

Workhouse Brewfest Returns
Connection Newspapers

Celebrating Fourth in Lorton
Connection Newspapers

Review: ‘Rock of Ages’ at the Workhouse Arts Center
DC Metro Theater Arts

9 things I wish I’d known before visiting Fairfax County, VA
Matador Networks

Gleeful Look Back in Lorton to 1980s Musical Era
Connection Newspapers

Cartoons unite the world: Illustrations by Jim Henson’s cartoonist on display at Workhouse Arts Center
Fairfax County Times

Review: ‘Avenue Q’ at Workhouse Arts Center
DC Metro Theater Arts

New Virginia museum will honor the sacrifices of suffragists
Lonely Planet Travel News

Showcasing Major New Happening at Workhouse Arts Center
Connection Newspapers

Visit a former prison of suffragists now turned into an arts center in Virginia
Los Angeles Times

Autumn Thrills and Chills at the Workhouse Arts Center
Connection Newspapers

NoVA Arts and Cultural District dissolves boundaries
Northern Virginia Magazine

Honoring Suffragists in Lorton
Connection Newspapers

Workhouse Arts Center Hosts Independence Day Celebration
Connection Newspapers

Guard towers transformed into kaleidoscopes at Workhouse Arts Center

Review: ‘Cabaret’ at Workhouse Arts Center
DC Metro Theater Arts

‘Cabaret’ at Workhouse Stage
Connection Newspapers

Artist brings color, light to old Lorton prison guard towers
Potomac Local

Art and Peace: Soldier’s mindful activity displayed at local arts center
Belvoir Eagle

VIDEO: ABC7 (WJLA) Explores the creepy corners at the Lorton Prison Madhaunter’s Madhouse

VIDEO: NBC Washington Covers Madhaunter’s Madhouse Haunted Trail at the Workhouse Arts Center

Haunted prison in Lorton is Fairfax County’s newest Halloween attraction
Fairfax County Times

Workhouse Brewfest tips a glass to local craft beers

Workhouse Arts Center in Lorton hosts first Brewfest
Connection Newspapers

VIDEO: Inaugural Workhouse Brewfest
Fairfax Channel 16

Lorton: Something Big Coming to the Workhouse
Connection Newspapers

Lorton: Workhouse Gleams under Rockets’ Red Glare
Connection Newspapers

‘In it together’: Explore Service member experiences through art
Belvoir Eagle

Local playwright brings the story of Virginia suffragists to life
Northern Virginia Magazine

Video: Storytellers series featuring the Workhouse Arts Center
Visit Fairfax

Workhouse Center Helps Vets with Artistic Expression
Connection Newspapers

Nature photography on exhibit at Workhouse Arts Center
Washington Post

About the Workhouse

55-acre campus
26 buildings, 11 of which have been renovated
65 artist studios
12 galleries
1,000 parking spaces

10 full-time staff, 2 part-time
65 studio artists, 25 associate artists
85 seasonal instructors
150 volunteers
150,000 visitors and students

Visual Arts: over 150 exhibitions throughout the campus per year
Performing Arts: 300 performances per year (theater, dance, music)
Arts Education: 1,200 educational opportunities
Museum & History Program: Prison museum with original exhibitions and lecture series

Regional Universities: Art Lab space for MFA students
Virginia Museum of Fine Arts: Lecture series held on campus
Fort Belvoir: Community sharing of arts facilities and programs
Charming Concepts: a beading studio specializing in jewelry handcrafted by aspiring artisans with intellectual and development disabilities.

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Discover how our mission comes to life at our Second Saturday Art Walk.
The second Saturday of every month, from 6p-9p. Fine art galleries, artists, live music, wine + craft beer, and so much more!

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