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Open Call for Exhibits

December 16, 2016 - December 31, 2020

Open Call for Exhibits The Workhouse Arts Center offers artists and curators and groups opportunities to exhibit at the Workhouse in one of many galleries.  This open call facilitates interested parties in communicating information to the Center.  There is no deadline for entries. Please allow for one-two month processing. Entry Instructions:  Open to all artists, groups or curators. Entry Fee:   $8 administrative fee. Funding:   As a non-profit, the Workhouse may offer exhibit space, basic installation support and basic in house advertising but does not necessarily fund all/additional exhibit needs. Potential exhibitors should be prepared with a budget and potential funds. Please Note:…

VMFA: Futures

May 19 - August 5

VMFA: Futures On View May 19 - August 5, 2018 Vulcan Gallery, Workhouse Arts Center Reception: Saturday July 14, 6pm – 8pm Workhouse Arts Center is pleased to present VMFA: Futures showcasing a select group of artists joining the 2018-2019 Fellowship Program at the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts in Richmond, Virginia. This lucid presentation is comprised of a broad selection of humanizing works of ingenuity which liven the art landscape through sculpture, videography, painting, photography and new media. Though this exhibition highlights emerging talent, it also explores a common thread amongst the artists’ work each embodying a provocative storyline…

2nd Biennial Fiber National Exhibition

June 1 - July 29

2nd Biennial Fiber National Exhibition Juror: Rebecca Stevens, former Consulting Curator at the Textile Museum  On View June 1 – July 29, 2018 Reception: Juror Talk and Awards Presentation: Saturday June 9, 6pm – 8pm Workhouse Arts Center is pleased to announce the opening of Fiber National, a juried exhibition showcasing the best in contemporary fiber art from around the country. The 2nd biennial of the exhibition will highlight exciting, innovative artwork utilizing both traditional and non-traditional techniques. This year’s Juror is Rebecca A. T. Stevens, formerly the Consulting Curator, Contemporary Textiles at the Textile Museum (now George Washington University…

In Lorton’s Darkroom: A Special Exhibition in the Lucy Burns Museum

June 13 - August 12

In Lorton’s Darkroom Lucy Burns Prison Museum (Building 2) On View June 14 - August 12, 2018 Documentary Screening: Each Friday and Saturday, 2pm (Bldg 3) Reception, Panel & Screening: June 16, 2pm In Lorton’s Dark Room is an exhibition highlighting the Lorton Photography Workshop, a program at Lorton Prison during the decade of the 1980s. Founded by photographer Karen Ruckman and supported by the DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities, the workshops were a unique moment in prison arts education. Administrators came to more fully appreciate the value of the arts in prison, and the inmates overcame distrust,…

What Remains Behind: A Special Exhibition in the Lucy Burns Museum

June 14 - August 12

What Remains Behind Lucy Burns Museum (Building 2) On view June 14 - August 12, 2018 What Remains Behind features moments captured in early 2002 at the recently abandoned D.C. Correctional Facility at Lorton. That year, Fairfax County acquired much of the property of the former prison along with many of the buildings. Photographer Dave Anglin was asked by Fairfax County to fulfill documentation requirements for the National Trust for Historic Preservation as well as to provide a permanent record of the prison immediately after it closed. The artistic value of the photos is Dave’s alone. These images of the…

Open Call, Warrior Way Gallery

July 11, 2018 - July 1, 2025

Open Call, Warrior Way Gallery Workhouse Arts Center is pleased to present Warrior Way, an exhibition space designated to display artwork by active, duty, retired and veteran service members. Our exhibition landscape consists of providing contemporary, progressive programming from both local and national artists. This open call facilitates interested artists, curators and art collectives in applying for this opportunity. There is no deadline for entries. Applicants will be notified within 3 months of the submission date. Workhouse Arts Center would like to thank all applicants for their interest. Entry Instructions:  Open to all artists, groups and/or curators. Entry Fee:   $8 administrative…

At Home Heroes

July 14 - November 4

At Home Heroes On View July 14 – November 4, 2018 Warrior Way Gallery, Workhouse Arts Center At Home Heroes is a group exhibition celebrating artists who also hold the important role of a military spouse. Military spouses are the foundation of families who support troops during mission, deployment, reintegration and reset. These silent heroes’ commitment and support to help keep our country safe prove them to be essential to the strength of the nation. The exhibition highlights fifteen Workhouse Arts Center artists’ deeply personal and meaningful works using various mediums including watercolor, acrylic, oil, ceramic and glass. Unique materials…

Open Life Drawing

July 19 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 7:00pm on Thursday, repeating until March 14, 2019

Open Life Drawing All Skill Levels, Ages 16 & Up Drop in and Draw! Three hours of drawing from a live model for a low-low-price. Come to brush up on your skills or work on that portfolio! The poses will range from 1 minute gestures to long poses; nude and clothed model sessions. Models will vary from 1 week to 3 week increments. Bring your own drawing supplies (i.e. Charcoal, drawing board, paper, etc.) Easels, stools, tables and rolling carts are provided. This is not a class. No instruction will be provided. There will be a monitor present to accept…

CLASS ACT PLAYERS: GOOD DOGS

July 20 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 7:30pm on Sunday, Friday and Saturday, repeating until July 29, 2018

Class Act Players present Good Dogs Written by Morgan Smalley Directed by Maxwell Snyder BUY TICKETS   About the Show "Good Dogs" is a dark comedy that explores the minds of humans and dogs. After Charlotte gives her dog, Lucy, a device that allows her to talk, Lucy begins to learn more about the world through Siri on her owner's iPad. Simultaneously, Chloe and Dexter, a pair of squirrel-hating homeless dogs, cannot find their missing owner. See these worlds overlap as the animals struggle to connect with their humans, each other, and themselves. About the Company The Class Act Players…

Date Night: Chef’s Table

July 21 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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An event every month that begins at 7:00pm on day Third of the month, repeating until February 23, 2019

Anyone can go out for dinner and a movie so why not make your night something special to be remembered! Date Night cooking classes are designed to be fun, relaxing and an escape from the daily grind. They are great way to learn some basic cooking techniques while enjoying your company and making new friends. The menu items will be prepared by participants working together at each of the cooking islands. No one will leave hungry! Every month you will prepare a new dish! Reservations are required. Reservations must be made at least two days prior to event start date.…

Mount Vernon Nights Concert Series: Brass 5 (Light Classical, Jazz)

July 21 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

The Sounds of the Big Bands – some of America's best music from the best artists of the big band era: Miller, Ellington, Dorsey, Basie and more. It's just like you were there.

CLASS ACT PLAYERS: GOOD DOGS

July 21 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 7:30pm on Sunday, Friday and Saturday, repeating until July 29, 2018

Class Act Players present Good Dogs Written by Morgan Smalley Directed by Maxwell Snyder BUY TICKETS   About the Show "Good Dogs" is a dark comedy that explores the minds of humans and dogs. After Charlotte gives her dog, Lucy, a device that allows her to talk, Lucy begins to learn more about the world through Siri on her owner's iPad. Simultaneously, Chloe and Dexter, a pair of squirrel-hating homeless dogs, cannot find their missing owner. See these worlds overlap as the animals struggle to connect with their humans, each other, and themselves. About the Company The Class Act Players…

Ballroom Social Dance

July 21 @ 8:00 pm - 10:30 pm
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An event every month that begins at 8:00pm on day Third of the month, repeating until January 18, 2020

Join us for our monthly Ballroom Social Dance in the McGuire-Woods Gallery (second floor of W-16) featuring dancing, complimentary refreshments and cash bar. The social dance will be led by professional ballroom instructors Bobbie Brennan and/or Cookie Bell beginning at 8:00pm and the music, dance, food and fun continue through 10:30pm. All skill levels welcome! We are occasionally asked about dress code for the dances hosted at the Workhouse. We do not have a specific dress code, but most attendees tend to wear casual cocktail attire. Some of our attendees dress more casually and some dress up a little more.…

Cabaret Series

July 21 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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An event every month that begins at 8:00pm on day Third of the month, repeating until January 18, 2020

TBD

CLASS ACT PLAYERS: GOOD DOGS

July 22 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 7:30pm on Sunday, Friday and Saturday, repeating until July 29, 2018

Class Act Players present Good Dogs Written by Morgan Smalley Directed by Maxwell Snyder BUY TICKETS   About the Show "Good Dogs" is a dark comedy that explores the minds of humans and dogs. After Charlotte gives her dog, Lucy, a device that allows her to talk, Lucy begins to learn more about the world through Siri on her owner's iPad. Simultaneously, Chloe and Dexter, a pair of squirrel-hating homeless dogs, cannot find their missing owner. See these worlds overlap as the animals struggle to connect with their humans, each other, and themselves. About the Company The Class Act Players…

CLASS ACT PLAYERS: GOOD DOGS

July 27 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 7:30pm on Sunday, Friday and Saturday, repeating until July 29, 2018

Class Act Players present Good Dogs Written by Morgan Smalley Directed by Maxwell Snyder BUY TICKETS   About the Show "Good Dogs" is a dark comedy that explores the minds of humans and dogs. After Charlotte gives her dog, Lucy, a device that allows her to talk, Lucy begins to learn more about the world through Siri on her owner's iPad. Simultaneously, Chloe and Dexter, a pair of squirrel-hating homeless dogs, cannot find their missing owner. See these worlds overlap as the animals struggle to connect with their humans, each other, and themselves. About the Company The Class Act Players…

Mount Vernon Nights Concert Series: Mariachi Los Amigos (Mariachi)

July 28 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Mariachi Los Amigos was founded in 1979 and has continued to evolve over the years. Los Amigos truly are what their name depicts: a group of friends who share a passion for the lively, extroverted sound of mariachi music. Mariachi music originated among the ranching and farming people of west Mexico in the 19th century and began to gain recognition in the US during the early 20th century. Traditionally found at weddings, birthdays, saint's day celebrations and rural dances, this upbeat style of music was used to inspire celebration at special occasions in Mexico.

CLASS ACT PLAYERS: GOOD DOGS

July 28 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 7:30pm on Sunday, Friday and Saturday, repeating until July 29, 2018

Class Act Players present Good Dogs Written by Morgan Smalley Directed by Maxwell Snyder BUY TICKETS   About the Show "Good Dogs" is a dark comedy that explores the minds of humans and dogs. After Charlotte gives her dog, Lucy, a device that allows her to talk, Lucy begins to learn more about the world through Siri on her owner's iPad. Simultaneously, Chloe and Dexter, a pair of squirrel-hating homeless dogs, cannot find their missing owner. See these worlds overlap as the animals struggle to connect with their humans, each other, and themselves. About the Company The Class Act Players…

CLASS ACT PLAYERS: GOOD DOGS

July 29 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 7:30pm on Sunday, Friday and Saturday, repeating until July 29, 2018

Class Act Players present Good Dogs Written by Morgan Smalley Directed by Maxwell Snyder BUY TICKETS   About the Show "Good Dogs" is a dark comedy that explores the minds of humans and dogs. After Charlotte gives her dog, Lucy, a device that allows her to talk, Lucy begins to learn more about the world through Siri on her owner's iPad. Simultaneously, Chloe and Dexter, a pair of squirrel-hating homeless dogs, cannot find their missing owner. See these worlds overlap as the animals struggle to connect with their humans, each other, and themselves. About the Company The Class Act Players…

Open Life Drawing

August 2 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 7:00pm on Thursday, repeating until March 14, 2019

Open Life Drawing All Skill Levels, Ages 16 & Up Drop in and Draw! Three hours of drawing from a live model for a low-low-price. Come to brush up on your skills or work on that portfolio! The poses will range from 1 minute gestures to long poses; nude and clothed model sessions. Models will vary from 1 week to 3 week increments. Bring your own drawing supplies (i.e. Charcoal, drawing board, paper, etc.) Easels, stools, tables and rolling carts are provided. This is not a class. No instruction will be provided. There will be a monitor present to accept…

Workhouse Brewfest

August 4 @ 1:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Workhouse Brewfest takes place each August, with more than 30 Virginia craft breweries, artisan distilleries, and Virginia wineries on tap! This unique event features live performances by some of the region’s most popular bands, unique food trucks, access to 12 air-conditioned art galleries and 65 artist studios, and some of the area’s most exciting beer, spirits, and wine. The day provides an unforgettable experience for every kind of beer lover – from the uberknowledgeable beer geek to the casual drinker and those new to the world of craft beer. Fairfax County, Visit Fairfax, Fairfax County Park Authority, and Celebrate Fairfax partner…

Open Life Drawing

August 9 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 7:00pm on Thursday, repeating until March 14, 2019

Open Life Drawing All Skill Levels, Ages 16 & Up Drop in and Draw! Three hours of drawing from a live model for a low-low-price. Come to brush up on your skills or work on that portfolio! The poses will range from 1 minute gestures to long poses; nude and clothed model sessions. Models will vary from 1 week to 3 week increments. Bring your own drawing supplies (i.e. Charcoal, drawing board, paper, etc.) Easels, stools, tables and rolling carts are provided. This is not a class. No instruction will be provided. There will be a monitor present to accept…

Second Saturday Art Walk

August 11 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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An event every month that begins at 6:00pm on day Second of the month, repeating until December 9, 2018

Join us from 6p-9p on the Second Saturday of each month to discover all the Workhouse Arts Center has to offer. Whether it’s your first visit or your hundredth, the Second Saturday Art Walk is the perfect time to meet nearly 100 Resident and Associate Artists, creating art in the studios or exhibiting in our 12 campus galleries. Enjoy thrilling performances of dance, cabaret, comedy, big band, jazz, and theater. Indulge in classes in the art of mixology or cuisines from around the globe. Experience art exhibitions in nine galleries of the region’s finest sculpture, painting, glass, ceramics, and fiber…

Hand-Crafted Mixologist

August 11 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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An event every month that begins at 7:00pm on day Second of the month, repeating until March 9, 2019

All Skill Levels, Ages 21 and up Take your cocktail party to the next level! Learn how to create special, signature drinks sure to wow your guests and friends. This is a great class for groups, friends and couples and features a cocktail theme that changes monthly. (Meets in W-3, 302)   REGISTER NOW  

Mount Vernon Nights Concert Series: Kevin Maines and The Volts (Soul, Blues, Jazz)

August 11 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Raised in North Florida, where gospel and soul music lay as thick as the hot, humid air, Kevin Maines brings a youthful vibrancy to the classic southern R&B/Soul legacy. Kevin’s debut album, American Hustle, received praise for its creative writing, playing, and production, as well as the strong musical maturity rarely seen in debuts. From deep and dirty Duane Allman-esque slide guitar rockers to sweet gospel-inspired falsetto singing, Kevin Maines doesn’t just play in the southern soul traditions, he consumes and then gives them back bursting with his own unique twist. From gritty to ethereal, this music speaks for itself.

Open Life Drawing

August 16 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 7:00pm on Thursday, repeating until March 14, 2019

Open Life Drawing All Skill Levels, Ages 16 & Up Drop in and Draw! Three hours of drawing from a live model for a low-low-price. Come to brush up on your skills or work on that portfolio! The poses will range from 1 minute gestures to long poses; nude and clothed model sessions. Models will vary from 1 week to 3 week increments. Bring your own drawing supplies (i.e. Charcoal, drawing board, paper, etc.) Easels, stools, tables and rolling carts are provided. This is not a class. No instruction will be provided. There will be a monitor present to accept…

Date Night: Chef’s Table

August 18 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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An event every month that begins at 7:00pm on day Third of the month, repeating until February 23, 2019

Anyone can go out for dinner and a movie so why not make your night something special to be remembered! Date Night cooking classes are designed to be fun, relaxing and an escape from the daily grind. They are great way to learn some basic cooking techniques while enjoying your company and making new friends. The menu items will be prepared by participants working together at each of the cooking islands. No one will leave hungry! Every month you will prepare a new dish! Reservations are required. Reservations must be made at least two days prior to event start date.…

Mount Vernon Nights Concert Series: Bill and the Belles (Country, Roots)

August 18 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

With striking three-part harmonies and masterful instrumentation, Bill and the Belles skillfully breathe new life into the sounds of early country music. At the foothills of the Blue Ridge and the forefront of old time music, Bill and the Belles (Johnson City, Tennessee) continue to further the music traditions of their region. From sentimental Southern ballads to the popular songs of Tin Pan Alley to regional fiddle breakdowns, a Bill and the Belles show is a celebration of the diversity country music once represented. Lifelong musicians Kris Truelsen, Grace Van’t Hof, Kalia Yeagle, and Karl Zerfas bring to the stage…

Ballroom Social Dance

August 18 @ 8:00 pm - 10:30 pm
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An event every month that begins at 8:00pm on day Third of the month, repeating until January 18, 2020

Join us for our monthly Ballroom Social Dance in the McGuire-Woods Gallery (second floor of W-16) featuring dancing, complimentary refreshments and cash bar. The social dance will be led by professional ballroom instructors Bobbie Brennan and/or Cookie Bell beginning at 8:00pm and the music, dance, food and fun continue through 10:30pm. All skill levels welcome! We are occasionally asked about dress code for the dances hosted at the Workhouse. We do not have a specific dress code, but most attendees tend to wear casual cocktail attire. Some of our attendees dress more casually and some dress up a little more.…

Cabaret Series

August 18 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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An event every month that begins at 8:00pm on day Third of the month, repeating until January 18, 2020

TBD

Mount Vernon Nights Concert Series: Washington Balalaika Orchestra (Russian)

August 25 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Hear musicians devoted to the study and performance of the music of Russia, Ukraine and Eastern Europe perform on traditional instruments -- the balalaika, domra, bayan, plus folk wind and percussion.

Open Life Drawing

September 6 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 7:00pm on Thursday, repeating until March 14, 2019

Open Life Drawing All Skill Levels, Ages 16 & Up Drop in and Draw! Three hours of drawing from a live model for a low-low-price. Come to brush up on your skills or work on that portfolio! The poses will range from 1 minute gestures to long poses; nude and clothed model sessions. Models will vary from 1 week to 3 week increments. Bring your own drawing supplies (i.e. Charcoal, drawing board, paper, etc.) Easels, stools, tables and rolling carts are provided. This is not a class. No instruction will be provided. There will be a monitor present to accept…

Education Open House

September 8 @ 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Learn about the creative arts offerings at the Workhouse during our Education Open House! This free event is open to the public and will feature demos, hands-on workshops, opportunities to talk one-on-one with our amazing instructors as well as explore our beautiful, historic campus. Young and young-at-heart attendees will enjoy free balloons and cotton candy. Please check back for a final date and updated schedule of free demos and workshops! For questions about the Education Open House, please contact Debra Balestreri, Director of Education, at 703-584-2909.

Second Saturday Art Walk

September 8 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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An event every month that begins at 6:00pm on day Second of the month, repeating until December 9, 2018

Join us from 6p-9p on the Second Saturday of each month to discover all the Workhouse Arts Center has to offer. Whether it’s your first visit or your hundredth, the Second Saturday Art Walk is the perfect time to meet nearly 100 Resident and Associate Artists, creating art in the studios or exhibiting in our 12 campus galleries. Enjoy thrilling performances of dance, cabaret, comedy, big band, jazz, and theater. Indulge in classes in the art of mixology or cuisines from around the globe. Experience art exhibitions in nine galleries of the region’s finest sculpture, painting, glass, ceramics, and fiber…

Hand-Crafted Mixologist

September 8 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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An event every month that begins at 7:00pm on day Second of the month, repeating until March 9, 2019

All Skill Levels, Ages 21 and up Take your cocktail party to the next level! Learn how to create special, signature drinks sure to wow your guests and friends. This is a great class for groups, friends and couples and features a cocktail theme that changes monthly. (Meets in W-3, 302)   REGISTER NOW  

Open Life Drawing

September 13 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 7:00pm on Thursday, repeating until March 14, 2019

Open Life Drawing All Skill Levels, Ages 16 & Up Drop in and Draw! Three hours of drawing from a live model for a low-low-price. Come to brush up on your skills or work on that portfolio! The poses will range from 1 minute gestures to long poses; nude and clothed model sessions. Models will vary from 1 week to 3 week increments. Bring your own drawing supplies (i.e. Charcoal, drawing board, paper, etc.) Easels, stools, tables and rolling carts are provided. This is not a class. No instruction will be provided. There will be a monitor present to accept…

Date Night: Chef’s Table

September 15 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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An event every month that begins at 7:00pm on day Third of the month, repeating until February 23, 2019

Anyone can go out for dinner and a movie so why not make your night something special to be remembered! Date Night cooking classes are designed to be fun, relaxing and an escape from the daily grind. They are great way to learn some basic cooking techniques while enjoying your company and making new friends. The menu items will be prepared by participants working together at each of the cooking islands. No one will leave hungry! Every month you will prepare a new dish! Reservations are required. Reservations must be made at least two days prior to event start date.…

Ballroom Social Dance

September 15 @ 8:00 pm - 10:30 pm
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An event every month that begins at 8:00pm on day Third of the month, repeating until January 18, 2020

Join us for our monthly Ballroom Social Dance in the McGuire-Woods Gallery (second floor of W-16) featuring dancing, complimentary refreshments and cash bar. The social dance will be led by professional ballroom instructors Bobbie Brennan and/or Cookie Bell beginning at 8:00pm and the music, dance, food and fun continue through 10:30pm. All skill levels welcome! We are occasionally asked about dress code for the dances hosted at the Workhouse. We do not have a specific dress code, but most attendees tend to wear casual cocktail attire. Some of our attendees dress more casually and some dress up a little more.…

Cabaret Series

September 15 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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An event every month that begins at 8:00pm on day Third of the month, repeating until January 18, 2020

TBD

Open Life Drawing

September 20 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 7:00pm on Thursday, repeating until March 14, 2019

Open Life Drawing All Skill Levels, Ages 16 & Up Drop in and Draw! Three hours of drawing from a live model for a low-low-price. Come to brush up on your skills or work on that portfolio! The poses will range from 1 minute gestures to long poses; nude and clothed model sessions. Models will vary from 1 week to 3 week increments. Bring your own drawing supplies (i.e. Charcoal, drawing board, paper, etc.) Easels, stools, tables and rolling carts are provided. This is not a class. No instruction will be provided. There will be a monitor present to accept…

Madhaunter’s Madhouse

October 1 - November 3

The Workhouse Arts Center is thrilled to announce the return of the Madhaunter’s Madhouse haunted maze of terror – to the Workhouse (9518 Workhouse Road, Lorton, VA 22079) on select nights in October, 2018. Screams will echo across the Workhouse’s 55-acre historic campus, built on the grounds of the abandoned and notorious DC Department of Corrections Lorton Reformatory. Madhaunter’s was judged in 2016 to be Virginia’s “top haunt” by industry experts at FrightFind.com, scaring the souls out of nearly 10,000 guests during its month-long run. Our frightmasters haven’t been content to rest on their blood-soaked laurels, however. Visitors to the…

Open Life Drawing

October 4 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 7:00pm on Thursday, repeating until March 14, 2019

Open Life Drawing All Skill Levels, Ages 16 & Up Drop in and Draw! Three hours of drawing from a live model for a low-low-price. Come to brush up on your skills or work on that portfolio! The poses will range from 1 minute gestures to long poses; nude and clothed model sessions. Models will vary from 1 week to 3 week increments. Bring your own drawing supplies (i.e. Charcoal, drawing board, paper, etc.) Easels, stools, tables and rolling carts are provided. This is not a class. No instruction will be provided. There will be a monitor present to accept…

Open Life Drawing

October 11 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 7:00pm on Thursday, repeating until March 14, 2019

Open Life Drawing All Skill Levels, Ages 16 & Up Drop in and Draw! Three hours of drawing from a live model for a low-low-price. Come to brush up on your skills or work on that portfolio! The poses will range from 1 minute gestures to long poses; nude and clothed model sessions. Models will vary from 1 week to 3 week increments. Bring your own drawing supplies (i.e. Charcoal, drawing board, paper, etc.) Easels, stools, tables and rolling carts are provided. This is not a class. No instruction will be provided. There will be a monitor present to accept…

Second Saturday Art Walk

October 13 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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An event every month that begins at 6:00pm on day Second of the month, repeating until December 9, 2018

Join us from 6p-9p on the Second Saturday of each month to discover all the Workhouse Arts Center has to offer. Whether it’s your first visit or your hundredth, the Second Saturday Art Walk is the perfect time to meet nearly 100 Resident and Associate Artists, creating art in the studios or exhibiting in our 12 campus galleries. Enjoy thrilling performances of dance, cabaret, comedy, big band, jazz, and theater. Indulge in classes in the art of mixology or cuisines from around the globe. Experience art exhibitions in nine galleries of the region’s finest sculpture, painting, glass, ceramics, and fiber…

Hand-Crafted Mixologist

October 13 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every month that begins at 7:00pm on day Second of the month, repeating until March 9, 2019

All Skill Levels, Ages 21 and up Take your cocktail party to the next level! Learn how to create special, signature drinks sure to wow your guests and friends. This is a great class for groups, friends and couples and features a cocktail theme that changes monthly. (Meets in W-3, 302)   REGISTER NOW  

Open Life Drawing

October 18 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 7:00pm on Thursday, repeating until March 14, 2019

Open Life Drawing All Skill Levels, Ages 16 & Up Drop in and Draw! Three hours of drawing from a live model for a low-low-price. Come to brush up on your skills or work on that portfolio! The poses will range from 1 minute gestures to long poses; nude and clothed model sessions. Models will vary from 1 week to 3 week increments. Bring your own drawing supplies (i.e. Charcoal, drawing board, paper, etc.) Easels, stools, tables and rolling carts are provided. This is not a class. No instruction will be provided. There will be a monitor present to accept…

Date Night: Chef’s Table

October 20 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every month that begins at 7:00pm on day Third of the month, repeating until February 23, 2019

Anyone can go out for dinner and a movie so why not make your night something special to be remembered! Date Night cooking classes are designed to be fun, relaxing and an escape from the daily grind. They are great way to learn some basic cooking techniques while enjoying your company and making new friends. The menu items will be prepared by participants working together at each of the cooking islands. No one will leave hungry! Every month you will prepare a new dish! Reservations are required. Reservations must be made at least two days prior to event start date.…

Ballroom Social Dance

October 20 @ 8:00 pm - 10:30 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every month that begins at 8:00pm on day Third of the month, repeating until January 18, 2020

Join us for our monthly Ballroom Social Dance in the McGuire-Woods Gallery (second floor of W-16) featuring dancing, complimentary refreshments and cash bar. The social dance will be led by professional ballroom instructors Bobbie Brennan and/or Cookie Bell beginning at 8:00pm and the music, dance, food and fun continue through 10:30pm. All skill levels welcome! We are occasionally asked about dress code for the dances hosted at the Workhouse. We do not have a specific dress code, but most attendees tend to wear casual cocktail attire. Some of our attendees dress more casually and some dress up a little more.…

Cabaret Series

October 20 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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An event every month that begins at 8:00pm on day Third of the month, repeating until January 18, 2020

TBD

Open Life Drawing

November 1 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 7:00pm on Thursday, repeating until March 14, 2019

Open Life Drawing All Skill Levels, Ages 16 & Up Drop in and Draw! Three hours of drawing from a live model for a low-low-price. Come to brush up on your skills or work on that portfolio! The poses will range from 1 minute gestures to long poses; nude and clothed model sessions. Models will vary from 1 week to 3 week increments. Bring your own drawing supplies (i.e. Charcoal, drawing board, paper, etc.) Easels, stools, tables and rolling carts are provided. This is not a class. No instruction will be provided. There will be a monitor present to accept…

Open Life Drawing

November 8 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 7:00pm on Thursday, repeating until March 14, 2019

Open Life Drawing All Skill Levels, Ages 16 & Up Drop in and Draw! Three hours of drawing from a live model for a low-low-price. Come to brush up on your skills or work on that portfolio! The poses will range from 1 minute gestures to long poses; nude and clothed model sessions. Models will vary from 1 week to 3 week increments. Bring your own drawing supplies (i.e. Charcoal, drawing board, paper, etc.) Easels, stools, tables and rolling carts are provided. This is not a class. No instruction will be provided. There will be a monitor present to accept…

Second Saturday Art Walk

November 10 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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An event every month that begins at 6:00pm on day Second of the month, repeating until December 9, 2018

Join us from 6p-9p on the Second Saturday of each month to discover all the Workhouse Arts Center has to offer. Whether it’s your first visit or your hundredth, the Second Saturday Art Walk is the perfect time to meet nearly 100 Resident and Associate Artists, creating art in the studios or exhibiting in our 12 campus galleries. Enjoy thrilling performances of dance, cabaret, comedy, big band, jazz, and theater. Indulge in classes in the art of mixology or cuisines from around the globe. Experience art exhibitions in nine galleries of the region’s finest sculpture, painting, glass, ceramics, and fiber…

Hand-Crafted Mixologist

November 10 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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An event every month that begins at 7:00pm on day Second of the month, repeating until March 9, 2019

All Skill Levels, Ages 21 and up Take your cocktail party to the next level! Learn how to create special, signature drinks sure to wow your guests and friends. This is a great class for groups, friends and couples and features a cocktail theme that changes monthly. (Meets in W-3, 302)   REGISTER NOW  

Open Life Drawing

November 15 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 7:00pm on Thursday, repeating until March 14, 2019

Open Life Drawing All Skill Levels, Ages 16 & Up Drop in and Draw! Three hours of drawing from a live model for a low-low-price. Come to brush up on your skills or work on that portfolio! The poses will range from 1 minute gestures to long poses; nude and clothed model sessions. Models will vary from 1 week to 3 week increments. Bring your own drawing supplies (i.e. Charcoal, drawing board, paper, etc.) Easels, stools, tables and rolling carts are provided. This is not a class. No instruction will be provided. There will be a monitor present to accept…

Date Night: Chef’s Table

November 17 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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An event every month that begins at 7:00pm on day Third of the month, repeating until February 23, 2019

Anyone can go out for dinner and a movie so why not make your night something special to be remembered! Date Night cooking classes are designed to be fun, relaxing and an escape from the daily grind. They are great way to learn some basic cooking techniques while enjoying your company and making new friends. The menu items will be prepared by participants working together at each of the cooking islands. No one will leave hungry! Every month you will prepare a new dish! Reservations are required. Reservations must be made at least two days prior to event start date.…

Workhouse Gala 2018

November 17 @ 7:00 pm - 11:00 pm

Ballroom Social Dance

November 17 @ 8:00 pm - 10:30 pm
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An event every month that begins at 8:00pm on day Third of the month, repeating until January 18, 2020

Join us for our monthly Ballroom Social Dance in the McGuire-Woods Gallery (second floor of W-16) featuring dancing, complimentary refreshments and cash bar. The social dance will be led by professional ballroom instructors Bobbie Brennan and/or Cookie Bell beginning at 8:00pm and the music, dance, food and fun continue through 10:30pm. All skill levels welcome! We are occasionally asked about dress code for the dances hosted at the Workhouse. We do not have a specific dress code, but most attendees tend to wear casual cocktail attire. Some of our attendees dress more casually and some dress up a little more.…

Cabaret Series

November 17 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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An event every month that begins at 8:00pm on day Third of the month, repeating until January 18, 2020

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Open Life Drawing

December 6 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 7:00pm on Thursday, repeating until March 14, 2019

Open Life Drawing All Skill Levels, Ages 16 & Up Drop in and Draw! Three hours of drawing from a live model for a low-low-price. Come to brush up on your skills or work on that portfolio! The poses will range from 1 minute gestures to long poses; nude and clothed model sessions. Models will vary from 1 week to 3 week increments. Bring your own drawing supplies (i.e. Charcoal, drawing board, paper, etc.) Easels, stools, tables and rolling carts are provided. This is not a class. No instruction will be provided. There will be a monitor present to accept…

Second Saturday Art Walk

December 8 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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An event every month that begins at 6:00pm on day Second of the month, repeating until December 9, 2018

Join us from 6p-9p on the Second Saturday of each month to discover all the Workhouse Arts Center has to offer. Whether it’s your first visit or your hundredth, the Second Saturday Art Walk is the perfect time to meet nearly 100 Resident and Associate Artists, creating art in the studios or exhibiting in our 12 campus galleries. Enjoy thrilling performances of dance, cabaret, comedy, big band, jazz, and theater. Indulge in classes in the art of mixology or cuisines from around the globe. Experience art exhibitions in nine galleries of the region’s finest sculpture, painting, glass, ceramics, and fiber…

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