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Founding Artist Exhibition & Reception

August 29, 2018 - February 3, 2019

Exhibition on view August 29 - February 3, 2019 Reception September 15, 2018, 6p-8p Workhouse Arts Center is pleased to present a group exhibition highlighting Studio and Arches artists that have been a part of the organization for its 10-year span. In honor of their dedication and support, the exhibition will survey their works in various mediums including painting, sculpture, fiber, glass, precious metals, and mixed media. Featured artists include Kate Baker, David Barnes, Gwendolyn Bragg, Karen Kozojet Ching, Julie Dzikiewicz, Bill Firestone, Lynn Goldstein, Nancy Hannans, Marilyn Harrington, Joan Hutten, Marni Maree, Traci Oberle, Denise Shamoun Phalan, Patricia McMahon…

11th Annual FCPS Artist Teacher Exhibition

September 26 - October 21

11th Annual FCPS Artist Teacher Exhibition McGuireWoods Gallery On View September 26 – October 21, 2018 In collaboration with the Workhouse Arts Center, the FCPS Fine Arts Office presents the 11th Annual Artist Teacher Exhibition, an art exhibition recognizing the creative endeavors of FCPS artist-teachers. FCPS art and music teachers are invited to submit original works for consideration.

Madhaunter’s Madhouse

October 5 - October 31

The Workhouse Arts Center is thrilled to announce the return of Madhaunter’s Madhouse haunted maze of terror and Ghost Bar Cinema to the Workhouse (9518 Workhouse Way, Lorton, VA 22079) for a third year of scares on select nights from October 5 through October 31, 2018.       We're excited to announce that Mix107.3, home of the Jack Diamond Morning Show, will be on site at Madhaunter’s Madhouse on October 28th! Visit them on the Workhouse baseball field to take a spooky pic at their photobooth that you can post on your Instagram or Facebook page!   Chosen as 2018’s…

Lorton Community Blood Drive

October 19 @ 3:00 pm - 7:00 pm

SIGN UP TO DONATE BLOOD   To celebrate the return of our Madhaunter's Madhouse haunted trail, we're partnering with our friends at Inova Health System and their fabulous Inova Healthplex - Lorton to support the first-annual Lorton Community Blood Drive! There will be free Halloween-themed shirts and even ***half-priced tickets*** to our Madhaunter's Madhouse Haunted Trail for anyone who donates! Don't miss this great way to support our growing Lorton community AND snag a discount to Virginia's fan-voted "#1 Must-See Haunt" of 2018! Sign up online today!

Veterans Day Open House!

November 10 @ 12:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Join us on Saturday, November 10th for our Veterans Day Open House. The Open House is designed to help raise awareness in the community about the Workhouse Military in the Arts Initiative (WMAI) which through grant-funding, donations and fundraising helps heal Veterans and their families through Arts workshops and Art Therapy. Here at WMAI, we have a creative, holistic approach to providing community assistance to our Nation’s armed forces military family members. Our unique method features therapeutic arts practices as well as arts courses to enhance the quality of life and to promote rehabilitation, coping skills and family functioning and…

VMFA on the Road

November 10 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

VMFA on the Road Parked in front of the main entrance to Building 16 Saturday, November 10, 2018 6pm – 8pm DOWNLOAD PRESS RELEASE   Workhouse Arts Center is pleased to welcome the VMFA on the Road vehicle on Saturday, November 10th from 6pm – 8pm! In 1953, Virginia Museum of Fine Arts was among the first museums in the world to create what was then called the Artmobile. During its lifetime, the Artmobile program circulated 60 exhibitions and served over 2.5 million people. As the originator of this concept, VMFA will offer its own, re-authorized version of the exhibition,…

Workhouse Gala 2018

November 17 @ 6:00 pm - 11:00 pm

Board the luxurious Orient Express at the 2018 Workhouse Gala. Intrigue, suspense, humor, and good times await. Please join us for an extraordinary evening of art, music, dining, dancing and more. Thank you for supporting the art, education and history programs of the Workhouse Arts Center.   We're in search of volunteers to help make this night a success. If you are interested in helping - jobs range from coat check and registration to auction support and more - please click here to visit our volunteer signup page. Thank you!   Purchase Sponsorships and Tickets   6:00 p.m. Cocktails and hors…

2nd Annual Instrument Petting Zoo

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

The Workhouse Arts Center is hosting its 2nd Annual Instrument Petting Zoo in Building W-4 from 12pm - 3pm! This free family event is a chance for everyone to try the musical instruments they have been dreaming of! Professional musicians and instructors will be available to help guide you through making your first sounds. There will also be performances and demonstrations throughout the 3 hours and an instrument donation drive to benefit local youth music programs. We hope to see you there!

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