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April 2018

Summer Camp Open House 2018

April 28 @ 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Building W-3, 9518 Workhouse Way
Lorton, VA 22079 United States
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Free

Come one! Come all! To the 2018 Summer Camp Open House on Saturday, April 28th from 12pm -3pm! The Summer Camp Open House is a one-stop-shop where parents and potential campers can meet camp instructors, meet camp counselors, talk to our Camp Director, register for a summer camp and even try your hand at mini-camp arts lessons and activities! Located in building W-3, "Camp Central" as we call it, the Summer Camp Open House provides parents with all the information they need concerning our various camp programs. Come with questions, and we'll have the answers! If you find a camp…

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May 2018

Museum + History Lecture Series: Investigating the Attempted Assassination of President Reagan

May 9 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Building W-3 (Theatre), Workhouse Arts Center 9518 Workhouse Way
Lorton, VA 22079 United States
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"Lessons in Cooperation: The Investigation of the Attempted Assassination of President Reagan." Thomas Baker, a retired FBI Special Agent, will share his experiences as one of the first agents on the scene of President Reagan's shooting. He directed the FBI's initial response to that crisis. Museum + History Lecture Series events are free but donations are welcome!

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Adult Group Cello Class Recital

May 12 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Building W-16 (Muse), Workhouse Arts Center 9518 Workhouse Way
Lorton, VA 22079 United States
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Free

The 2nd Adult Group Cello Recital will take place in the Vulcan Muse Gallery in Building W-16. The adult class will perform arrangements of Suzuki pieces that they have worked on throughout their Winter and Spring class here at the Workhouse Arts Center. This event is free and open to the public. We hope you will join us in supporting all their hard work!

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June 2018

Ice Cream Social

June 2 @ 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
The Quad, Workhouse Arts Center 9518 Workhouse Way
Lorton, VA 22079 United States
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Workhouse Fireworks 2018

June 30 @ 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Entire Campus, Workhouse Arts Center 9518 Workhouse Way
Lorton, VA 22079 United States
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Celebrate Independence Day with your family at the Workhouse Arts Center in Lorton, VA. Enjoy art exhibits, food trucks, local craft beer and wine, live music, and a spectacular fireworks show! Live music begins at 7pm and fireworks start at dusk, typically 9pm. Admission is free and you’re welcome to bring blankets and lawn chairs.   SIGN UP TO VOLUNTEER AT FIREWORKS

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August 2018

Workhouse Brewfest

August 4 @ 1:00 pm - 8:00 pm
The Quad, Workhouse Arts Center 9518 Workhouse Way
Lorton, VA 22079 United States
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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…

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September 2018

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.

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October 2018

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…

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