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An innovative collaboration of visual and performing arts and education in the unique historic setting of the former DC prison.

Exhibitions and Events

April 1, 2014 to April 30, 2014

The Workhouse Arts Center is proud to present our Featured Artists and Studio Exhibitions for the month of March. An opening reception for all studio shows and featured artists listed below will be held campus-wide during our 2nd Saturday Art Walk, April 12, from 6-9 pm.

April 2, 2014 to April 27, 2014

Steve and Lynnette work simultaneously demonstrating and explaining their throwing, altering, assembling, carving, and embellishing techniques while discussing aesthetics and design issues. 

April 19, 2014 to May 3, 2014

Public Opening Reception: Saturday, May 3, 2-4pm.
An exhibition of Virginia high school art submitted for the Annual Congressional Art Competition from the 11th Congressional District. 

April 26, 2014

The Workhouse Associate Artists in Building W-9 will be hosting the 2nd Annual Plein Air Event during Springfest 2014. The event is open to all plein air artists over the age of 18. Artwork created during the event will also be judged with a cash prize awarded. The event is also a fundraiser for the Workhouse Associate Artists. Viewing of the artists painting is welcomed and encouraged. 

May 8, 2014

Winter/Spring 2014 VMFA Lecture Series at the Workhouse 
Jeffrey Allison
Paul Mellon Collection Educator and Statewide Programs Coordinator, VMFA

May 10, 2014 to June 22, 2014

Public Opening Reception:  May 10, 6-9pm   

April 12, 2014 through May 10, 2014 through June 14, 2014

The 2nd Saturday Art Walk at the Workhouse showcases the diverse work of more than 100 visual artists in a unique historic venue, creating an atmosphere that encourages visitors to immerse themselves in the richness of this creative community.