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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

June 20, 2014 to July 27, 2014

Public Opening Reception & Performance: Friday, June 20 at 7pm
Creative outlet, therapy, self-re-discovery, personal declaration - visitors will discover how veterans see themselves in an ever changing role of soldier and citizen in self-portraits by Veterans and Service Members from all military branches.

July 1, 2014 to July 31, 2014

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

July 12, 2014 to September 7, 2014

Public Opening Reception: July 12, 6-9pm
Three artists from Virginia and Maryland use glass as a means to dig into the conceptual nature of discovery, time, fiction and experiment. All expert glass workers, these artists dive into theoretical ideas and challenge the viewer’s notion of craftsmanship, media, narrative and beauty. 

August 1, 2014 to August 31, 2014

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

August 2, 2014 to September 7, 2014

This exhibition represents the depth and breadth of contemporary functional and sculptural ceramic artworks being created throughout the country.

July 12, 2014 through August 9, 2014 through September 13, 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.

September 6, 2014

Jamie B. Gregory, Underwriter, Fine Art and Museums Markel Insurance Company

September 12, 2014 to October 19, 2014

Public Opening Reception: October 9, 6-8pm
An exhibition featuring the works of 35 leading ceramic artists from the ten nations: Indonesia, Malaysia, the Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, Laos, Brunei, Vietnam, Cambodia and Myanmar. 

September 13, 2014 to October 25, 2014

Public Opening Reception: September 13, 7-9pm
The Potomac Valley Watercolorists (PVW) celebrates 40 years as a juried group of Watercolorists in the Greater Metropolitan DC region with an exhibit of 100 paintings from its members. 

October 10, 2014 through October 11, 2014 through October 12, 2014

The Workhouse Arts Center, located in Lorton, VA has the privilege and honor to host "Earth and Fire" the 3rd Southeast Asian Ceramics Symposium (formerly Festival) in October 2014.