Saturday, September 10, 11AM-7:30PM and Sunday, September 11, 11AM-5PM



More than 150 of the nation’s best artists, 2 days only, all original fine art at the Workhouse Arts Center in the heart of Northern Virginia – 20 minutes south of Washington D.C.

The festival is juried to include only the best fine art (no commercial or mass produced objects), including; Painting, Ceramics, Glass, Fiber/clothing, Mixed media, Wood, Precious metal/jewelry, Printmaking, Photography, Furniture, Sculpture

Juried by Catriona Fraser, Director of the Bethesda Fine Arts Festival, Director of the Fraser Gallery, Chair of the Trawick Prize and former President of the Art Dealers Association of Greater Washington as well as Brett John Johnson, Workhouse Director of Visual Arts and former exhibits specialist at the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Washington DC, Gallery Director at VisArts at Rockville, Maryland and Studio Program Manager at the Delaware Museum of Art.

Opening Night Celebration
Join us on Saturday for a fun-filled cocktail party with the Festival artists as we celebrate the first day of the Festival. Register Now.

Education Open House
Saturday, from 12 – 3pm, learn about the education program at the Workhouse, explore demos and try hands on art making.

Lots to Enjoy

  • Outdoor and indoor exhibits by top artists.
  • Free parking and admission.
  • Great food venders and specialty food tucks.
  • Live music throughout the day.

Live Music Performances
Saturday, September 10th

Britton James

Buddy Cosmo

Paul Santori’s Random Opponent

Heather Renee

Sunday, September 11th
James Stevens

Tony Bernardo

Lauren Sumner

Sponsorship Opportunities
The Workhouse is a nonprofit organization that serves more than 100,000 individuals each year through arts, education, and history programs. We rely on sponsors to support our year-round programs, as well as special events like the Fall Arts Festival. Fine Arts Festival Sponsorship Information.

The Workhouse relies on volunteers for large community arts events. Please email if you are able to help over the Festival weekend.

Plan Your Visit
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Thank you to our 2016 Sponsors!