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June 2016

Prison (Re)Form

June 11, 2016 - December 31, 2017
Workhouse Quad & Campus Grounds, 9518 Workhouse Way
Lorton, VA, 22079
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Today the President calls for criminal reform due to the commercialization of prisons and high levels of incarcerated men in the United States. At the same time, women in the United States continue to fight for equality. Opened in 1910, the Workhouse has always been synonymous with prison reform and the fight for gender equality. In the early part of the 20th century, the Workhouse buildings were made from bricks forged on site by the prisoners, and laid by hand…

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April 2017

First Look: VMFA 2017 Fellows at The Workhouse

April 15 - July 2
W-16, Vulcan Gallery, 9518 Workhouse Way
Lorton, VA, 22079
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A selection of the 2017-18 Virginia Museum of Fine Arts professional fellowship winners in one innovative exhibit. A reception for this exhibit will be held on May 13, 2017. from 6p-9p during the Workhouse's monthly Second Saturday Art Walk.

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May 2017

Wet Paint

May 19 - August 6
W-16 McGuireWoods Gallery, 9518 Workhouse Way
Lorton, VA, 22079
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Hundreds of art schools educate thousands of young painters each year in hopes that they may join a top heavy, slow growing, extremely competitive industry – the art world. Yet, young artists are hungry, talented, fearless and ready to create. The exhibit will feature painters, in school or fresh out, giving viewers a glimpse of what the newest art generation is exploring. Exhibit opens: May 19, 2017 Reception: June 10, 2017. 6-9pm Exhibit closes: August 6, 2017 Cover image "Angel…

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June 2017
$10 - $15

Open Life Drawing

June 29 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Weekly on the same day
W-6, 9518 Workhouse Way
Lorton, VA, 22079
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Drop in and Draw! Three hours of drawing from a live model for a low-low-price. Come to brush up on your skills or work on that portfolio! The poses will range from 1 minute gestures to long poses; nude and clothed model sessions. Models will vary from 1 week to 3 week increments. Bring your own drawing supplies (i.e. Charcoal, drawing board, paper, etc.) Easels, stools, tables and rolling carts are provided. This is not a class. No instruction will…

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July 2017

Fireworks at the Workhouse

July 1 @ 5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Full Campus, 9518 Workhouse Way
Lorton, VA, 22079
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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 just after 9pm. General admission is free and you’re welcome to bring blankets and lawn chairs; parking is available for $20/vehicle. (If the Workhouse lot is full, head to the Vulcan Materials site across from Occoquan Park just…

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Workhouse Fireworks VIP Experience

July 1 @ 5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
W-16 McGuireWoods Gallery, 9518 Workhouse Way
Lorton, VA, 22079
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Workhouse Fireworks VIP Experience PURCHASE VIP TICKETS Sponsored by Springfield Outback Steakhouse Enjoy the Workhouse Arts Center's annual fireworks display with a unique VIP Experience!  Only VIP ticket holders will receive access to the Springfield Outback Steakhouse Lounge in the McGuireWoods Gallery. VIPs will receive complimentary reserved preferred parking, a private indoor concert from musician Heather Renee and reserved premium seating for the fireworks display. Your VIP ticket also includes buffet-style offerings sponsored and provided by…

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$10 - $15

Open Life Drawing

July 6 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Weekly on the same day
W-6, 9518 Workhouse Way
Lorton, VA, 22079
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Drop in and Draw! Three hours of drawing from a live model for a low-low-price. Come to brush up on your skills or work on that portfolio! The poses will range from 1 minute gestures to long poses; nude and clothed model sessions. Models will vary from 1 week to 3 week increments. Bring your own drawing supplies (i.e. Charcoal, drawing board, paper, etc.) Easels, stools, tables and rolling carts are provided. This is not a class. No instruction will…

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Mount Vernon Nights: North of Mason-Dixon-NOMaD

July 8 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Workhouse Quad & Campus Grounds, 9518 Workhouse Way
Lorton, VA, 22079
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North Of Mason Dixon, aka NOMaD, broke on to the country scene in 2005 after placing as runner up in the highly publicized, Colgate Country Showdown; Since then, this high energy act brings there rock roots to the stage all over the country. NOMaD is an innovative band combining infectious lyrics and melodies with the energy, passion, and ambition that promise to carry them far beyond the Mason-Dixon line and solidify them a spot in the music industry of the…

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$10 - $15

Open Life Drawing

July 13 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Weekly on the same day
W-6, 9518 Workhouse Way
Lorton, VA, 22079
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Drop in and Draw! Three hours of drawing from a live model for a low-low-price. Come to brush up on your skills or work on that portfolio! The poses will range from 1 minute gestures to long poses; nude and clothed model sessions. Models will vary from 1 week to 3 week increments. Bring your own drawing supplies (i.e. Charcoal, drawing board, paper, etc.) Easels, stools, tables and rolling carts are provided. This is not a class. No instruction will…

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The Complete History of Fairfax: The Musical

July 13 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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Daily until July 15, 2017
W-3 Theatre, 9518 Workhouse Way
Lorton, VA, 22079
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The Workhouse Arts Center is pleased to present "The Complete History of Fairfax: The Musical," written and directed by Alex Bulova, and starring Alex Poirier, Jesse Pollack, Christopher McDonnell, and Hillary Leersnyder. Produced by The Class Act Players Theatre Company, the show celebrates Fairfax County's 275th anniversary with the Class Act Player's production of "The Complete History of Fairfax: The Musical!" Discover the hidden history of Fairfax as four intrepid actors cover centuries worth of history over the course of 60 fun-filled…

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