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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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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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July 2017

Warrior Way Exhibit: Path to Redemption by Vainuupo Avegalio

Artist Reception during July's Second Saturday: July 8, 2017, 6p-9p. The Workhouse is excited to announce the next show in our Warrior Way Gallery featuring works by veteran artist Vainuupo Avegalio. The Military life has been both a blessing and a curse. It has taken me to places I could have only dreamed of growing up on the Samoan islands. I have seen the horrors, destruction, merciless acts of inhumanity, gallantry, heroism and have sent and welcomed many good friends home.…

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URBEX: DC Urban Explorers

July 19 - August 5
W-16, Vulcan Gallery, 9518 Workhouse Way
Lorton, VA, 22079
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CLOSING RECEPTION: August 5, 7p-9p This exhibit features photographic works made by members of the DC Urban Explorers (DCUE) group. DCUE is an organization that connects local explorers - historians, photographers, and many others - with unique places to discover throughout the mid-Atlantic region, especially in Washington, DC, Virginia, Maryland, and Pennsylvania. Much of their body of work focuses on urban (and even suburban and rural) decay, abandoned buildings, and the existential conflict between civilization and nature. This show highlights…

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August 2017

Second Saturday Art Walk

August 12 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Full Campus, 9518 Workhouse Way
Lorton, VA, 22079
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Join us from 6p-9p on the Second Saturday of each month to discover all the Workhouse Arts Center has to offer. Whether it’s your first visit or your hundredth, the Second Saturday Art Walk is the perfect time to meet nearly 85 Resident and Associate Artists, creating art in the studios or exhibiting in our galleries. Experience thrilling performances of dance, cabaret, comedy, big band, jazz, and theater. Indulge in classes in the art of mixology or cuisines from around…

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