Hundreds of individuals make charitable donations to the Workhouse Arts Foundation each year, making its arts, education, and history programs possible.

Members enjoy a variety of benefits while ensuring the Workhouse remains a vital part of our community. Membership levels range between $50 and $2,000.

FRIEND – $50

  • Opportunity to purchase discounted tickets to select Workhouse performances, lectures and special events.
  • Staff guided tour of the Workhouse Arts Center and Prison Museum at quarterly “Open Door Reception” events.
  • Membership card, which entitles you to discounts with local business partners.
  • Invitations to all Workhouse exhibition and performance opening events.

SUPPORTER – $200

Above benefits, and:

  • Invitations to exclusive Friends
  • VIP access to select performances at the W-3 Theatre.
  • Invitation to attend complimentary Friends art parties.

SUSTAINER – $500

Above benefits, and:

Opportunity to purchase discounted tickets to select Workhouse performances, lectures and special events.

  • Complimentary invitations for two to quarterly Art Uncorked events (private reception events with artists and curators).
  • Reserved seating for 10 guests at a Friends
  • 10% discount on artwork purchased during Friends weeks at the Workhouse.

PATRON – $1,000

All of the above benefits, and:

  • Exhibit preview party with the Director of Visual Arts.
  • Recognition on Workhouse Arts Center website and Donor recognition banner in Gallery.
  • 12% discount on artwork purchased during Friends weeks at the Workhouse.

BENEFACTOR – $2,000

All of the above benefits, and:

  • Private art lesson with a Workhouse Studio Artist.
  • Two reservations to attend the Workhouse Arts Center Gala
  • 15% discount on artwork purchased during Friends weeks at the Workhouse.

We Have New Benefits for our 2016/2017 Season!

Join us in the member lounge in Building 9A on Second Saturdays. Enjoy a drink and light refreshments before you explore the galleries, or enjoy a performance.

Supporter level members and above will receive invitations to the following events:

  • Abstract Art Class with Martin Cervantez, September 17, 7-9pm
  • Directors Collection Private Tour with the Artists, October 21, 5-6pm
  • Museum Lecture with Laura McKie, March 12, 5-6pm
  • Friends Cabaret performance, April 17, 1pm

Our popular Art Uncorked series continues for members at the Sustainer level and above. Go behind the scenes with the artists, curators, and Directos of the Workhouse at these intimate member cocktail parties:

  • Clay International, September 22, 6-8pm
  • Glass National, November 10, 6-8pm
  • Women Now, February 9, 6-8pm
  • Virginia Museum of Fine Art Fellows, May 14, 11:00am-1pm

Members receive email notifications as new events are added.