The Workhouse is bringing businesses to the community!
We’ve partnered with the South Fairfax Chamber of Commerce to help rebuild the local business community by offering our unique venue to market and sell their goods and services. Check out this great article about the Community Market from the Connection Newspaper.
We also wanted to create a space for people to gather safely, enjoy a great atmosphere and support local business and the arts! So come out Saturday mornings, hike the nearby trails, check out the market, grab some food and enjoy our campus! The Lucy Burns Museum is open 12-5 pm and some of our artist galleries will be open as well.
The Community Market is Saturdays from 11am – 4pm.
Join us on Saturday, October 31st from 11 a.m. – 4 p.m. for a special Halloween Community Market!
The newly opened Lucy Burns Museum and cell block tours, open Saturdays from 12 – 5 and our esteemed Workhouse resident artists!
For more information or questions regarding “Trunk’or’Treating,” the Pumpkin Decorating Contest, or for information on becoming a vendor: ErinWright@WorkhouseArts.org
Send your application to enter to ErinWright@WorkhouseArts.org. Please include the following information:
Entry Drop off:
All entries must be dropped off at the Workhouse Arts Center gift shop on Friday, October 30th, 2020 during our regular business hours of 12 p.m. – 5 p.m. If you are unable to drop off at this time, email ErinWright@WorkhouseArts.org to schedule a drop off time. Pumpkins must be submitted fully decorated and ready for voting Saturday morning.
Voting will take place at the Workhouse Community Market on Saturday, October 31st from 11 a.m. – 2 p.m. Votes will be counted at the Market and winners will be announced at 3:00 p.m. Contestants must arrive by 2:30 p.m. for the announcement. Prizes will be awarded to first, second and third place winners. All entrants will receive a free gift from the Workhouse Arts Center.
We are currently looking for service vendors as well as retailers that offer products like pet needs, clothing, handmade items and more. This is also ideal for food producers like local farmers, bakeries and restaurants. Having a booth at the Workhouse Community Market tells your customers your are back in business! Watch this LocalDVM News broadcast about the Community Market.
Below are our preparedness plan for social distancing and safety, vendor opportunities, volunteer opportunities and FAQs.
Let your customers know you are back in business! Attract new customers! Become a vendor for our Community Market.
The Community Market is ideal for service providers, retail and food businesses, handmade goods and more.
Check out all the great vendors that have participated in the Community Market!
Note: Some vendors may not be present every Saturday. Please check our Facebook page on the Thursday before to see a list of vendors who be on site that coming week.
Workhouse Building 10 Artists
Workhouse Building 7 Artists
Stitched by Angy
Workhouse Building 8 Artists
Angela Ewing Textiles
Jen & Pat Designs Faux Florals
Building 5 Workhouse Artists
Gems – Susan Pettus
What’s Your Word?/Lashes with Leisa
Family Tree Gifts
Ada’s Kitchen on Wheels
Not Just Jars
Q: What is the schedule of the Community Market?
Saturdays from 11:00 am – 4:00 pm
Q: I’m interested in being a vendor. What do I need to do?
That’s great! Contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Q: What kind of vendors are you looking for?
Service providers, fresh food, handmade items, retail products, flowers and more!
Q: Are there are other things happening on the Workhouse campus?
Yes! Our campus is open and you can visit the Lucy Burns Museum which is open Saturdays 12:00-5:00 pm. Some of our artist building galleries will be open as well. And of course you can explore the campus grounds and enjoy a picnic.
Q: What if it rains?
The Community Market is a rain or shine event.
Q: How are you handling safety related to COVID-19?
We have created policies for our campus visitors in accordance with Virginia Forward Phase II. Read the guidelines and policies here.
Q: Do you need volunteers?