Workhouse Arts Center Community Market

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.

Halloween at the Workhouse Community Market

Join us on Saturday, October 31st from 11 a.m. – 4 p.m. for a special Halloween Community Market!

  • Dozens of local business owners
  • COVID compliant “Tent’or’Treating”
  • Costumes and Candy
  • Pumpkin Decorating Contest
  • Food Trucks


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:

Pumpkin Decorating Contest


  • Contestants must be 12 years or younger
  • Must have permission from a guardian to enter
  • Pumpkins must be decorated at home
  • Paint, stickers, embellishments, glitter, etc. permitted
  • No carved pumpkins
  • Application for entry must be submitted by Wednesday, October 28th, 2020
  • Entries must be dropped off Friday, October 30th, 2020 from 12 p.m. – 5 p.m.
  • Contestants must be present to win

To Apply:

Send your application to enter to Please include the following information:

  • Name
  • Child’s name and age
  • Contact email
  • Contact phone

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 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.

Interested vendors should contact elenaromanova@workhousearts.orgDownload the flyer here.

Below are our preparedness plan for social distancing and safety, vendor opportunities, volunteer opportunities and FAQs.


Click here to read our Campus Visitor and Event Policy.

All Workhouse staff and volunteers will be wearing masks during the event.


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.

Download the flyer here or contact

Read the Community Market Rules.


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 7 Artists

Stitched by Angy

Workhouse Building 8 Artists

Angela Ewing Textiles

Michaella Made

GemFusion/Studio Sassafrass

What’s Your Word?/Lashes with Leisa

Family Tree Gifts

Ada’s Kitchen on Wheels

Not Just Jars

Pier Designs


Volunteers are our stars! We are in need of volunteers for the Community Market in a number of capacities.

Sign-up here.


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

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? 

Yes! Download the flyer about becoming a volunteer or you can sign up to be a volunteer here.

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