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Open Call for Exhibits

December 16, 2016 - December 31, 2020

Open Call for Exhibits The Workhouse Arts Center offers artists and curators and groups opportunities to exhibit at the Workhouse in one of many galleries.  This open call facilitates interested parties in communicating information to the Center.  There is no deadline for entries. Applicants will be notified within three months of their submission date. Entry Instructions:  Open to all artists, groups or curators. Entry Fee:   $25 administrative fee. Funding:   As a non-profit, the Workhouse may offer exhibit space, basic installation support and basic in house advertising but does not necessarily fund all/additional exhibit needs. Potential exhibitors should be prepared with a budget…

Open Call, Warrior Way Gallery

July 11, 2018 - July 1, 2025

Open Call, Warrior Way Gallery Workhouse Arts Center is pleased to present Warrior Way, an exhibition space designated to display artwork by active, duty, retired and veteran service members. Our exhibition landscape consists of providing contemporary, progressive programming from both local and national artists. This open call facilitates interested artists, curators and art collectives in applying for this opportunity. There is no deadline for entries. Applicants will be notified within 3 months of the submission date. Workhouse Arts Center would like to thank all applicants for their interest. Entry Instructions:  Open to all artists, groups and/or curators. Entry Fee:   $25 administrative…

Workhouse Campus RFI

December 3, 2018 - December 31, 2019

Fairfax County and the Workhouse Arts Foundation are looking for innovative ideas to continue transforming the historically significant, 50-plus acre Workhouse Arts campus into the first mixed-used arts campus in the county. The county and the Workhouse recently issued a request for expressions of interest, seeking proposed adaptive re-use concepts from businesses, nonprofits or individuals. The two entities are asking for cultural, educational, residential, commercial or other uses that complement the Workhouse Arts Center’s existing studio, gallery and museum spaces. This could include food halls, restaurants, craft breweries, craft manufacturing, housing, arts and entertainment venues, business incubators and possibly other…

Call for Entry: Workhouse Clay International 2019

December 12, 2018 - May 15, 2019

The Workhouse Arts Center (WAF) is proud to announce a call for entries for its annual Workhouse Clay International Exhibition 2019. This is an “Open Call” for functional and/or sculptural ceramic artworks. The Workhouse Arts Center is excited to continue promoting and exhibiting the best of contemporary ceramic artwork being created throughout the US and abroad. Download the Prospectus by clicking on the button, below.   DOWNLOAD PROSPECTUS

Randy Akers: Scars on the Land

February 6 - April 21

Randy Akers: Scars on the Land On View February 6 - April 21, 2019 Reception: February 9, 6pm - 8pm Vulcan Muse Gallery Artist Statement Gravity, water, paint, scars. I drive down the road and see a place or a name that triggers an immediate response. These locations are always in rough condition: messy, dirty, rusty and in forms of disrepair. These sites have been either a source of conflict, social unrest, economic despair, or oppression. I make a visual record of those sites. I always have to look at the underbelly of those places and convey it in my work. The primitive…

Starshine and Clay

February 13 - March 31

Starshine and Clay On View February 13 – March 31, 2019 Exhibition Reception: March 9, 6:00-8:00pm McGuireWoods Gallery DOWNLOAD PRESS RELEASE   Workhouse Arts Center and Morton Fine Art present the work of  Kesha Bruce, Maya Freelon and Amber Robles Gordon -- three women artists exploring ideas of healing power through their lineage of storytelling. Bruce’s spirit-based use of guardians, African-American folklore and a prophetic mix of abstracted figures and symbols serve as a reminder ‘to fight’ and to bring about change. Freelon’s visual vortex of potent tissue ink monoprints and quilt-like immersive installations welcome the contemplation of our standing ideas…

Degrees of Honor

February 20 - May 19

Degrees of Honor On View February 20 – May 19, 2019 Reception: April 13, 6pm – 8pm Warrior Way Gallery Workhouse Arts Center is pleased to present Degrees of Honor, a group exhibition surveying the works of artists addressing the concept of honor in different perspectives. Explore works with expressions of separation, pain, loneliness, turmoil, stories and memories. Featured artists include Rene Vincit, Gene Moty, Karen Chin and Christa Turpin. Workhouse Arts Center is pleased to present Warrior Way, an exhibition space designated for artwork by active, duty, retired and veteran service members.

The Explorer’s Club

March 2 - March 31

THE EXPLORER'S CLUB The Explorer's Club by Nell Benjamin Directed by Frank Shutts BUY TICKETS   THE STORY: London, 1879. The prestigious Explorers Club is in crisis: their acting president wants to admit a woman, and their bartender is terrible. True, this female candidate is brilliant, beautiful, and has discovered a legendary Lost City, but the decision to let in a woman could shake the very foundation of the British Empire, and how do you make such a decision without a decent drink? Grab your safety goggles for some very mad science involving deadly cobras, irate Irishmen and the occasional…

Amanda McCavour: Floating Garden

March 6 - May 26

Amanda McCavour: Floating Garden On View March 6 – May 26, 2019 Reception: April 13, 6pm - 8pm Vulcan Gallery Toronto Based Artist Amanda McCavour creates experiential, immersive environments that represent places in her memory. Her three dimensional, embroidered art installations are made up of delicate fabric designs that float within the space. Motifs included in her works are flowers, birds, plants and replications of living room furniture. Exploring a connection to home and the body, McCavour is interested in the vulnerability of the thread in comparison with the connection between temporary spaces in memory. About the Artist McCavour holds a BFA from…

OPEN CALL- Military BRATS: Art About the Military Child Experience

March 7 @ 8:00 am - March 22 @ 5:00 pm

No one knows where the term “military brat” exactly originated, but some believe it was an early 1920s reference to the British army’s use of the acronym, “BRAT” as the status of “British Regiment Attached Traveler”, a term applied to families who would travel with the soldier. The WMAI invites all children of active duty or retired service members, veterans and reservists (ages 5+) to submit a single artwork. The exhibition features work representing military children, affectionately known as “military brats,” a badge of honor that describes life in a military family—multiple moves, new beginnings, stressors, deployments—an overall culturally unique …

OPEN CALL: Art Lab

March 13 - December 31

Eligibility: Artists currently enrolled in MFA studio art programs Exhibition Dates: March– December 31, 2019 Application Deadline: On a rolling basis Entry Fee: N/A   DOWNLOAD OPEN CALL PDF   Workhouse Arts Center is pleased to invite graduate-level artists to submit project proposals for an exhibition in the gallery, Art Lab, during 2019. Exhibition proposals should reflect an expansion of the artist’s practice and can reflect work that will be created for the exhibition or work that is already complete. Proposals will be accepted from artists working in any media. Artists may apply as an individual or with a collaborative…

Workhouse Military in the Arts Initiative – Open Studio

March 23 @ 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 12:00pm on Saturday, repeating indefinitely

Join us every Saturday, beginning September 29th! The WMAI Open Studio is intended to foster creativity and encourage experimentation in an atmosphere of cultural exchange, conversation, encouragement, and freedom of expression. The Open Studio is monitored and run by Yonsenia White, MS, ATR (Registered Art Therapist, Resident in Counseling). Designed to bring Military families, Veterans, Retirees, Active Duty and Reservists together, the WMAI Open Studio allows the current or former Service Member a chance to express themselves artistically, and work alongside fellow Service Members in a safe and creativity-fueled environment. Open Studio occurs weekly on Saturdays in the newly named…

Workhouse Arcade

March 29 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm

You're invited to our second "Arcade Night" at the Workhouse and a DRAGON BALL FIGHTER Z Tournament! Join us for an evening of intense gaming thrills on different systems from Nintendo Switch to Sega Genesis! Top scorers will earn a place on the Workhouse High Score Leaderboard and we'll also have a grand prize for the tournament, a $25 Gamestop gift card. Don't miss multiple gaming consoles, a chance to make new friends, and have fun with our art tables and doodle station. $5 admission at the door.

Workhouse Military in the Arts Initiative – Open Studio

March 30 @ 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 12:00pm on Saturday, repeating indefinitely

Join us every Saturday, beginning September 29th! The WMAI Open Studio is intended to foster creativity and encourage experimentation in an atmosphere of cultural exchange, conversation, encouragement, and freedom of expression. The Open Studio is monitored and run by Yonsenia White, MS, ATR (Registered Art Therapist, Resident in Counseling). Designed to bring Military families, Veterans, Retirees, Active Duty and Reservists together, the WMAI Open Studio allows the current or former Service Member a chance to express themselves artistically, and work alongside fellow Service Members in a safe and creativity-fueled environment. Open Studio occurs weekly on Saturdays in the newly named…

COLLECT! 2019

April 5 - April 26

The COLLECT! 2019 exhibition features more than 70 original works of art generously donated by the acclaimed community of artists at Workhouse Arts Center. This year’s collection includes painting, sculpture, fiber art, jewelry and more with subject matter varying from traditional figuration, natural landscapes, bright and bold abstraction, eclectic clay wares to conceptual collage. A diverse and rich body of work, this exhibition attests to each artists’ individuality and personal passion as well as Workhouse Arts Center’s commitment to connecting fine art and community. Visit the McGuireWoods Gallery April 5 – April 26 to preview the collection in advance of…

Workhouse Military in the Arts Initiative – Open Studio

April 6 @ 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 12:00pm on Saturday, repeating indefinitely

Join us every Saturday, beginning September 29th! The WMAI Open Studio is intended to foster creativity and encourage experimentation in an atmosphere of cultural exchange, conversation, encouragement, and freedom of expression. The Open Studio is monitored and run by Yonsenia White, MS, ATR (Registered Art Therapist, Resident in Counseling). Designed to bring Military families, Veterans, Retirees, Active Duty and Reservists together, the WMAI Open Studio allows the current or former Service Member a chance to express themselves artistically, and work alongside fellow Service Members in a safe and creativity-fueled environment. Open Studio occurs weekly on Saturdays in the newly named…

Camp Open House

April 6 @ 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Come one! Come all! To the 2019 Camp Open House on Saturday, April 6th from 12pm -3pm! The Camp Open House is a one-stop-shop where parents and potential campers can meet camp instructors, meet camp counselors, talk to our Camp Director, register for a summer camp and even try your hand at mini-camp arts lessons and activities! Located in building W-3, “Camp Central” as we call it, the Spring and Summer Camp Open House provides parents with all the information they need concerning our various camp programs. Come with questions, and we’ll have the answers! If you find a camp…

Workhouse Military in the Arts Initiative – Drum Circle with Percussionist Tom Teasley

April 6 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

  All Skill Levels, All Ages Open to Active Duty, Retire, Veteran, Family and Care-givers to Military Instructor: Tom Teasley  Internationally acclaimed percussionist, Tom Teasley, will lead an all skill, all ages drum circle. Tom is the 2016 World Percussionist of the Year by Drum! magazine, has won numerous Helen Hayes Awards and was the WAMA awardee for “World Music Instrumentalist” five years straight. Through the use of vocalizations and stepping participants will develop a greater rhythmic awareness. Tom will also demonstrate some basic drum technique development. Beginners and experienced drummers are welcome to attend. If you have a drum please bring it.…

Workhouse Military in the Arts Initiative – Open Studio

April 13 @ 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 12:00pm on Saturday, repeating indefinitely

Join us every Saturday, beginning September 29th! The WMAI Open Studio is intended to foster creativity and encourage experimentation in an atmosphere of cultural exchange, conversation, encouragement, and freedom of expression. The Open Studio is monitored and run by Yonsenia White, MS, ATR (Registered Art Therapist, Resident in Counseling). Designed to bring Military families, Veterans, Retirees, Active Duty and Reservists together, the WMAI Open Studio allows the current or former Service Member a chance to express themselves artistically, and work alongside fellow Service Members in a safe and creativity-fueled environment. Open Studio occurs weekly on Saturdays in the newly named…

Create + Sip: Fabric Collage

April 13 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Join us every month for a new Create + Sip experience! Our afternoons of wine and fun offer more than just painting. Each event is taught by one of Workhouse's talented studio artists, so we play with lots of techniques. You'll have a great time creating (and sipping), resulting in a unique piece of art made by you. Check our Events listings regularly to see what we'll have next. Using scraps of fabrics and other textiles, Workhouse fiber artist Marisela Rumberg will show you how to create an art quilt collage. You'll learn about concepts like surface design, focal point…

Second Saturday Art Walk

April 13 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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An event every month that begins at 6:00pm on day Second of the month, repeating until January 13, 2020

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 100 Resident and Associate Artists, creating art in the studios or exhibiting in our 12 campus galleries. Enjoy thrilling performances of dance, cabaret, comedy, big band, jazz, and theater. Indulge in classes in the art of mixology or cuisines from around the globe. Experience art exhibitions in nine galleries of the region’s finest sculpture, painting, glass, ceramics, and fiber…

The Green Light Speakeasy

April 13 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm

  BUY TICKETS NOW   The Green Light Speakeasy is NRDC’s pop up dance/music hall. Join NRDC in an immersive performance that takes a page from the Great Gatsby and 1920’s themes. This variety show showcases work from a variety of artists and musicians. The audience is treated to snacks that goes beyond feasting your eyes on the performers and the Green Lights own moonshine. Be prepared to dance it up with the house band and settle into a game of cards while watching fishnets, burlesque and tappin’ toes. **This performance contains Adult Themes and content**

The Full Monty

April 19 - May 25

THE FULL MONTY The Full Monty Book by Terrence McNally Music and Lyrics by David Yazbek BUY TICKETS   Based on the cult hit film of the same name, The Full Monty, a ten-time Tony Award nominee, is filled with honest affection, engaging melodies and the most highly anticipated closing number of any show. The powerhouse team of Terrence McNally (Ragtime) and David Yazbek (Dirty Rotten Scoundrels) cooks up a very funny and heart-felt musical comedy. While spying on their wives at a "Girls' Night Out," a group of unemployed steelworkers from Buffalo sees how much they enjoy watching male…

Workhouse Military in the Arts Initiative – Open Studio

April 20 @ 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 12:00pm on Saturday, repeating indefinitely

Join us every Saturday, beginning September 29th! The WMAI Open Studio is intended to foster creativity and encourage experimentation in an atmosphere of cultural exchange, conversation, encouragement, and freedom of expression. The Open Studio is monitored and run by Yonsenia White, MS, ATR (Registered Art Therapist, Resident in Counseling). Designed to bring Military families, Veterans, Retirees, Active Duty and Reservists together, the WMAI Open Studio allows the current or former Service Member a chance to express themselves artistically, and work alongside fellow Service Members in a safe and creativity-fueled environment. Open Studio occurs weekly on Saturdays in the newly named…

Workhouse Social Dance

April 20 @ 8:00 pm - 10:30 pm
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An event every month that begins at 8:00pm on day Third of the month, repeating until January 18, 2020

Join us for our monthly Workhouse Social Dance in the McGuireWoods Gallery (second floor of W-16) featuring dancing, complimentary refreshments and cash bar. The social dance will be led by professional ballroom instructors Bobbi Brennan and/or Cookie Bell beginning at 8:00pm and the music, dance, food and fun continue through 10:00pm. All skill levels welcome! The night begins at 7:30pm with a complimentary 30 minute mini-lesson led by a professional dance instructor, versed in ballroom, Latin and social dance styles. General dancing begins at 8pm and continues until 10pm. We are occasionally asked about dress code for the dances. We do not have…

Workhouse Military in the Arts Initiative – Open Studio

April 27 @ 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 12:00pm on Saturday, repeating indefinitely

Join us every Saturday, beginning September 29th! The WMAI Open Studio is intended to foster creativity and encourage experimentation in an atmosphere of cultural exchange, conversation, encouragement, and freedom of expression. The Open Studio is monitored and run by Yonsenia White, MS, ATR (Registered Art Therapist, Resident in Counseling). Designed to bring Military families, Veterans, Retirees, Active Duty and Reservists together, the WMAI Open Studio allows the current or former Service Member a chance to express themselves artistically, and work alongside fellow Service Members in a safe and creativity-fueled environment. Open Studio occurs weekly on Saturdays in the newly named…

COLLECT! The Love Boat Art Cruise

April 27 @ 7:00 pm - 11:00 pm

ALL ABOARD! COLLECT! The Love Boat Art Cruise Saturday, April 27, 2019  7:00 – 11:00pm   PURCHASE TICKETS   Dress: Fun casual – from resortwear to 70s disco queen. Enjoy! Your ticket gets you… -Multiple entries in the art raffle -Thousands in “funny money” for the casino and “horse racing” -Tropical cocktails and delicious nibbles -Dancing in our “Lido Deck” disco -The pleasure of supporting the arts in our community You could leave with one (or more!) of 70 original works of art by the acclaimed community of Workhouse artists – including paintings, sculpture, photography, fiber arts, jewelry, ceramics, glass, and…

Joan Burdette’s Cello Studio Recital

April 28 @ 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm

The students of Workhouse Cello Instructor, Joan Burdette, will present a studio recital on Sunday, April 28th at 3pm in the Muse (Building W-16).  There will be a brief reception following the recital. Please share this event with your friends and support some wonderful students! This event is free and open to the public.   About Joan Burdette: Joan Burdette is a cellist living, teaching, and performing in Northern Virginia. She earned her Masters in Music Performance from Ball State University where she studied cello and chamber music with Dr. Peter Opie of the American Piano Trio and her Bachelors…

Workhouse Military in the Arts Initiative – Open Studio

May 4 @ 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 12:00pm on Saturday, repeating indefinitely

Join us every Saturday, beginning September 29th! The WMAI Open Studio is intended to foster creativity and encourage experimentation in an atmosphere of cultural exchange, conversation, encouragement, and freedom of expression. The Open Studio is monitored and run by Yonsenia White, MS, ATR (Registered Art Therapist, Resident in Counseling). Designed to bring Military families, Veterans, Retirees, Active Duty and Reservists together, the WMAI Open Studio allows the current or former Service Member a chance to express themselves artistically, and work alongside fellow Service Members in a safe and creativity-fueled environment. Open Studio occurs weekly on Saturdays in the newly named…

Workhouse Military in the Arts Initiative – Open Studio

May 11 @ 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 12:00pm on Saturday, repeating indefinitely

Join us every Saturday, beginning September 29th! The WMAI Open Studio is intended to foster creativity and encourage experimentation in an atmosphere of cultural exchange, conversation, encouragement, and freedom of expression. The Open Studio is monitored and run by Yonsenia White, MS, ATR (Registered Art Therapist, Resident in Counseling). Designed to bring Military families, Veterans, Retirees, Active Duty and Reservists together, the WMAI Open Studio allows the current or former Service Member a chance to express themselves artistically, and work alongside fellow Service Members in a safe and creativity-fueled environment. Open Studio occurs weekly on Saturdays in the newly named…

Create + Sip

May 11 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
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An event every month that begins at 4:00pm on day Second of the month, repeating until January 19, 2020

Join us every month for a new Create + Sip experience! Our afternoons of wine and fun offer more than just painting. Each Create + Sip is taught by one of Workhouse's talented studio artists, so we play with lots of techniques, plus fiber, glass and clay. You'll have a great time creating (and sipping), resulting in a unique piece of art made by you. Check our Events listings regularly to see what we'll have next. Details coming soon...

Quick Draw 2019 Drawing Rally

May 11 @ 4:30 pm - 7:00 pm

Quick Draw is an exciting live art event that brings together dozens of artists working side by side under a one-hour time limit. As the clock ticks down, spectators are encouraged to watch and talk to the artists as their creative process unfolds. Artworks created during the event are available upon completion for just $75/each.

Second Saturday Art Walk

May 11 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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An event every month that begins at 6:00pm on day Second of the month, repeating until January 13, 2020

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 100 Resident and Associate Artists, creating art in the studios or exhibiting in our 12 campus galleries. Enjoy thrilling performances of dance, cabaret, comedy, big band, jazz, and theater. Indulge in classes in the art of mixology or cuisines from around the globe. Experience art exhibitions in nine galleries of the region’s finest sculpture, painting, glass, ceramics, and fiber…

Workhouse Military in the Arts Initiative – Open Studio

May 18 @ 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 12:00pm on Saturday, repeating indefinitely

Join us every Saturday, beginning September 29th! The WMAI Open Studio is intended to foster creativity and encourage experimentation in an atmosphere of cultural exchange, conversation, encouragement, and freedom of expression. The Open Studio is monitored and run by Yonsenia White, MS, ATR (Registered Art Therapist, Resident in Counseling). Designed to bring Military families, Veterans, Retirees, Active Duty and Reservists together, the WMAI Open Studio allows the current or former Service Member a chance to express themselves artistically, and work alongside fellow Service Members in a safe and creativity-fueled environment. Open Studio occurs weekly on Saturdays in the newly named…

Adult Cello Class Recital

May 18 @ 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm

Workhouse Cello Instructor, Joan Burdette's Adult Cello Class will present a recital on Saturday, May 18th at 3pm in the Muse (Building W-16).  There will be a brief reception following the recital. Please share this event with your friends and support some wonderful students! This event is free and open to the public.   About Joan Burdette: Joan Burdette is a cellist living, teaching, and performing in Northern Virginia. She earned her Masters in Music Performance from Ball State University where she studied cello and chamber music with Dr. Peter Opie of the American Piano Trio and her Bachelors in…

Workhouse Social Dance

May 18 @ 8:00 pm - 10:30 pm
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An event every month that begins at 8:00pm on day Third of the month, repeating until January 18, 2020

Join us for our monthly Workhouse Social Dance in the McGuireWoods Gallery (second floor of W-16) featuring dancing, complimentary refreshments and cash bar. The social dance will be led by professional ballroom instructors Bobbi Brennan and/or Cookie Bell beginning at 8:00pm and the music, dance, food and fun continue through 10:00pm. All skill levels welcome! The night begins at 7:30pm with a complimentary 30 minute mini-lesson led by a professional dance instructor, versed in ballroom, Latin and social dance styles. General dancing begins at 8pm and continues until 10pm. We are occasionally asked about dress code for the dances. We do not have…

Virginia Watercolor Society 40th Annual Exhibition

May 25 - August 2

Virginia Watercolor Society 40th Annual Exhibition On View May 25 – August 2, 2019 McGuireWoods Gallery         The Virginia Watercolor Society's 40th Annual Exhibition will be on view at Workhouse Arts Center from May 25th through August 2nd, 2019. This acclaimed exhibition showcases paintings in a wide variety of subjects and styles representing beauty, experimentation, innovation, and creativity in contemporary watercolor. The Virginia Watercolor Society, organized in 1979 by Roanoke artists John Will Creasy and Ernest Johnson, is an organization of artists which seeks to foster interest and participation in the exciting world of watercolor through publications,…

Workhouse Military in the Arts Initiative – Open Studio

May 25 @ 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 12:00pm on Saturday, repeating indefinitely

Join us every Saturday, beginning September 29th! The WMAI Open Studio is intended to foster creativity and encourage experimentation in an atmosphere of cultural exchange, conversation, encouragement, and freedom of expression. The Open Studio is monitored and run by Yonsenia White, MS, ATR (Registered Art Therapist, Resident in Counseling). Designed to bring Military families, Veterans, Retirees, Active Duty and Reservists together, the WMAI Open Studio allows the current or former Service Member a chance to express themselves artistically, and work alongside fellow Service Members in a safe and creativity-fueled environment. Open Studio occurs weekly on Saturdays in the newly named…

Little Shop of Horrors

June 1 - June 30

LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS Little Shop of Horrors Book and Lyrics by Howard Ashman Music by Alan Menken BUY TICKETS   A deviously delicious Broadway and Hollywood sci-fi smash musical, Little Shop Of Horrors has devoured the hearts of theatre goers for over 30 years. Howard Ashman and Alan Menken (Disney's The Little Mermaid, Beauty And The Beast, and Aladdin) are the creative geniuses behind what has become one of the most popular shows in the world. The meek floral assistant Seymour Krelborn stumbles across a new breed of plant he names "Audrey II" - after his coworker crush. This…

Workhouse Military in the Arts Initiative – Open Studio

June 1 @ 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 12:00pm on Saturday, repeating indefinitely

Join us every Saturday, beginning September 29th! The WMAI Open Studio is intended to foster creativity and encourage experimentation in an atmosphere of cultural exchange, conversation, encouragement, and freedom of expression. The Open Studio is monitored and run by Yonsenia White, MS, ATR (Registered Art Therapist, Resident in Counseling). Designed to bring Military families, Veterans, Retirees, Active Duty and Reservists together, the WMAI Open Studio allows the current or former Service Member a chance to express themselves artistically, and work alongside fellow Service Members in a safe and creativity-fueled environment. Open Studio occurs weekly on Saturdays in the newly named…

Workhouse Military in the Arts Initiative – Open Studio

June 8 @ 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 12:00pm on Saturday, repeating indefinitely

Join us every Saturday, beginning September 29th! The WMAI Open Studio is intended to foster creativity and encourage experimentation in an atmosphere of cultural exchange, conversation, encouragement, and freedom of expression. The Open Studio is monitored and run by Yonsenia White, MS, ATR (Registered Art Therapist, Resident in Counseling). Designed to bring Military families, Veterans, Retirees, Active Duty and Reservists together, the WMAI Open Studio allows the current or former Service Member a chance to express themselves artistically, and work alongside fellow Service Members in a safe and creativity-fueled environment. Open Studio occurs weekly on Saturdays in the newly named…

Create + Sip

June 8 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
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An event every month that begins at 4:00pm on day Second of the month, repeating until January 19, 2020

Join us every month for a new Create + Sip experience! Our afternoons of wine and fun offer more than just painting. Each Create + Sip is taught by one of Workhouse's talented studio artists, so we play with lots of techniques, plus fiber, glass and clay. You'll have a great time creating (and sipping), resulting in a unique piece of art made by you. Check our Events listings regularly to see what we'll have next. Details coming soon...

Drum Circle with Percussionist Tom Teasley

June 8 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

All Skill Levels, All Ages Instructor: Tom Teasley Internationally acclaimed percussionist, Tom Teasley, will lead an all skill, all ages drum circle. Tom is the 2016 World Percussionist of the Year by Drum! magazine, has won numerous Helen Hayes Awards and was the WAMA awardee for “World Music Instrumentalist” five years straight. Through the use of vocalizations and stepping participants will develop a greater rhythmic awareness. Tom will also demonstrate some basic drum technique development. Beginners and experienced drummers are welcome to attend. If you have a drum please bring it. There will be some drums and other percussion for those without…

Second Saturday Art Walk

June 8 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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An event every month that begins at 6:00pm on day Second of the month, repeating until January 13, 2020

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 100 Resident and Associate Artists, creating art in the studios or exhibiting in our 12 campus galleries. Enjoy thrilling performances of dance, cabaret, comedy, big band, jazz, and theater. Indulge in classes in the art of mixology or cuisines from around the globe. Experience art exhibitions in nine galleries of the region’s finest sculpture, painting, glass, ceramics, and fiber…

Workhouse Military in the Arts Initiative – Open Studio

June 15 @ 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 12:00pm on Saturday, repeating indefinitely

Join us every Saturday, beginning September 29th! The WMAI Open Studio is intended to foster creativity and encourage experimentation in an atmosphere of cultural exchange, conversation, encouragement, and freedom of expression. The Open Studio is monitored and run by Yonsenia White, MS, ATR (Registered Art Therapist, Resident in Counseling). Designed to bring Military families, Veterans, Retirees, Active Duty and Reservists together, the WMAI Open Studio allows the current or former Service Member a chance to express themselves artistically, and work alongside fellow Service Members in a safe and creativity-fueled environment. Open Studio occurs weekly on Saturdays in the newly named…

Workhouse Social Dance

June 15 @ 8:00 pm - 10:30 pm
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An event every month that begins at 8:00pm on day Third of the month, repeating until January 18, 2020

Join us for our monthly Workhouse Social Dance in the McGuireWoods Gallery (second floor of W-16) featuring dancing, complimentary refreshments and cash bar. The social dance will be led by professional ballroom instructors Bobbi Brennan and/or Cookie Bell beginning at 8:00pm and the music, dance, food and fun continue through 10:00pm. All skill levels welcome! The night begins at 7:30pm with a complimentary 30 minute mini-lesson led by a professional dance instructor, versed in ballroom, Latin and social dance styles. General dancing begins at 8pm and continues until 10pm. We are occasionally asked about dress code for the dances. We do not have…

Workhouse Military in the Arts Initiative – Open Studio

June 22 @ 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 12:00pm on Saturday, repeating indefinitely

Join us every Saturday, beginning September 29th! The WMAI Open Studio is intended to foster creativity and encourage experimentation in an atmosphere of cultural exchange, conversation, encouragement, and freedom of expression. The Open Studio is monitored and run by Yonsenia White, MS, ATR (Registered Art Therapist, Resident in Counseling). Designed to bring Military families, Veterans, Retirees, Active Duty and Reservists together, the WMAI Open Studio allows the current or former Service Member a chance to express themselves artistically, and work alongside fellow Service Members in a safe and creativity-fueled environment. Open Studio occurs weekly on Saturdays in the newly named…

Workhouse Military in the Arts Initiative – Open Studio

June 29 @ 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 12:00pm on Saturday, repeating indefinitely

Join us every Saturday, beginning September 29th! The WMAI Open Studio is intended to foster creativity and encourage experimentation in an atmosphere of cultural exchange, conversation, encouragement, and freedom of expression. The Open Studio is monitored and run by Yonsenia White, MS, ATR (Registered Art Therapist, Resident in Counseling). Designed to bring Military families, Veterans, Retirees, Active Duty and Reservists together, the WMAI Open Studio allows the current or former Service Member a chance to express themselves artistically, and work alongside fellow Service Members in a safe and creativity-fueled environment. Open Studio occurs weekly on Saturdays in the newly named…

Workhouse Fireworks 2019

June 29 @ 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Join us on Saturday, June 29th, when Workhouse Fireworks race skyward and illuminate the Northern Virginia landscape in an expertly-choreographed display of pyrotechnic light and thunder. Launched from our historic, 55-acre campus, the region’s largest pre-Independence Day fireworks show celebrates the history of this amazing nation and honors the courage and sacrifice that have made America a beacon of hope and freedom around the world. A nearly 30-minute fireworks show follows our Rizer Pavilion musical performance and will dazzle visitors with an incredible display of vibrant colors, bright lights, and ground-shaking explosions.     If you have questions or would…

Workhouse Military in the Arts Initiative – Open Studio

July 6 @ 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 12:00pm on Saturday, repeating indefinitely

Join us every Saturday, beginning September 29th! The WMAI Open Studio is intended to foster creativity and encourage experimentation in an atmosphere of cultural exchange, conversation, encouragement, and freedom of expression. The Open Studio is monitored and run by Yonsenia White, MS, ATR (Registered Art Therapist, Resident in Counseling). Designed to bring Military families, Veterans, Retirees, Active Duty and Reservists together, the WMAI Open Studio allows the current or former Service Member a chance to express themselves artistically, and work alongside fellow Service Members in a safe and creativity-fueled environment. Open Studio occurs weekly on Saturdays in the newly named…

Workhouse Military in the Arts Initiative – Open Studio

July 13 @ 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 12:00pm on Saturday, repeating indefinitely

Join us every Saturday, beginning September 29th! The WMAI Open Studio is intended to foster creativity and encourage experimentation in an atmosphere of cultural exchange, conversation, encouragement, and freedom of expression. The Open Studio is monitored and run by Yonsenia White, MS, ATR (Registered Art Therapist, Resident in Counseling). Designed to bring Military families, Veterans, Retirees, Active Duty and Reservists together, the WMAI Open Studio allows the current or former Service Member a chance to express themselves artistically, and work alongside fellow Service Members in a safe and creativity-fueled environment. Open Studio occurs weekly on Saturdays in the newly named…

Create + Sip

July 13 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
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An event every month that begins at 4:00pm on day Second of the month, repeating until January 19, 2020

Join us every month for a new Create + Sip experience! Our afternoons of wine and fun offer more than just painting. Each Create + Sip is taught by one of Workhouse's talented studio artists, so we play with lots of techniques, plus fiber, glass and clay. You'll have a great time creating (and sipping), resulting in a unique piece of art made by you. Check our Events listings regularly to see what we'll have next. Details coming soon...

Second Saturday Art Walk

July 13 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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An event every month that begins at 6:00pm on day Second of the month, repeating until January 13, 2020

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 100 Resident and Associate Artists, creating art in the studios or exhibiting in our 12 campus galleries. Enjoy thrilling performances of dance, cabaret, comedy, big band, jazz, and theater. Indulge in classes in the art of mixology or cuisines from around the globe. Experience art exhibitions in nine galleries of the region’s finest sculpture, painting, glass, ceramics, and fiber…

Workhouse Military in the Arts Initiative – Open Studio

July 20 @ 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 12:00pm on Saturday, repeating indefinitely

Join us every Saturday, beginning September 29th! The WMAI Open Studio is intended to foster creativity and encourage experimentation in an atmosphere of cultural exchange, conversation, encouragement, and freedom of expression. The Open Studio is monitored and run by Yonsenia White, MS, ATR (Registered Art Therapist, Resident in Counseling). Designed to bring Military families, Veterans, Retirees, Active Duty and Reservists together, the WMAI Open Studio allows the current or former Service Member a chance to express themselves artistically, and work alongside fellow Service Members in a safe and creativity-fueled environment. Open Studio occurs weekly on Saturdays in the newly named…

Workhouse Social Dance

July 20 @ 8:00 pm - 10:30 pm
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An event every month that begins at 8:00pm on day Third of the month, repeating until January 18, 2020

Join us for our monthly Workhouse Social Dance in the McGuireWoods Gallery (second floor of W-16) featuring dancing, complimentary refreshments and cash bar. The social dance will be led by professional ballroom instructors Bobbi Brennan and/or Cookie Bell beginning at 8:00pm and the music, dance, food and fun continue through 10:00pm. All skill levels welcome! The night begins at 7:30pm with a complimentary 30 minute mini-lesson led by a professional dance instructor, versed in ballroom, Latin and social dance styles. General dancing begins at 8pm and continues until 10pm. We are occasionally asked about dress code for the dances. We do not have…

Workhouse Military in the Arts Initiative – Open Studio

July 27 @ 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 12:00pm on Saturday, repeating indefinitely

Join us every Saturday, beginning September 29th! The WMAI Open Studio is intended to foster creativity and encourage experimentation in an atmosphere of cultural exchange, conversation, encouragement, and freedom of expression. The Open Studio is monitored and run by Yonsenia White, MS, ATR (Registered Art Therapist, Resident in Counseling). Designed to bring Military families, Veterans, Retirees, Active Duty and Reservists together, the WMAI Open Studio allows the current or former Service Member a chance to express themselves artistically, and work alongside fellow Service Members in a safe and creativity-fueled environment. Open Studio occurs weekly on Saturdays in the newly named…

Workhouse Military in the Arts Initiative – Open Studio

August 3 @ 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 12:00pm on Saturday, repeating indefinitely

Join us every Saturday, beginning September 29th! The WMAI Open Studio is intended to foster creativity and encourage experimentation in an atmosphere of cultural exchange, conversation, encouragement, and freedom of expression. The Open Studio is monitored and run by Yonsenia White, MS, ATR (Registered Art Therapist, Resident in Counseling). Designed to bring Military families, Veterans, Retirees, Active Duty and Reservists together, the WMAI Open Studio allows the current or former Service Member a chance to express themselves artistically, and work alongside fellow Service Members in a safe and creativity-fueled environment. Open Studio occurs weekly on Saturdays in the newly named…

Workhouse Military in the Arts Initiative – Open Studio

August 10 @ 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 12:00pm on Saturday, repeating indefinitely

Join us every Saturday, beginning September 29th! The WMAI Open Studio is intended to foster creativity and encourage experimentation in an atmosphere of cultural exchange, conversation, encouragement, and freedom of expression. The Open Studio is monitored and run by Yonsenia White, MS, ATR (Registered Art Therapist, Resident in Counseling). Designed to bring Military families, Veterans, Retirees, Active Duty and Reservists together, the WMAI Open Studio allows the current or former Service Member a chance to express themselves artistically, and work alongside fellow Service Members in a safe and creativity-fueled environment. Open Studio occurs weekly on Saturdays in the newly named…

Create + Sip

August 10 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
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An event every month that begins at 4:00pm on day Second of the month, repeating until January 19, 2020

Join us every month for a new Create + Sip experience! Our afternoons of wine and fun offer more than just painting. Each Create + Sip is taught by one of Workhouse's talented studio artists, so we play with lots of techniques, plus fiber, glass and clay. You'll have a great time creating (and sipping), resulting in a unique piece of art made by you. Check our Events listings regularly to see what we'll have next. Details coming soon...

Second Saturday Art Walk

August 10 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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An event every month that begins at 6:00pm on day Second of the month, repeating until January 13, 2020

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 100 Resident and Associate Artists, creating art in the studios or exhibiting in our 12 campus galleries. Enjoy thrilling performances of dance, cabaret, comedy, big band, jazz, and theater. Indulge in classes in the art of mixology or cuisines from around the globe. Experience art exhibitions in nine galleries of the region’s finest sculpture, painting, glass, ceramics, and fiber…

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