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Permanent Window Art Exhibition

August 29, 2019 - August 31, 2029

The artwork found in the windows of building 12 and 13 highlight the group of artists who were selected for the 2015 Director’s Collection.

Open Call for Arches Gallery Artists

June 17, 2020 - June 20, 2022

This open call facilitates submissions from parties interested in having a non-studio display space at Workhouse Arches Gallery.

The Workhouse Glass National 2021

February 20 - September 25

The Workhouse Arts Center (WAF) is proud to announce a call for entries for its 6th Annual Workhouse Glass National Exhibition 2021. This annual Workhouse Glass National Exhibition is an “Open Call” for functional and/or sculptural glass artworks. The Workhouse Arts Center is very excited to promote and display the breadth of contemporary glass artwork being created throughout the USA and Canada. This application is for Workhouse Glass National Exhibition submissions. Get the submission guidelines and details here.

Open Call for Art Lab Gallery

February 22 - December 31

Workhouse Arts Center is pleased to invite under graduate and graduate-level artists to submit project proposals for an exhibition in the gallery, Art Lab. Exhibition proposals should reflect an expansion of the artist’s practice and can include 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 group presenting a singular idea. All artists must be currently enrolled in an BFA or MFA program at the time of application to qualify for an exhibition in Art…

Open Call for Exhibits

February 22 - December 31

The Exhibitions Department at Workhouse Arts Center aims to be an educational, creative resource established to engage a diverse public in the exploration of the art of today while provoking memorable, immersive learning experiences. Workhouse Arts Center is pleased to offer artists, curators and art collectives an opportunity to host an exhibition in one of our gallery spaces. Get the submission guidelines and details here.

Open Call for Studio Artists

February 22 - December 31

The Artist Program is a core part of the historic Workhouse Arts Center in the greater Washington DC area. The 80+ artists at Workhouse comprise several groups: Studio Artists, who sublease one of 60 studios on campus; Arches Gallery Artists, associate artists who pay pay a fee to exhibit and operate on campus; and Emerging Artists and Resident Artists, who sublease studios in special programs. This application is for Studio Artist submissions. Please return to our Submittable home page for the open call for Arches Gallery Artists. Get the submission guidelines and details here.

Open Call for Warrior Way Exhibit

February 22 - December 31

The Exhibitions Department at Workhouse Arts Center aims to be an educational, creative resource established to engage a diverse public in the exploration of the art of today while provoking memorable, immersive learning experiences. Workhouse Arts Center is pleased to present Warrior Way, an exhibition space designated to display artwork by active duty, retired and veteran service members. Get the submission guidelines and details here.

The Combat Carnival by Matt Pyle

April 8 @ 12:00 pm - August 1 @ 5:00 pm

Warning: Some of the images in this exhibit may be considered graphic in nature and upsetting to some viewers. Viewer discretion is advised. THE COMBAT CARNIVAL A tour in Iraq, 2004, with the Bushmasters of Bravo Company––mechanized infantrymen from the US Army’s 1st Infantry Division (“The Big Red One”). THE EXPERIENCE They ride, stuffed in the dark belly of an armored mammoth, called The Bradley Fighting Vehicle––its grinding tracks roaring like a jackhammer beneath them.  They ride, they wait… could be minutes, could be hours––they smoke, they sleep, they eat––and they never know where the hell they are… until the…

Middle Stanza by Andrew DeCaen

May 21 @ 12:00 pm - July 25 @ 5:00 pm

The Workhouse Arts Center is proud to present Middle Stanza, a solo exhibition by Andrew DeCaen. DeCaen’s artwork centers around the themes of rituals surrounding food and slows down mundane experiences to linger in the smallest moments. Middle Stanza focuses on the idea of hypothetical and sequential time and space though three series of works- the Little Kitchen, Gathering, and Stanza series. During the pandemic, we experience our home and families in new ways. Each series explores the space of a room or stanza in different ways, asking us to contemplate the beautiful and challenging middles spaces and middle times…

Inferno, a unique performing arts experience inspired by Dante’s Inferno

June 24 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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One event on June 14, 2021 at 8:00 pm

Timed tickets from 8pm – 10pm Thursday, June 24 – Sunday, June 27, 2021  In Dante’s epic poem, the Roman poet Virgil leads Dante on a journey through the infamous circles of an afterlife place known as The Inferno. Guests to this event will experience this journey through the eyes of Dante, as they are led through a series of performing arts scenes (may be theatrical, dance or music – or a combination) – bearing witness (and warning) of the destiny for misspent lives. Guests should wear comfortable shoes to walk between scenes. The path is ADA accessible, but will…

Workhouse Arts Center Fireworks 2021

July 2 @ 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Join us on Friday July 2nd for the Annual Workhouse Fireworks Event. The much beloved community event is reimagined and redesigned to better serve the community as we look forward to the post-pandemic life. The Fireworks will illuminate the surrounding landscape in an expertly choreographed display of dazzling 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. The event will dazzle all visitors with an incredible…

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