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Permanent Window Art Exhibition

August 29, 2019 - August 31, 2029
Entire Campus, Workhouse Arts Center 9518 Workhouse Way
Lorton, VA 22079 United States

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.

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Open Call for Exhibits

January 1 - December 31

Workhouse Arts Center is pleased to offer artists, curators and art collectives an opportunity to host an exhibition in one of our gallery spaces. 

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Open Call for Studio Artists

January 1, 2020 - January 31, 2021

Open call for entries to become a resident studio artist at the Workhouse Arts Center.

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Josh DeWeese – Solo Exhibit

February 26 - November 29
Building W-16 (Art Lab), 9518 Workhouse Way
Lorton, VA 22079 United States
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Josh DeWeese has exhibited and taught workshops internationally and his work is included in numerous public and private collections.

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Chris Gustin

February 29 - November 29
Building W-16 (McGuireWoods Gallery), Workhouse Arts Center 9518 Workhouse Way
Lorton, VA 22079 United States
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Chris Gustin's pottery makse connections to the human figure with figurative analogies used to describe pots throughout history all in some way invite touch.

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reshaping space: Group Ceramics Exhibit

March 14 - November 29
Building W-16, Workhouse Arts Center 9518 Workhouse Way
Lorton, VA 22079 United States
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The reshaping space exhibit explores a consistent theme addressing the concept of space – taking up, filling and probing the positive versus the negative.

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Open Call – Military Brats: Art about the Military Child Experience

June 1, 2020 - March 27, 2021

The WMAI invites all youth (ages 5+), adolescent, and  adult children of active duty or retired service members, veterans and  reservists to submit a single artwork.

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Open Call for Arches Gallery Artists

June 17, 2020 - June 20, 2021

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

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Open Call for Art Lab Gallery

June 17 - December 31

Workhouse Arts Center is pleased to invite graduate-level artists to submit project proposals for an exhibition in the gallery, Art Lab.

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Creative First Responders

August 28 - November 15
Building W-16 (Warrior Way Gallery), 9518 Workhouse Way
Lorton, VA 22079 United States
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Workhouse Arts Center is pleased to present Creative First Responders: Art Therapist Reflection on Veteran Clients, Juried by Debra Balestreri and Yonsenia White. Creative First Responders is a group exhibition surveying the works of art therapists and the therapeutic relationship between clinician and Veteran. Explore works with expressions of separation, turmoil, healing, stories and memories. Featured artists include Jessica Herman, Jacqueline Jones, Branda Maltz, and Peter Buotte. You can view the exhibit in-person Friday-Sunday, Noon-5:00pm. View the Virtual Exhibit here.

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Ongoing

Right to Vote – Solo Exhibit by Julia Dzikiewicz

August 8, 2020 @ 12:00 pm - January 10, 2021 @ 5:00 pm
Building W-16 (Muse), Workhouse Arts Center 9518 Workhouse Way
Lorton, VA 22079 United States
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Overtly political, deeply emotional, and subtly humorous, Julie Dzikiewicz weaves feminist parables into immense encaustic wax paintings. Monumental like an altarpiece, they inflame the spirit; illuminated like a tapestry, they give shape to immortal stories. Yet, Dzikiewicz’s work refuses a singular order. Using ancient wax techniques to explore present-day topics, Dzikiewicz is unflinching. She strikes hot, skewering the heart of the difficult issues she addresses, including themes of violence, racism, and misogyny. As an artist in the Arches program at the Workhouse Arts Center, the grief and triumph of the once imprisoned Suffragists serve as the inspiration for her contemporary […]

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11:00 am

Workhouse Community Market

October 17, 2020 @ 11:00 am - February 6, 2021 @ 4:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 11:00 am on Saturday, repeating until October 31, 2020

The Quad, Workhouse Arts Center 9518 Workhouse Way
Lorton, VA 22079 United States
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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. 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 12-5pm and some of our artist galleries will be open as well. The Community […]

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12:00 pm

Workhouse Military in the Arts Initiative – Open Studio

October 17 @ 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 12:00 pm on Saturday, repeating until November 15, 2020

Building W-16, Workhouse Arts Center 9518 Workhouse Way
Lorton, VA 22079 United States
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Free

The WMAI Open Studio is intended to foster creativity and encourage experimentation in an atmosphere of cultural exchange, conversation, encouragement, and freedom of expression.

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7:00 pm

Nightmare Alley: Drive-Thru Terror!

October 17 @ 7:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Entire Campus, Workhouse Arts Center 9518 Workhouse Way
Lorton, VA 22079 United States
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Get ready for DRIVE-THRU TERROR!! Friday, October 2 – Saturday, October 31 Fridays and Saturdays will run from 7-11pm each weekend in October, and the three Sundays in the middle of the month (October 11, 18, and 25) will run from 7-10pm.  Our Haunt 2020, “Nightmare Alley,” is Northern Virginia’s first-ever Haunted Drive-Thru! A haunted attraction is, itself, a long-standing tradition offered by the Workhouse, which serves not only as entertainment, but also as an extension of the Workhouse Performing Arts program, allowing local youth to practice their set production and theatrical skills. “Nightmare Alley” is the first immersive, completely […]

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