Some days it’s fireworks. Other days, hula dancers and glass blowing demonstrations. You might even find craft beer tastings, live music, fire dancers, or plein air painting. You never know exactly what you’ll experience during a Second Saturday Art Walk at the Workhouse Arts Center, but we’ll definitely delight your senses and inspire your creativity.
Join us from 6:00 – 9:00 pm 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 galleries. Thrilling performances of dance, cabaret, comedy, big band, jazz, and theater. Indulgent classes in the art of mixology or cuisines from around the globe. Art exhibitions in nine galleries of the region’s finest sculpture, painting, glass, ceramics, and fiber art works.
All of this excitement – and more – is tucked away at the Workhouse Arts Center, a 55-acre visual and performing arts center in Lorton, VA, located on the historic grounds of the former DC Correctional Facility at Lorton.
Banner art courtesy of Workhouse instructor Martin Cervantez.
We have taken the Second Saturday Artwalk online due to the campus closure from state wide Covid-19 closures. The virtual artwalks have been a hit! Below you can watch the recording of the virtual artwalk as well as view the work from the featured artists.
Our September 2020 Second Saturday was held virtually! This month’s Second Saturday featured artwork and discussions by Sandi Martina (“Meltdown: Pandemically Speaking”), M. Jane Johnson (“A Mix of This and That”), and members of the Arches Gallery including Kathleen Best Gillmann, Carol Mather and Julie Dzikiewicz. Note: Due to a recording error, the first five minutes of the Virtual Second Saturday are not included in this video.
Our August 2020 Second Saturday was held virtually! We had a wonderful time with the featured artists! Learn more about them and see their work below.
Our June 2020 Second Saturday was held virtually! We had a wonderful time with the featured artists! Learn more about them and see their work below. You can also watch the June Virtual Second Saturday below. Julie Dzikiewicz Julia Dzikiewicz was born in Maryland and has lived in Virginia almost ever since and is a Workhouse artist. Dzikiewicz works exclusively in the medium of encaustic, using it to paint, to print, to construct three-dimensional objects and to create works of art of politics, power and intimacy. Click here to learn more about Julia. View Julia’s current exhibit “She Persisted” online […]
Our May 2020 Second Saturday was held virtually! We had a wonderful time with the featured artists! Learn more about them and see their work below. You can also watch the May Virtual Second Saturday below. Cheryl Peasley Cheryl is a glass artist at the Workhouse and is inspired by the patterns and the use of layering colors in textiles, ceramics, and everyday objects. But most of all she is inspired by glass artists and instructors at the Workhouse Art Center and at other national glass art centers. Cheryl shared information on color theory and how she approaches her work […]
Our April 2020 Second Saturday was held virtually! We had a wonderful time with the featured artists! Learn more about them and see their work below. You can also view the Virtual Second Saturday below. Marni Maree Marni is a long-time Workhouse Resisdent Artist and a painter and mixed media artist. She’s been creating watercolor mixed media paintings like the ones below since the stay-at-home order took place. Each of these paintings are 5″ x 5″ and are her expression of what’s happening in her world as related to the Coronavirus pandemic. Learn more about Marni here or visit her […]