Art courtesy of Workhouse artist Martin Cervantez.

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

Virtual Second Saturday Artwalk

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.

May 2020 Second Saturday

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 […]


April 2020 Second Saturday

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 […]


Discover how our mission comes to life at our Second Saturday Art Walk.
The second Saturday of every month, from 6p-9p. Fine art galleries, artists, live music, wine + craft beer, and so much more!

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