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An innovative collaboration of visual and performing arts and education in the unique historic setting of the former DC prison.

Escape to Black Friday

Event Date: 
Friday, November 23, 2012 - 9:00am to 7:00pm
Campus Wide

Support your local artists and community while finding the perfect holiday gifts for family and friends!

Are you dreading the crowded malls, the endless lines, and the panic caused by not finding the perfect gift? Avoid the holiday stress and Escape to Black Friday at the Workhouse with family and friends this November 23 from 9am-7pm. Enjoy hot cider, artist demos and workshops, while you explore our beautiful campus and start your holiday shopping. There will be exclusive holiday gifts in all price ranges, created by more than 100 Workhouse artists.
This all day event will serve as the opening reception for the 30 x 30: 30 Works in 30 Days, which will be on exhibit in the McGuireWoods Gallery from November 23 through December 30.    

Schedule of Events:
Ceramics Demos 
Workhouse Ceramic Artists
9am - 7pm in W-8
Hand-Made Ornaments Sale
9am - 7pm in W-16, First Floor

Art Boutique
Workhouse Resident Artists
9am-7pm in Building W-5
Hot Shop Demos 
Workhouse Artist: Ian Kessler-Gowell
10 - 11am in W-7A, Glass Hot Shop
Flame-working Demos
Workhouse Artist: Lisa St.Martin

10 - 11am in W-7A, Classroom
Workhouse Campus Tour 
Workhouse Tour Guide: Sandy Olszowy

11 - 11:45am starts in W-16, Workhouse Cafe
Workhouse Farmers Market
11am - 3pm on the Workhouse Quad

Workhouse Prison Museum Hours
11am - 6pm (special hours) in W-9 
Watercolor Demo
Workhouse Associate Artist: Mike Flynn

11am - 12:30pm in W-16, Vulcan Gallery
Tai Chi Demo 
Workhouse Artist: Darleen Kaplan

12 - 12:30pm in W-11, Studio A
Flame-working Glass Demos
Workhouse Glass Director & Artist: Jody Lee

12 - 1pm in W-7, Classroom
Glass Hot Shop Demos 
Workhouse Artist: Will Miller
12 - 1pm in W-7A, Glass Hot Shop

Watercolor Demo 
Workhouse Associate Artist: Jack Dyer

12:30 - 2PM in W-16, Vulcan Gallery

3D Snowflake Workshop
 Workhouse Resident Artists 

12:30 - 3:30pm in W-6, Classroom

Chinese Brush Painting Demo
Workhouse Artist: Darleen Kaplan

1 - 1:30pm in W-11, Front Area

15% off Art of Movement Classes *(Non-private), Plus more exclusive deals!
Special Pricing 1 - 2:30pm on Black Friday ONLY in W-11

Pilaties Equipment -- Just try it! 
Workhouse Art of Movement Director: Lesley Spalding

1 - 2:30pm in W-11, Pilates Classroom

Hula Demo
Workhouse Instructor: Cherry Nutting

1:30 - 2pm in W-11

Tea Tasting
Workhouse Artist: Darleen Kaplan

1:30 - 2:30pm in W-11

Workhouse Campus Tour
Workhouse Tour Guide: Andy Mays

2 - 2:45pm starts in W-16, Workhouse Cafe

Carols & Seasonal Music
Performed by Soprano Jody Lee

2 - 2:45pm on the Workhouse Campus

Huli-Huli Lei Making
Workhouse Instructor: Cherry Nutting

2 - 2:30pm in W-11

Glass Hot Shop Demos 
Workhouse Artist: Ian Kessler-Gowell

2 - 3pm in W-7A, Hot Shop

Glass Flame-working Demos
Workhouse Artist: Kathy Lagassey

2 - 3pm in W-7, Classroom

Oil Paint Demo
Workhouse Associate Artist: Maria Hock

2 - 3:30pm in W-16, Vulcan Gallery

Oil Paint & Watercolor Demo
Workhouse Associate Artist: Lorrie Herman

3 - 4:30pm in Building W-16, Vulcan Gallery

Flame-Working Demos 
Artist: Will Miller

4 - 5pm in Building W-7, Classroom

30 X 30: 30 Works in 30 Days Exhibition Public Opening Reception
Meet the Artists!
5 - 7pm in Building W-16, McGuireWoods Gallery
Hand-made Ornaments by Ceramic Resident Artists will be for sale to support the Workhouse Ceramics Program this Holiday Season in the Gift Shop.

Ticket Required: