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

2nd Saturday Art Walk

Event Date: 
Saturday, May 11, 2013 - 6:00pm to 9:00pm
Campus Wide

The 2nd Saturday Art Walk at the Workhouse showcases the diverse work of more than 100 visual artists in a unique historic venue, creating an atmosphere that encourages visitors to immerse themselves in the richness of this creative community.

Guests can tour seven unique studio buildings, mix and mingle with artists, buy original works of art, experience ever-changing exhibitions and meet featured artists, all while enjoying light refreshments and music. The social atmosphere of the monthly art walk makes it the perfect destination for a date night or girls' night out, as well as for art collectors and art appreciation groups alike. These monthly events are also perfect for family art outings.


Free One Million Bones "Build a Bone" Workshop
Part of the One Million Bones Project
One Million Bones is a large-scale social arts practice, combining education, hands-on art making, and public installations to raise awareness of ongoing genocide and mass atrocities. Bones you create will be a part of the 1,000,000 handcrafted bones on exhibit for a three-day installation event on the National Mall in Washington, D.C. on June 8-10, 2013. One Million Bones and Workhouse volunteers will be on hand to help you craft your bone in Building W-8 and on the Workhouse Quad from 6-8pm.

Studio Building W-6: Patricia McMahon Rice
19th Century style "Grisaille" painting
Portrait Artist, Patricia McMahon Rice, will demonstrate how to paint a monochromatic under-painting used in the 19th Century before glazing in color.

Vulcan Gallery: Featured Associate Artist Elizabeth Floyd
Artist remarks about her solo exhibit, work and inspiration at 7pm.

Standing Room Only Opening Reception
Featuring a selection of artist customized bike seats.
Enjoy music by DJ Stress, a free raffle of Barry McGee Bike Seat, and remarks about the show by Marina Tyquiengco and Elisa Rafter at 7:30pm.

2nd Saturday nonperishable food collection for the Lorton Community Action Center (LCAC). Enjoy the art AND help our neighbors in need.

LCAC’s most crucial needs at this time include:

Canned Fruit

Canned Tuna

Canned Chicken

Vegetable Oil

Cereal bars

Granola bars

Diapers-Sizes 4, 5 and 6

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