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

Exhibitions and Events

September 12, 2014 to October 19, 2014

Public Opening Reception: October 9, 6-8pm
An exhibition featuring the works of 35 leading ceramic artists from the nine nations: Indonesia, Malaysia, the Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, Laos, Vietnam, Cambodia and Myanmar. 

September 13, 2014 to October 25, 2014

Public Opening Reception: September 13, 7-9pm
The Potomac Valley Watercolorists (PVW) celebrates 40 years as a juried group of Watercolorists in the Greater Metropolitan DC region with an exhibit of 100 paintings from its members. 

October 1, 2014 to October 31, 2014

The Workhouse Arts Center is proud to present our Featured Artists and Studio Exhibitions for the month of October. An opening reception for all studio shows and featured artists listed below will be held campus-wide during our 2nd Saturday Art Walk, October 11, from 6-9 pm.

October 10, 2014 through October 11, 2014 through October 12, 2014

The Workhouse Arts Center, located in Lorton, VA has the privilege and honor to host "Earth and Fire" the 3rd Southeast Asian Ceramics Symposium (formerly Festival) in October 2014. 

October 11, 2014 through November 8, 2014 through December 13, 2014

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.

October 16, 2014

Chris Irving: Comic Book and Popular Culture Historian

October 25, 2014 to January 19, 2015

Dada Re-Discovered explores how contemporary media and ideas can filter past Dada concepts and artwork.  The exhibit will feature sound, video, performance and other visual mixed media.

October 25, 2014

Join us for our monthly Ballroom Social Dance with a haunted twist! Wear your Halloween costume for this chilling occasion and join the ghosts and ghouls on the dancefloor! 

November 1, 2014 to December 15, 2014

The best art teachers teach in Fairfax County and exhibit at the Workhouse!

November 10, 2014 through November 11, 2014

Catriona Fraser, Owner and Director of the Fraser Gallery

The original business and marketing seminar for emerging artists, serious about his or her art career, with practical information and advice for successful in the fine arts.

November 20, 2014

Anne Kenny-Urban: Budget Services Manager at VMFA

December 18, 2014

Jeffrey Allison: Paul Mellon Collection Educator and Statewide Manager at VMFA

January 7, 2015 to February 2, 2015

Drink This! will showcase ceramic drinking vessels by contemporary artists around the globe. The focus of the exhibit is on the variety of ways artists explore the cup, in functional, sculptural, traditional and non-traditional forms.

January 15, 2015

Margaret Hancock: Art and Design Educator

February 19, 2015

Evie Terrono: Professor of Art History at Randolph-Macon College