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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

January 24, 2015 to April 5, 2015

Reference is a multi-media exploration of the various modes of visual imagery that inform artists in both content and process. In Reference, participating artists incorporate performance, sound, process, and appropriated objects and imagery to address the strong influence of culture, art historical and otherwise, upon their creative output.

March 1, 2015 to March 31, 2015

The Workhouse Arts Center is proud to present our Featured Artists and Studio Exhibitions for the month of February. An opening reception for all studio shows and featured artists listed below will be held campus-wide during our 2nd Saturday Art Walk, March 14, from 6-9 pm.

March 7, 2015 to April 12, 2015

“The Places We Have Been:  Exploring the Internal and External Travels of Veterans and Service Members”
Public Opening Reception: Friday, March 13, 7-9pm

March 14, 2015 to April 12, 2015

Public Opening Reception: Friday, March 13, 7-9pm
In this, the first solo exhibition by Colonel Gregory Gadson (USA, Ret.), Gadson exhibits a new body of work after his retirement. Gadson retired as Garrison Commander of Ft. Belvoir in 2014.

April 3, 2015

Join artist Service members and veterans as they add to the exhibit The Places We Have Been:  Exploring the Internal and External Travels of Veterans and Service Members, for one night only, with an exhibit of Combat Paper art. The exhibit will be a culmination of a week-long workshop at the USO Warrior and Family Center at Fort Belvoir with Warrior Writers and Combat Paper, NJ.  

April 8, 2015 to April 12, 2015

Public Opening Reception: Saturday, April 11, 1-3pm
Workhouse Arts Center, Building W-16, Vulcan Muse

The Workhouse Arts Center is proud to host the annual South County Pyramid Art Show features artists from Halley Elementary, Laurel Hill Elementary, Newington Forest Elementary, Silverbrook Elementary, South County Middle School, and South County High School.

April 11, 2015 to June 28, 2015

Public Opening Reception: Saturday, April 11, 6-9pm
Presented by Washington Sculptors Group. Juried by Jennie Shanker, Artist, Independent curator, Educator, Adjunct Labor and education activist. 

April 19, 2015

Speaker: Trent Nicholas, Media Programs Coordinator, Art and Education Division 
Film screening included!