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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

May 23, 2015 to July 26, 2015

International Artworks for the Fairfax 2015 World Police and Fire Games

May 23, 2015 to July 26, 2015

Inaugural exhibit will include Pam Sutherland, Fiona Ross and Kendra Wadsworth.

July 4, 2015 to July 26, 2015

“Merge” refers to the joining of two or more things into one thing. This exhibition features the work of approximately 20 Artists at the Workhouse working in collaborative pairs to create art. Glass artists working with painters, fiber artists working with ceramic artists – visitors will see complex new and untried artwork.

July 11, 2015

Purchase a one-of-a-kind handmade ice cream bowl created by Workhouse students, instructors and ceramic artists and fill it with ice cream! $20 donation includes bowl, ice cream and toppings. All proceeds benefit the Workhouse Ceramics Program. 

April 11, 2015 through May 9, 2015 through June 13, 2015 through July 11, 2015 through August 8, 2015

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.

August 1, 2015 to October 4, 2015

Public Opening Reception: Saturday, August 8, 6-9pm (during the 2nd Saturday Art Walk)

The Workhouse Arts Center is proud to host the best nature photography from around the world – Nature’s Best Photography. After being invented just over 100 years ago, almost all Americans carry a camera in their pocket and people today see more images in a day than most humans in history saw in a lifetime. So sometimes it is easy to forget the awe inspiring wonder of nature and what it truly means to see the best photography capturing the world around us.

August 1, 2015 to September 13, 2015

The 5th Annual Workhouse Clay National Ceramics Exhibition represents the depth and breadth of contemporary functional and sculptural ceramic artworks being created throughout the country. Ceramic Artist and Educator, Anne Currier, juried nearly 500 images to select 54 pieces of art which incorporate a contemporary spirit as well as a technical mastery of the material. The show is a rare opportunity to see a variety of styles and techniques which encompass the field of contemporary ceramic arts.