Workhouse Arts Center

Workhouse Arts Center Collaboration of artist studios, galleries, art and wellness classes, theater, music, special events

An innovative collaboration of artist studios, galleries, exhibits; music, theater and comedy performances; education and wellness classes; a history museum; and community events, in a unique, historical setting.

01/07/2024

Join us in welcoming glass artist and instructor, Tracey Howard as a new resident artist in the Glasshouse! Tracey has been working with glass for over 20 years starting with stained glass and finally finding her passion with flameworked glass. She’s been an instructor at for several years teaching both soft and boro glass Try Me workshops and WMAI (Military in the Arts) classes. Tracey is thrilled to be a resident artist and is excited to start flameworking in her new studio 705 in building W7. She lives in Ashburn, Virginia with two Corgis, Max and Sheldon. Welcome, Tracey! Flame on!

Don’t Miss the Workhouse Production of The Who’s Tommy! Our opening night New Year’s Eve show was a sold-out performance...
01/04/2024

Don’t Miss the Workhouse Production of The Who’s Tommy! Our opening night New Year’s Eve show was a sold-out performance!

Get your tickets for this weekend for a stellar show featuring a stellar cast.

Learn more and get tickets at https://www.workhousearts.org/calendar/tommy



Adian Chapman Audrey Baker Cam Powell Cam Shegogue Cristen Young Darren Badley David Weinraub Erin Cleary Isabella Galway Jackie Madejski James Maxted Julianna Cooper Kendall Huheey Noah Mutterperl Pat Mahoney Julie Pesak

Rock out this New Year at The Who's Tommy Musical at the Workhouse Arts Center!Meet the Cast of Tommy! Learn more and ge...
12/28/2023

Rock out this New Year at The Who's Tommy Musical at the Workhouse Arts Center!

Meet the Cast of Tommy!

Learn more and get tickets at https://www.workhousearts.org/calendar/tommy


Adian Chapman Baker Cam Powell Cam Shegogue Cristen Young Darren Badley Weinraub Erin Cleary Isabella Galway Jackie Madejski Cooper Kendall Huheey Mutterperl Pat Mahoney Pesak Chelsea Majors Smigielski Maxted

12/27/2023

There's still time to make your end-of-year donations.

As 2023 comes to a close, we would like to extend a special appeal on behalf of our Military in the Arts Initiative (WMAI). Through the healing power of art, the WMAI provides developmental opportunities for the men and women who have given selflessly to protect our rights and freedoms. Please consider donating today to help us continue offering these free programs to our local military community.

https://www.workhousearts.org/year-end-appeal


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The 9th Annual Glass National is displayed at the Workhouse Arts Center!The exhibition is a highlight of the depth and b...
12/27/2023

The 9th Annual Glass National is displayed at the Workhouse Arts Center!

The exhibition is a highlight of the depth and breadth of contemporary functional and sculptural glass artworks being created throughout the country. This is a unique opportunity to view and experience a variety of styles and techniques encompassing the glass artwork field today.

Learn more at https://www.workhousearts.org/9th-annual-glass-national

See animation and art come together at the Kinetic Candy exhibition!Work shown - Key to the Golden Continent (Animation ...
12/26/2023

See animation and art come together at the Kinetic Candy exhibition!

Work shown - Key to the Golden Continent (Animation Still) by Mark Reid

Learn more and view some of the online art at https://www.workhousearts.org/kinetic-candy

Try the Painting and Drawing the Portrait Class!Learn how to draw and paint the portrait from plaster casts and live mod...
12/25/2023

Try the Painting and Drawing the Portrait Class!

Learn how to draw and paint the portrait from plaster casts and live models. Also, learn to focus on the shapes of the face and skin tones. All levels are welcome!

Learn more and sign up at https://www.workhousearts.org/visual-arts-classes

12/23/2023

Color your world with our Colorful Mixed Media Class!

Learn color theory and put it to use by working with lights and darks. Get a better understanding of art basics as you work with mixed media in a more abstract form.

Learn more and sign up at https://www.workhousearts.org/visual-arts-classes

Collaboration of artist studios, galleries, art and wellness classes, theater, music, special events

Rock out this New Year at The Who's Tommy Musical at the Workhouse Arts Center!Meet the cast of Tommy! Learn more and ge...
12/22/2023

Rock out this New Year at The Who's Tommy Musical at the Workhouse Arts Center!

Meet the cast of Tommy!

Learn more and get tickets at https://www.workhousearts.org/calendar/tommy


Adian Chapman Audrey Baker Cam Powell Cam Shegogue Cristen Young Darren Badley David Weinraub Erin Cleary Isabella Galway Jackie Madejski James Maxted Julianna Cooper Kendall Huheey Noah Mutterperl Pat Mahoney Julie Pesak

12/21/2023

Rock opera

See the winners of the 9th Annual Glass National!The exhibition is a highlight of the depth and breadth of contemporary ...
12/21/2023

See the winners of the 9th Annual Glass National!

The exhibition is a highlight of the depth and breadth of contemporary functional and sculptural glass artworks being created throughout the country. This is a unique opportunity to view and experience a variety of styles and techniques encompassing the glass artwork field today.

Learn more at https://www.workhousearts.org/9th-annual-glass-national

12/20/2023
Check out the animations and art of the Kinetic Candy exhibition!This energetic and eclectic group exhibition was create...
12/20/2023

Check out the animations and art of the Kinetic Candy exhibition!

This energetic and eclectic group exhibition was created, in part, by former employees of a Baltimore-based animation studio who decided to form their own collective.

Fiber Mass, From the Heart by Zoe and Hannah Nowoslawski

Learn more and see some of the art at https://www.workhousearts.org/kinetic-candy

Want to start making art for your New Year's resolution? Whether you never picked up a brush or need a refresher the Int...
12/19/2023

Want to start making art for your New Year's resolution? Whether you never picked up a brush or need a refresher the Introduction to Painting is the class for you!

Explore the basics of acrylic paintings including still lives, landscapes, and abstraction.

Learn more and sign up at https://www.workhousearts.org/visual-arts-classes

12/18/2023

Looking for gift ideas? How about one-of-a-kind, handmade , , , , , and so much more! Visit our galleries and giftshops to choose your favorites - or buy a gift voucher!

12/18/2023

This is what a quality arts education program looks like! Check out our Annual Student and Instructor Exhibition and explore the numerous , , , and works created in our Visual Arts Education program.

Learn more at https://www.workhousearts.org/student-instructors-2023

Collaboration of artist studios, galleries, art and wellness classes, theater, music, special events

Enjoy the animations and art of the Kinetic Candy Exhibition!While Kinetic Candy’s members are animators by vocation, th...
12/16/2023

Enjoy the animations and art of the Kinetic Candy Exhibition!

While Kinetic Candy’s members are animators by vocation, this exhibition explores how the artists take time to continue their artistic practices outside of their work - through traditional media and even more animation!

Stuart Little – The Great Mouse Detective (Animation Still) by Austin Fleck

Learn more and see some of the art at https://www.workhousearts.org/kinetic-candy

Enjoy a relaxing Sunday afternoon with the "The Light You Are" Sound Bath! The December Sound Bath summons these energie...
12/15/2023

Enjoy a relaxing Sunday afternoon with the "The Light You Are" Sound Bath!

The December Sound Bath summons these energies and in that brings out the 'Light' we are, emanating into the world for the joy of it all.

Learn more at https://www.workhousearts.org/calendar/sound-bath

The 9th Annual Glass National is on view for everyone to see!The exhibition is a highlight of the depth and breadth of c...
12/13/2023

The 9th Annual Glass National is on view for everyone to see!

The exhibition is a highlight of the depth and breadth of contemporary functional and sculptural glass artworks being created throughout the country. This is a unique opportunity to view and experience a variety of styles and techniques encompassing the glass artwork field today.

Learn more at https://www.workhousearts.org/9th-annual-glass-national

The Annual Student and Instructor Exhibition is on view at The Workhouse Arts Center! Explore the numerous paintings, dr...
12/12/2023

The Annual Student and Instructor Exhibition is on view at The Workhouse Arts Center!

Explore the numerous paintings, drawings, glass and clay works created in our Visual Arts Education program by students and instructors.

Learn more at https://www.workhousearts.org/student-instructors-2023

Thinking about taking a pottery course but not ready to commit? Take one of our Try Me Classes, Hand Building!Learn the ...
12/11/2023

Thinking about taking a pottery course but not ready to commit? Take one of our Try Me Classes, Hand Building!

Learn the basics with our expert instructors and learn how much fun it can be to create handmade objects out of clay.

Learn more and sign up at https://www.workhousearts.org/visual-arts-classes

WinterWorks is Tonight! Our festive WinterWorks event will feature holiday merriment, family-friendly activities for all...
12/09/2023

WinterWorks is Tonight!

Our festive WinterWorks event will feature holiday merriment, family-friendly activities for all ages, sweet treats, and more!

Learn more at https://www.workhousearts.org/winterworks

"Holidays…Hollowdays"  screening at the cost of a New Toy for the OAR Nova  Toy Drive!Holidays…Hollowdays, which won the...
12/08/2023

"Holidays…Hollowdays" screening at the cost of a New Toy for the OAR Nova Toy Drive!

Holidays…Hollowdays, which won the New York Film Festival Best Social Film of the Year award. This intense and powerful piece looks at the holiday season through the eyes of those incarcerated.

Instead of paying admission, please bring a new, unused toy to donate to our Toy Drive.
Learn more at https://www.workhousearts.org/calendar/holidays-hollowdays

12/07/2023

Join us for a thought-provoking film screening and discussion while helping the community too! In lieu of a fee, we ask that you donate to our toy drive.

Collaboration of artist studios, galleries, art and wellness classes, theater, music, special events

Don't miss the Second Saturday Art Walk this weekend! Check out the ever-changing art displays including glass, ceramics...
12/07/2023

Don't miss the Second Saturday Art Walk this weekend!

Check out the ever-changing art displays including glass, ceramics, paintings, photography, textiles, jewelry, and more. And don’t forget that most items in the studios are available to purchase so that you can give the most unique present out there!

Learn more here: https://www.workhousearts.org/calendar/second-saturday-art-walk-dec-2023

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9518 Workhouse Way
Lorton, VA
22079

Opening Hours

Wednesday 11am - 6pm
Thursday 11am - 6pm
Friday 11am - 6pm
Saturday 11am - 6pm
Sunday 12pm - 5pm

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