Workhouse Arts Center

  • 9518 Workhouse Way
  • Lorton, VA 22079
  • PHONE:
  • (703) 584-2900
  • Details

    A prison transformed into an Arts Center! Amazing!

    Free and open to the public; housed in the National Historic Registry buildings on the Workhouse Arts Center campus. The Workhouse Arts Center is also included in the NOVA Arts and Cultural District, a groundbreaking multi-jurisdictional partnership of a vibrant pocket of arts, outdoor activities, artisans, restaurants, and entertainment.

    Located in Lorton, Virginia, on 55 acres once occupied by the historic Occoquan Workhouse prison, the Workhouse Arts Center is a vibrant community of visual artists, performing artists, and arts educators working together to serve over 100,000 visitors annually from communities throughout Fairfax County, the greater Northern Virginia region, and around the country.

    Nearly 100 regional artists create or exhibit their art at the Workhouse, and the Workhouse annually hosts more than 100 arts exhibitions, 300 performances, and 800 arts education classes, in addition to exciting events like Workhouse Fireworks and Brewfest.

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  • Events

    Madhaunters Madhouse at the…

    • Workhouse Arts Center

    Virginia's scariest haunted attraction returns to the Workhouse Arts Center in Lorton, VA this…

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    Fourth Friday SCAPE Night

    • Workhouse Arts Center
    • Recurring monthly on the 4th Friday until October 27, 2017

    Join us at the Workhouse Arts Center on the fourth Friday of each month to enjoy special…

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    Tour de Mount Vernon

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    • November 4, 2017

    On Saturday November 4th, 2017 the 2nd Annual "Tour de Mount Vernon" is a 35 mile robust bike…

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    Second Saturday Art Walk

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    • Recurring monthly on the 2nd Saturday until December 9, 2017

    Join us from 6p-9p on the Second Saturday of each month to discover all the Workhouse Arts Center…

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    Centennial Commemoration of the…

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    • November 12, 2017

    Join the Turning Point Suffragist Memorial Association and the Workhouse Lucy Burns…

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