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.
The Workhouse Arts Center, recognized on the historic registry, has ideal locations for your special events. Epicure and Culture recently recognized the Workhouse on its national list of “best re-purposed historic buildings.”
McGuireWoods Gallery: This 2,700 square foot space makes an elegant backdrop for receptions, seated dinners or corporate events. The gallery features large windows, beautiful hardwood floors, an audio system and USB compatible TV. For a seated dinner the gallery can accommodate 120 guests, and for a cocktail style event it can accommodate 200 guests.
Rizer Pavilion: The Rizer Pavilion is located on the 61,000 square foot quad which is at the center of the Workhouse campus. The seasonal pavilion tent is 5,000 square feet and can accommodate 300 guests. The tent has side panels that can be removed for an open air event or closed in multiple configurations depending on the need. Within the tent there is lighting, a sound system and a stage.