Workhouse 2nd Saturday Art Walk

Saturday, Jan. 8 — On the second Saturday of every month (which is today this month), the Workhouse hosts an “art walk” to showcase the diverse work of more than 150 visual artists who display their works among the facility’s seven buildings. The Workhouse, situated on the grounds of the former Lorton Correctional Complex, is a Woodbridge neighbor and is located just a half-mile or so north across the Occoquan River on Route 123 (see map).

From 6-9 pm, guests can tour seven studio buildings, mix and mingle with artists, buy original works of art, view some of the ever-changing exhibitions and meet featured artists, and enjoy light refreshment and music. These art walks are perfect for a date night, family art outings, or just an interesting way to spend a cold winter evening (at least for those not inclined to hunker down and watch the two NFL playoff games tonight).

About the Workhouse (from the arts center website):
“The Workhouse Arts Center, a program of the Lorton Arts Foundation, provides essential visual and performing arts studio and exhibition space as well as engaging arts education programs for people of all ages and artistic abilities. Set on 55 acres of land in the historic D.C. Workhouse and Reformatory, the Workhouse provides a home for more than 150 of the regions finest professional and emerging artists as well as cooperative studios, performance and theatre venues, dedicated gallery space, and event facilities.”

The Workhouse Arts Center: http://www.workhousearts.org/index.php

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