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The Workhouse Arts Center: From Prision to Art Center

This Wednesday, August 18, the Workhouse Arts Center is hosting a free exhibit called “Prison to Art Center: 100 Years at the Workhouse Exhibit.” The exhibit will run from 11:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. in the Workhouse Arts Center Gallery Building on the 2nd floor. The building is located at 9601 Ox Road in Lorton, VA.

Come learn about the transition from a correctional facility to a thriving art community. The Workhouse was established by the Lorton Arts Foundation and guests will be able to learn about the rich past and milestones that lead to the current arts center. For more information about the exhibit you can call 703-584-2900.

If you miss the exhibit on Wednesday, there’s more. The Workhouse is inviting the public to join the opening reception on Sunday, August 22 from 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. The community is also invited to join the Centennial Celebration of the Workhouse on September 4.

Lorton's Juried Photographic Competition Exhibition

The 2nd Annual Juried Photographic Competition Exhibition is being presented by The Workhouse Arts Center until August 15 in Gallery W-16. The exhibit includes photographic images submitted by both professional and amateur photographers. Each artist submitted up to 3 different photographs for the competition.

The artists are all at least 18 years old and the deadline for their submissions was June 12. An awards reception occurred on Sunday, July 25, but the exhibit is still open for public viewing on the second floor of the Gallery Building.

The gallery is open Wednesday through Saturday 11:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. and Sunday 12:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.