The Workhouse Art Center is host to many special events throughout the year; anything from ballroom dances, golf tournaments, the Collector's Showcase and much, much more.Be sure to check back often for the most up-to-date events and happenings at the Workhouse!Having trouble registering online? No problem; call us and we can register you over the phone at 703-584-2900.
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Collectors Showcase Premier Package
Join us for our annual Collectors Showcase, an exhibit that culminates with an exciting lottery-style auction to benefit the arts, education and history programs of the Workhouse. All ticket holders can enjoy the evening of fine food, drinks, music and art.
The Premier Package guarantees the ticket holder to be in the 1-10 range of the art lottery.
$500 couple / $450 individual
Saturday, March, 4, 7-10pm
McGuireWoods Gallery, Building W-16
Collectors Showcase Standard Package
The Standard Package ticket holders will be drawn in 11+ range of the art lottery.
$300 couple / $250 individual
Collectors Showcase Attendee Package
The Attendee Package does not include entry to art lottery.
$100 couple / $75 individual
All ages, All skill levels, No experience necessary!
Feed your artistic cravings!
Tease all of your senses in an interactive epicurean meld of creative cuisine and fine art! We supply all the raw materials & instruction in this fun, immersive, environment. During each session, students will broaden horizons as they craft unique cocktails (or “mock-tails” for the little ones), discover new culinary tastes and techniques and create an original work of art. Tempting themes designed to inspire creativity will guide the recipes and artistic media used each month. Under the instruction of a chef, students will prepare a small-plates style sampler, along with a specialty drink or two prior to indulging in the visual arts portion of the evening led by a professional artist/instructor. Come join us in this art-making and culinary adventure sure to satisfy your artistic appetite. Bring your friends, family, or come alone! All are welcome! Interested in booking your own “Artistic Palate” for your upcoming bridal shower, work gathering or reunion? Inquire at email@example.com today.
Tuition: $80 per person
Occurs every first Friday of the month from 6-9pm.
Hostage/Crises Negotiation: How the FBI Saves Lives
The Workhouse Prison Museum 2017 Annual Lecture Series is pleased to present Hostage/Crises Negotiation: How the FBI Saves Lives with featured speaker Dr. Thomas Strentz, retired FBI Special Agent, a professional anti-terrorism expert with a background in hostage taking, negotiations and survival.
All programs are free with a suggested donation of $10. Please register online at WorkhouseArts.org or call 703-854-2900 for more information.
About the Workhouse Prison Museum:
The Workhouse Prison Museum opened to the public in 2009 and is entirely supported by private contributions. It is located in Building W-9 at the Workhouse Arts Center. The Museum was created to present an overview of some of the interesting and significant events that took place at the District of Columbia’s Correctional Complex at Lorton from its opening in 1910 until the last prison left in 2001. Your support for the museum is appreciated.
It is anticipated that a new, permanent museum will open in the summer of 2017. The premiere exhibit will honor the courageous suffragists who were imprisoned at the Workhouse in 1917, a century ago.
Women's Voices Usher in a Sexual Revolution Changing
Women and America Forever
The Workhouse Prison Museum 2017 Annual Lecture Series is pleased to present Women in the Cold War: Women’s Voices Usher in a Sexual Revolution Changing Women and America Forever with featured speaker Alice Reagan, Associate Professor, Northern Virginia Community College. Wednesday, March 8, 7:30-9:00 pm, W-3 Theatre.
History in the Making- a New Workhouse for the 21st Century
The Workhouse Prison Museum 2017 Annual Lecture Series is pleased to present History in the Making—a New Workhouse for the 21st Century, with featured speaker Ava Spece, President and CEO, Workhouse Arts Foundation.
Note: Due to historically high demand for tickets to the lecture series, patrons who reserve tickets are requested to arrive no later than 7:15pm on the night of the event to claim their tickets. Any unclaimed tickets may be distributed to stand-by patrons beginning at 7:20pm on the night of the event.
Wednesday April 12th, 2017 at 7:30pm
Will-Call/Ticketing open at 6:45pm; Theatre doors open at 7pm
Tickets: Free, Suggested Donation of $10
Venue: W-3 Theatre
The Workhouse Arts Center is a program of the Workhouse Arts Foundation.
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