Workhouse Arts Center

Cause Area

  • Arts & Culture
  • Community
  • Education & Literacy


9518 Workhouse WayLorton, VA 22079 United States

Organization Information

Mission Statement

The Workhouse Arts Foundation helps to grow and support a vibrant arts center that offers engaging opportunities and inspiring experiences in visual and performing arts, education classes, historical perspective, community engagement, and personal enrichment. The Workhouse Arts Center is a regionally and nationally recognized innovative collaborative that maintains the following core values: high-quality arts and education programs; fiscal responsibility; exemplary governance, and community engagement.


Transformed from the former Workhouse prison, the Workhouse Arts Center is the perfect environment for inspiration and creativity. Stroll through our historic campus and meet more than 70 artists working on site in their open studios. Explore 11 renovated buildings, local, national and international exhibits in 12 galleries, 5 studio buildings. View historic objects and uncover the history of the former Workhouse prison when you visit the Workhouse Prison Museum. Discover your inner artist with over 500 different arts education opportunities for all ages and skill levels. Join us for a variety of exciting live theatrical performances and concerts in our W-3 Theatre. Whether you are an experienced art enthusiasts or seeking a new adventure, you are bound to find something new to discover at the Workhouse Arts Center.


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