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“See the museum.”

Workhouse Arts Center
Ranked #2 of 14 things to do in Lorton
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Owner description: The Workhouse Arts Center, once a former prison, is now a flourishing arts community that is home to over 100 of the finest regional artists, with a rich local and national history. The Workhouse has a beautiful campus open year round to the public, with eight artist studio buildings, two main galleries, a prison museum, cafe, gift shop, art supply store, new Youth Arts Center and W-3 Theatre. New performances at the Workhouse W-3 Theatre include: Comedy Nights, a Cabaret Series, Dinner and a Movie Nights, as well as Children’s Theatre programs. The Workhouse offers over 200 educational opportunities for all age groups and skill levels.
Reviewed July 7, 2012

I visited the museum first, which was a little hard to find, but worth the effort. The museum is about the history of the buildings the art center is in. It's small - hoping to expand - but has a good exhibit on the suffragists who were imprisoned there as well as items found in archeological digs. I only went to the artists in the same building as the museum, but enjoyed what I saw: well-lit studios with work for sale as well as working artists creating items.

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