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Lorton Workhouse Arts Center Events

Are you looking for new and exciting things to do around the area? You should check out the Workhouse Arts Center in Lorton if you haven’t been there before. In addition to a multitude of classes, exhibits, workshops and performances, they regularly host a variety of special events. Here are a few upcoming events that you might like to attend.

On July 3rd (Saturday), they will host a Patriotic Picnic. This is an all-day event, starting at 11 AM and ending at 9 PM. There will be live music throughout the day by Thrive, the New Dominion Choraliers and the Rebel Run Dixieland Band. Artists will be doing demos on the Quad and kids can stop by the Kid Zone Open House to create their own special piece of art work. You can bring food with you or purchase some when you get there. $10 picnic meals can be pre-ordered from the Workhouse’s website; American Bar-B-Que in Lorton is providing the food. The picnics will include 2 pieces of fried chicken, baked beans, cole slaw and a dinner roll; other food options and snacks will be available for purchase as well. American Bar-B-Que is a great local restaurant on Telegraph Road—we like to go there for lunch. They give you a LOT of food, but everything is delicious. The staff members are super-friendly and will get you whatever you need. 

The Second Annual Ice Cream Social will take place at the Workhouse on Saturday July 10th. Come out between 1 and 4 PM to escape the heat with a bowl of ice cream. A $15 donation to benefit the Lorton Arts Foundation Ceramics Program will get you a handmade bowl created by a resident artist, class instructor or student. You will get a raffle ticket with each purchase; someone will win a piece of art from a resident ceramics artist. The classic rock band Crosscut will be performing.

Susan Hall