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Visual and Performing Arts

If you’re looking to soak in some culture, our area has a number of options that should fit the bill. A variety of art centers display the works of both renowned and local artists. If you’re looking to catch a play or other performance we have several local venues that will interest you. We’ve provided some links to our favorite destinations for you to explore.

Torpedo Factory Art Center
Nestled up to the Potomac River in Old Town Alexandria, this former torpedo factory offers 3 levels of studios and galleries where you can explore and purchase original artwork.

Workhouse Arts Center
A former workhouse for the District of Columbia, this arts center in Lorton opened its doors in September 2008. Despite still being developed, the Workhouse Arts Center offers tours of the grounds, art galleries, musical and theatrical performances and even various classes and workshops.

In the middle of Old Town Alexandria sits the Athenaeum which is home to the Northern Virginia Fine Arts Association. Offering include exhibitions by prominent local artists as well as performances by some of the area’s top musicians and actors.

Little Theatre of Alexandria
Founded in 1934, the Little Theatre of Alexandria is the DC area’s oldest award-winning theatre. If you’re looking to catch a musical or Broadway play this is the place you need to go.

Kennedy Center
Located on the banks of the Potomac River, the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts is a national jewel and a place that speaks to all types of tastes with its rich variety of performances, events, series and festivals.

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