Come to Workhouse Arts Center for a spectacular day of arts and entertainment, as we honor the 100th year of the Occoquan Workhouse! From former correctional facility, to thriving, one-of-a-kind arts community, the Workhouse has a history rich with significant and unforgettable milestones. The Lorton Arts Foundation has established in the Workhouse the region's most distinctive cultural arts center.
Don't miss artist demonstrations on the Quad, a Kid Zone Open House and the chance to visit with more than 100 studio artists as they work in their studios. In addition, the Workhouse will present two very special musical performance from The Classical WETA Players, a brass quintet of professional musicians, and legendary musician, Chuck Brown! Come help us pay tribute to a rich past, while celebrating the exciting new presence that the Workhouse brings to the community!
SCHEDULE OF EVENTS
Performance from "The Classical WETA Players", a brass quintet of professional musicians.
Visit with more than 125 artists in their studios and take in Artist Demos on the Quad and Kid Zone Open House!
Food vendors and Workhouse merchandise tent will be open
Performance from the Godfather of Go Go, "Chuck Brown"!
ABOUT CHUCK BROWN
Affectionately known as the Godfather of Go Go, Chuck Brown created the Go Go sound. He combined Latin beats, African call and response chants and American Jazz, throwing in a touch of soul with a continuous drumbeat. This nonstop dance music is and has been a trademark of original creative music from the nation's capital, Washington, DC, and has gained Chuck Brown worldwide fans!