Workhouse Arts Center Partners with Occoquan’s WinterFest

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2nd Sat Art Walk Dec

In an effort to bring the two communities together, the Workhouse Arts Center will partner with Occoquan River Communities during Occoquan’s WinterFest holiday celebration on Saturday, December 12 as part of the Workhouse’s monthly 2nd Saturday Art Walk from 6:00–9:00 pm. PWL A free shuttle service between Occoquan and the Workhouse will be provided by Occoquan Transportation Company.

Guests can tour seven unique studio buildings, mix and mingle with artists, buy original works of art, experience ever-changing exhibitions and meet featured artists, all while enjoying light refreshments and music. In the spirit of the WinterFest holiday celebrations, this month’s 2nd Saturday Art Walk will feature fire pits and sing-along caroling.

On display through January 17, 2016 is the Inaugural Workhouse Glass National 2015 exhibition featuring the breadth of contemporary glass work being created throughout the United States. Juried by Maurine Littleton, this 1st Annual Workhouse Glass National Exhibition was created from an “Open Call” for functional and/or sculptural glass artworks. Stop by the W-16 Vulcan Gallery.

December Featured Artists include Cindy Silas (Gallery 5), Joan Hutten (Gallery 6), a group glass exhibition (Gallery 7), a group exhibition (Gallery 8), and Karen Chin (Gallery 9). Each featured artists’ work will be on exhibition for the entire month of November and will showcase the unique talents of each artist.

“Let it Snow,” by Feature Artist Cindy Silas, offers a variety of one-of-a-kind handmade snowflake art jewelry, gifts, and décor. Every piece begins with an original design, 3D printed textures, and copper metal clay. Layers of 24K gold, fine silver, and vitreous enamel are added by firing each piece several times in a 1500ºF kiln. Perfect for Holiday gifts!

Joan Hutten provides a new collection, Explorations in Space and Time, which begins with a basic fiber technique; dyeing, weaving or sewing. In both subject matter and technique, she reaches out in new directions to explore her universe. See her exhibition in Building W-6.

The social atmosphere of the monthly art walk makes it the perfect destination for a date night or girls’ night out, as well as for art collectors and art appreciation groups alike. These monthly events are also perfect for family art outings. For more information about this free event, visit

For more information about Occoquan’s WinterFest on Saturday, December 12, visit


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