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Workhouse Arts Center
9518 Workhouse Way
Lorton, Virginia 22079

The Workhouse Arts Foundation, Inc. is thrilled to announce that AUTOWORKS Festival, Celebrating the Art of the Automobile, will take place, in the Workhouse Arts Center North Parking Lot on Oct. 1, 2022, with a rain date of Oct. 2, 2022. The event is free to the general public. There is a $30 car registration for Individuals who would like to participate by showcasing their classic cars. For more information visit the Workhouse Arts Center website.

According to Leon Scioscia, President and CEO (Workhouse Arts Foundation, Inc.): “The Workhouse is inviting car enthusiasts from the greater District, Maryland and Virginia (DMV) area to come to the historic Workhouse campus and proudly show off their classic automobiles. The per car registration donation will benefit the non-profit Workhouse Arts Center’s many vital arts programs.”

While the exact schedule and events are still being developed, the tentative schedule will shape up as indicated below:
• 9:00 am – 10:00 am – Car Arrivals
• 10:00am – 10:15am – Opening Ceremony
• 10:15am – 1:15pm – Car Judging
• 1:15pm – 1:30pm – Engine Start – LeMans Style
• 1:30pm – 2:00pm – Awards Ceremony
• 2:30:pm – 3:00pm – Cars Depart

For the most up to date information about this annual event, including how to register, food/drink options, and car classification categories, please visit

About Workhouse Arts Center

The Workhouse Arts Center, a project of the Workhouse Arts Foundation, helps to grow and support a vibrant arts center that offers engaging opportunities and inspiring experiences for all in visual and performing arts, education classes, historical perspective, community engagement and personal enrichment. The Workhouse is housed at a unique historical property–a 55-acre portion of the DC Correctional Complex’s former campus in Lorton, VA that dates back to 1910. After the complex’s closure in 2001, Fairfax County leadership and an adaptive reuse task force transformed the site into a community arts center where people could learn about, participate in, and be inspired by the region’s and nation’s best visual and performing arts talent, and come together for festivals and community building. Opened in 2008, the Workhouse Arts Center now curates and presents a dozen art exhibitions from local, regional and national artists. It houses nearly 65 resident and associate artists who produce 70-plus annual shows, presents 300 performing arts events and offers over 300 education classes, engaging nearly 100,000 people annually.

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