Workhouse Brewfest, now in its fourth year, is a marriage between the arts, entertainment, and brews. Saturday, Sept. 14, from 1-8 p.m. the event took place in the Workhouse Art Center in Lorton. The Art Center, once a prison, closed in 2001, now carries six artist studio buildings, main galleries and a theatre, supporting more than 100 professionals and emerging artists with affordable studios and galleries to exhibit their work.
The Workhouse became a backdrop to Brewfest, in which guests could wonder in the galleries to appreciate the art with the opportunity to purchase a piece and to talk to some of the artists hard at work in their studio. In addition to the art, Brewfest consisted of more than 100 samples from more than 30 Virginia breweries, bands, and lawn games. A perfect day out to relax and catch up with friends.
Brewfest is made possible by Fairfax County, the Fairfax County Park Authority, Celebrate Fairfax, and visit Fairfax as part of their greater plan to boost the local economy: encourage entrepreneurs and innovation, promote the arts, hospitality and tourism, and help cultivate a vibrant, energized community.