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Melissa Dobbs, founder/president, Metropolitan Fine Arts Center and John Mason, president and CEO of the Lorton Arts Foundation, at the Workhouse Arts Center ribbon-cutting for MFAC studio at building W-4.

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Performing Arts High School Opens At Workhouse Arts Center in Lorton

Programs offer artistic balance to campus, financial assistance to Lorton Arts Foundation.

Metropolitan School of the Arts President and Founder Melissa Dobbs saw the news as a call for help, and a blessing of an opportunity: In mid-June, 2012, a story appeared in the newspaper explaining that the Workhouse Arts Center in Lorton was in a financial crisis.

Dance Studio Moves Into Workhouse Arts Center

Metropolitan Fine Arts Center (MFAC) of Alexandria has officially moved into the Workhouse Arts Center in Lorton. The new studio at the Workhouse Arts Center, building W-4, is 7,000 square feet, much larger than their former location in Fairfax Station, allowing for more classes and performance space.

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