Friday, July 6, 2012

Annual Ice Cream Social at the Workhouse Arts Center

Come out to the Workhouse and support the Ceramics Program at the 4th Annual Ice Cream Social on Saturday, July 7 from Noon- 4pm!

Bring the family, set up a picnic on the Quad and join us for a fun-filled, entertaining afternoon. You won’t want  to miss a visit by Fairfax County Fire Department Station #441 and pony rides by Tamarack Stables.  $15 will get you your very own handmade bowl, created by one of our students, instructors or resident artists. Tickets may be purchased onsite the day of the event. Local band, "State of Mind" will also be on hand to dish out their tunes!

Purchase a raffle ticket for $5 to win a free ceramics workshop (a $200 value).

All proceeds benefit the Lorton Arts Foundation and the Workhouse Ceramics Program.
Sponsors of the 4th Annual Ice Cream Social include: Hershey's Ice Cream, UNO Chicago Grill, Giant Food, Z Pizza, Tamarack Stables and other Local Businesses.

When:  Saturday, July 7, 2012 - 12:00pm- 4pm
Where: 9601 Ox Road, Lorton, VA, Building 8, Ceramics
 Price: $15

Immediately following the Ice Cream Social, there will be ART OUT LOUD 2012.

When: Saturday, July 7, 2012 - 4:00pm to 9:00pm
Price: Free, but there is a suggested donation of $5 or a can of food.
Where: 9601 Ox Rod, Lorton, VA, The Quad

Art Out Loud 2012 will feature an all-star cast of artists and musicians celebrating the impact of art on our daily lives. 

Dozens of artists will be on hand to present and discuss their latest artistic creations.  The Art Monkeys (Workhouse artists Mary Gallagher Stout and John Gascot) will be providing live painting demonstrations during the event. Live music will be provided by an eclectic musical roundup including:  Thrive, Starryville, Big Green Cherry, the 2012 award winning Philadelphia Woodland String Band (A.K.A. the Mummers), Cartoon Johnny, and Shade Parade.

Attendees will have the chance to give back to the community by donating a can of food to Food for Others! Bring any non-perishable food items including tuna, canned beans, peanut butter and cereal. Any and all donations are much appreciated!

End the night with a bang at the patriotic fireworks show at 9pm! Food and beverages to include soft drinks, beer and wine will also be available for sale.

All the Artist Buildings will be open, so you can walk around in air conditioning and talk to the artists about their work. Come to an art event that is like no other, great for the whole family! ~Jen