Meet the Artists at the Workhouse Arts Center

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Found inside the former Lorton Correctional Facility, the Workhouse Arts Center welcomes you to explore exhibits and meet talented artists. An easy drive from our Manassas, Virginia apartments, it draws thousands of visitors every year. The artists you can get to know include:

Cheryl Peasley 

A former elementary school teacher, Cheryl Peasley became interested in creative arts after retiring. She took several classes and found she enjoyed the challenges of lampworking. Cheryl used her newfound skills to make colorful glass beads in her garage. Today, she creates bracelets, earrings, and other beautiful jewelry pieces. 

Lura Bovee

Growing up, Lura Bovee used art as a way to express herself. She later graduated with degrees in Fine Arts and Counseling and Guidance. After working for Fairfax County providing mental health and social services, she retired and moved into a studio at Workhouse. Lura paints using oil on canvas. Her work is representational, and her pieces can add a splash of color to any home. 

Laura Bruce 

Not long after she learned to hold a pencil, Laura Bruce began painting and drawing. Both her mother and grandmother were painters. Art was the only subject that interested her in school, and she says that it’s the only thing that comes naturally. Today, Laura works in a range of mediums. Her pieces may include acrylics, colored pencils, or stained glass, and you never know what she’ll create next. 

The Workhouse Arts Center in Manassas also offers exhibits, culinary classes, and much more. After your visit, grab some of the best Mexican food in town. If you would like to call The Elms at Signal Hill Station home, please contact us. Our leasing team will offer a guided tour, so you can see the amenities and floor plans our apartments in Manassas, VA have to offer. 

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