Workhouse Arts Center  in Lorton (Mary Davidson/PotomacLocal.com)

LORTON, Va. — If standing in long lines late at night before your Thanksgiving meals settles in your stomach doesn’t sound appealing, the Workhouse Arts Center has a better idea.

The local arts hub will feature Escape to Black Friday where more than 100 artist are set to gather across 70 studios, in nine galleries at the center in Lorton.

More in a press release from the Workhouse:

Bring the family for cookies and cider, free artist demonstrations and workshops, to include glass blowing and ceramics, throughout the day.

Visit early to get the best local art, ceramics, glass, paintings, fiber, and more; many made specifically with your shopping needs and budget in mind. Along with art made year-round in studios, you will find practical crafts, holiday ornaments and decorations to own.

The Workhouse offers the perfect opportunity to meet artists while learning about their process and studio experience.

While shopping for local art, enjoy local food from the Workhouse Farmers Market – on campus, 11am – 3pm, or grab lunch from the Workhouse Café. Stay late to be part of the free opening reception for 30×30:30 Works in 30 Days exhibition, in the McGuireWoods Gallery in building 16, 5pm – 7pm.

A percentage of all sales during Escape to Black Friday go to support the Workhouse exhibitions and educational programming.