Center for the Arts

Who We Are

The mission of the Center for the Arts is: To enrich, entertain and celebrate our community through superior arts, education and programs.

What We Do

  • Arts classes for youth:

    pre-school through high school, visual and performance based. Examples: Classes in drawing, painting, cartooning, pottery, creative writing, theatre combat, acting, puppetry
  • Arts classes for adults:

    examples: ballroom dancing, watercolor, creative writing, calligraphy, jewelry making, photography, figure drawing, bookmaking, and oil painting
  • Summer Theatre Camps:

    twenty two sessions offered in Manassas, Woodbridge and Gainesville
  • Summer Art Camps:

    10 offered at our main facility, the Candy Factory
  • SummerSounds Concerts:

    free to the public, held at the Harris Pavilion in Old Town Manassas
  • Art Exhibits:

    professionally curated exhibits featuring the work of local, regional and international artists
  • Pied Piper Theatre:

    an immersion theatre arts experience for young people, integrating all aspects of theatre production. Examples of past productions: Charlotte's Web; Mulan Jr.; The Sound of Music
  • Rooftop Productions:

    Center for the Arts Community Theatre Company performing two productions annually
  • Past Time Prime Time Players - Acting for Seniors:

    Theatre workshops for senior citizens incorporating theatre games and technical exercises in a storytelling framework
  • Arts on the Go:

    Four modules, each of which is a self-contained interactive exhibit, enabling us to take the art room directly into Prince William County, Manassas & Manassas Park elementary schools. Each module supports teacher activities reflecting Standards of Learning objectives in art and science

Who We Serve

The Center for the Arts serves the general population of Prince William County, the Cities of Manassas & Manassas Park and the surrounding region. 59,848 adults and children participated in or attended events put on by the Center.

Contact Us

Our official name is: Center for the Arts - Greater Manassas/Prince William County

We are sometimes known as: Center for the Arts @ the Candy Factory

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