Center for the Arts

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Center for the Arts
Center for the Arts
Center for the Arts
Center for the Arts
Center for the Arts
Center for the Arts

Center for the Arts

Who We Are

The Center for the Arts of Greater Manassas and Prince William County’s vision is “a community enriched through creative arts”. Our mission is to enrich the creative community by:

  • Engaging people of all ages
  • Celebrating diversity
  • Fostering innovation
  • Cultivating collaboration and communication

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  and Ballroom 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 at least 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.


Contact Us

Our official name is: Center for the Arts of Greater Manassas/Prince William County.  We are sometimes known as: Center for the Arts @ the Candy Factory.