Much has changed in response to the pandemic, from social life to small business momentum has either slowed down or ground to a halt. However, in response to this many people have found ways to allow people to live life while striving to make sure concerns for their health have been taken into account. Whether it was the return of the drive-in theater or the resurgence of vinyl records people have been finding ways to live their lives under the cloud of world-wide viral pandemic.
The Workhouse Arts Center in Lorton is one such group who has found a way to provide their community with an outlet to live life which became the Community Market. The market was created last year as a way for local vendors to offer a variety of crafts, food, and other products to the community.
“The Community Market was developed last year in response to the closing of non-essential business across the country. We saw our expansive grounds as an opportunity to provide a COVID-safe, outdoor environment for local and small business owners to reconnect with their patrons,” says Erin Wright, events rental manager for the Workhouse.
Wright, along with the Workhouse’s Chief Development Officer, Elena Romanova, and our Development Associate, Kristen Murray, masterminded the creation of the market to help the vendors who lost their regular markets due to the pandemic.
According to Wright, the response to the market has been overwhelmingly positive by…