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Second Thursday Art Night

August 11, 2016 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Enjoy a special after-hours event at the Torpedo Factory Art Center every month. Browse open studios and galleries, interact with artists, and enjoy special programming. Stop by on your way to dinner and make an evening of it!

Before the season wraps up, enjoy an Endless Summer evening during the August Second Thursday Art Night. With five exhibition openings, live music and outdoor painting, it will be quite a diverting evening.

  • 6:30, 7:30 pm: Learn about Alexandria’s Civil War hospitals, including the real Mansion House Hospital, made famous by  the PBS series Mercy Street,  in the Alexandria Archaeology Museum (Studio 327).
  • 6:30 pm: Public reception for Magic and Color in Sites 2 & 3 (located on the 2nd and 3rd floor hallway by the elevator) with treats provided by Tango Pastry.
  • 7 pm: Wade Kramm talks about his minimalist installations in Dotted Space in Target Gallery (Studio 2).
  • 7:30 pm: Opening reception for Landschap and Taking Shape in The Art League Gallery (Studio 21).

Attend receptions and meet the artists in Decathect: a verb in The Associates Gallery (Studio 311) and Materialized Magic: Mythical Creatures in a Yarn Artistry Habitat in the New Project Studio (Studio 8).

The Glimpses, an Alexandria folk rock/Americana duo, performs all evening in the main hall. The 8 pm set features video projections of visiting artist Monica Stroik‘s work.

At 7 pm, Hector Munoz play harp at Site 3 and Rowan Clarke plays covers and originals on her ukulele in Studio 7.

Outside, sit side-by-side with some of the Torpedo Factory’s artists to paint plein air by the waterfront.


August 11, 2016
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Alexandria, VA 22314
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Daily10 am - 6 pm*
Thursdays10 am - 9 pm
*The Torpedo Factory sometimes closes at 5 pm for private events. Check Today’s Hours to see if this could affect your visit. *Artists maintain their own studio hours. It's best to confirm availability before your visit. *The Torpedo Factory is closed for New Year's Day, Easter, Independence Day, Thanksgiving, and Christmas. Target Gallery has limited availability during City holidays.

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Torpedo Factory Art Center is part of the City of Alexandria Office of the Arts, a division of the Department of Recreation, Parks and Cultural Activities.