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Second Thursday Art Night

April 13, 2017 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Enjoy an special after-hours event at the Torpedo Factory Art Center every month. Browse open studios and galleries, interact with artists, grab a bronut, and enjoy special programming.

In April, we celebrate National Poetry Month with The Art of Poetry. This month’s line-up features receptions for Ephemera in Target Gallery, Newly Juried Artists in The Associates Gallery, and Open Exhibit in The Art League. Write a poem in the Alexandria Archaeology Museum (Studio 327) that’s inspired by the 18th-century ship found on the Alexandria waterfront. Welcome Samantha Sethi, the spring post-graduate resident, as she starts her three months in Studio 12. Write letters to the President with performance artist Sheryl Oring’s I Wish to Say project. The Northern Virginia chapter of the American Institute of Architects celebrates National Architecture Week with hands-on art projects. As always, EatsPlace has the beer and victuals.

Full Schedule

  • All Evening
    • Local architects from AIA Northern Virginia invite visitors to explore their exhibition and take part in a series of DIY projects, including a matching game, a drawing project, and Scrap City.
    • Sheryl Oring’s I Wish to Say gives people a chance to write postcards to the President. Starting in 2004, this project has sent more than 3,200 postcards to the White House over the past 13 years. Oring sets up a portable public office – complete with a manual typewriter – and invites people to write postcards to the President.
    • Be it a haiku or an ode, write a poem in honor of the historic ship that crews discovered just a few blocks away. Learn about the ship and efforts to preserve it in the Alexandria Archaeology Museum.
    • The Associates Gallery (Studio 311) features the work of the Newly Juried Artists.
  • 7 pm: Target Gallery – Studio 2
    Ephemera reception with Juror’s Talk
    The newest exhibition in Target Gallery features the work of 22 national and international artists who contemplate themes of nature, time, memory, and brevity.
  • 7:30 pm: The Art League – Studio 21
    Open Exhibit reception with awards

Save the Date

Thursday, May 11
Join us as we celebrate “Everyone Has a Story”

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April 13, 2017
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6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Torpedo Factory Art Center
Phone:
703-746-4570
Email:
torpedofactory@alexandriava.gov

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Torpedo Factory Art Center
105 N. Union St.
Alexandria, VA 22314
Telephone: Please use the staff directory
Email: torpedofactory@alexandriava.gov
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Building Hours

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.