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45th Anniversary Salute

September 15 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm

On this date in 1974, Torpedo Factory Art Center officially opened its doors to the public. Join us for an afternoon honoring 45 years of history and toast to the founding artists of the Art Center.

Remarks start at 3:30 pm.


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Special guests:

  • The Honorable Donald Sternoff Beyer, United States Representative for Virginia’s 8th Congressional District
  • The Honorable Justin Wilson, Mayor of the City of Alexandria
  • Marian Van Landingham, founder and first director of the Torpedo Factory Art Center
Pictured: Marian Van Landingham speaking at the Art Center Dedication during Alexandria’s Bicentennial Celebration, July 13, 1974.


September 15
2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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105 N. Union St.
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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