Art Party: Friday, March 23 7 – 10 pm | Awards @ 9 pm
Target Gallery’s popular annual exhibition and art sale, March150, returns to the Torpedo Factory Art Center for the 8th year. Proceeds benefit future exhibitions and programs at Target Gallery and the Torpedo Factory.
Target Gallery, the contemporary exhibition space for the Torpedo Factory, collected more than $13,000 in 2017 through March150. This yearly all-media exhibition features over 200 works created by artists local to Alexandria and the greater D.C. region. The only requirement to be on view in the exhibition is that artists needed to use the gallery-supplied 10” x 10” panel. All work in the show is priced at $150.
“March150 is a perpetual favorite with patrons and local artists alike,” said Leslie Mounaime, director of Target Gallery. “This exhibition is a low-pressure environment. It encourages new collectors to buy original art, exposes seasoned collectors to new local artists, and sets the stage for artists to test new techniques and ideas.”
March150 Art Party
Target Gallery is partnering with the Factory Society, an independent young-patrons group that supports the Torpedo Factory, for the March150 Art Party on Friday, March 23; 7 – 10 p.m. Guests have an opportunity to mingle with other art enthusiasts and meet many of the artists who have artwork on view in the show. All art is priced at $100 exclusively during the Party.
The evening also features music by DJ Vico Vibez, hands-on artmaking with Alexandria Office of the Arts’ Mobile Art Lab, and a green-screen photo booth provided by the American Geosciences Institute. Hors d’oeuvres provided by Catering by Seasons and the wine was hand-selected by Sonoma Cellar. Tickets are $25 in advance; $30 at the door.
Artist awards will be given by The Art League, the Torpedo Factory Artists’ Association, Factory Society, and Friends of the Torpedo Factory. Party attendees can vote for the People’s Choice Award, with a prize presented by Target Gallery.Get Your Tickets
Sneak Peek at Late Shift
Sneak a peek and build your wishlist at a special preview of the 2018 March150 Special Exhibition & Art Sale. Proceeds benefit future exhibitions and programs in Target Gallery and the Torpedo Factory Art Center.
Hear Post-Grad artist Lyric Prince share about her experiences at the Torpedo Factory. In the New Project Studio, welcome Shadé Reneé, the emerging artist selected for Experimentation/Exploration, a partnership with Olly Olly celebrating emerging artists in the region. Join us in the main hall for a special reception honoring GMU students with with zines curated by Christopher Kardambikis and available for sale at the Torpedo Factory Gift Shop.About The Late Shift: Sneak Peek