Enjoy a special Thursday after-hours event at the Torpedo Factory Art Center. Browse open studios and galleries, interact with artists, and enjoy special programming. Check out our monthly lecture series Torpedo Talks at 8pm in the Main Hall, featuring some of the contemporary art world’s best-known artists, art curators, and art professionals. Stop by on your way to dinner and make an evening of it!
This December, join us for a reception in the Art League Gallery and a Pop-Up Shop in the Associates Gallery. At 8pm, join us in the Main Hall for a conversation with Sierra Leonean born immigrant, writer, and installation artist Desiree Venn Frederic as a part of our monthly Torpedo Talks. FREE
Nomadic & Creative: Art and the Immigrant Experience
Speaker: Desiree Venn Frederic
8 pm, Main Hall
- Desirée Venn Frederic is a social entrepreneur, installation artist, writer and activist whose work pulls heavily from her transnational experiences. She uses her work to negotiate multiple strata of marginalization being both undocumented yet identifying as an aboriginal indigenous woman. She shares her experiences as an artist, as well as her personal journey as an immigrant and how it has influenced her creative process.
About Torpedo Talks
Every Second Thursday of the month, join us at 8pm for a free discussion in the main hall. Created on the belief that the arts is for everyone, we invite a different contemporary artist, curator, or activist in the creative arts world to stop by and share their knowledge in a short power-packed talk. It’s a chance to get inspired while connecting with other open-minded folks in your area. To confirm your free seat, please register on this page. All are welcome (ie: share with your friends!)
Galleries and Receptions
6 – 8:30pm: Made in Alexandria Pop-up Shop – The Associates Gallery and 3rd Floor Landing
The Pop-up Shop returns for its 3rd year. The shop features art and fine craft from Torpedo Factory Artists’ Association members, all priced under $100. Join us inside the shop for snacks, festive music, and holiday cheer. During the reception, you can make a custom ornament keepsake.
7:30 pm: The Art League – Studio 21
Opening reception for December “Petite” exhibit and Open exhibit. Awards will be presented at 7:30 pm.