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The Late Shift: Summer Fling

August 10, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Close out summer with a good ol’ fashioned dance party covering the nearly five decades of the Art Center. ??

Enjoy feel-good pop hits from the 70s, 80s, 90s, and more. Put on your boogie shoes or blue suede shoes and get footloose with us! ? ? ?

Retro dress highly encouraged.

  • Reception for Illuminate, a special glow-in-the-dark exhibition in the Target Gallery. Hands-on project and additional artists comments at 8 pm
  • Hands-on workshops for New Art/New Voices with emerging artists Han Sol JeonMichelle Chen, and Shani Shih in the New Project Studio (Studio 8)
  • Show your Art Center school dance spirit! Stop by our “School Spirit Banner-Making Mural project” and contribute to your decade’s Late Shift: Summer Fling banner
  • Make a Late Shift corsage at a DIY table before dancing all night on our Summer Fling dancefloor
  • Take a photo with your sweetheart at a “Late Shift: Summer Fling” selfie station
  • Hands-on art project with sculptor and art school graduate Sara Roberts in the Post-Grad Residency studio
  • “Summer Fling” Video art projection on the waterfront side of the Torpedo Factory Art Center building from 8:30pm – 10pm, provided by video artist/comic book artist/musician Nguyen Khoi Nguyen
  • Filmmaker/Video artist and Visual Arts Coordinator at the Strathmore Gabrielle Tillenburg invites you to walk down memory lane as she projects a looping video installation of every major prom/homecoming/school dance scene from the past 40 years of American cinema and television, titled “Enchantment Under the Sea”
  • In Site 2 Community Gallery, visit Off the Grid, created by Kelli Schollard-Sincock of Inspiration Matterz.
  • Pop-up art demonstrations throughout the building.
  • DJ Starchild spins a special 3-hour retro “Summer Fling” set from 7 pm – 10 pm, featuring hits from the 70s, 80s, 90s, and today.
  • Who will be the “Late Shift: Summer Fling” King and Queen? Find out how you can nominate yourself or a friend — details on our Facebook and Instagram pages.
  • Three floors of art studios and galleries to explore all night.

FREE, but RSVP requested.




August 10, 2018
7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Torpedo Factory Art Center
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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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.