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Summer Demos

The Torpedo Factory Artists’ Association

May 27 - September 2

Every summer Saturday (May 27 – September 2) the Torpedo Factory Artists' Association members give formal demonstrations of their work. The schedule for August/September is below: August 5 11:30 am Susan Sherwin, Studio 320 • Oil Painting 1:30 pm Stephen Sherwin, Studio 316 • Glass 3:30 pm Zoya Gutina, Studio 318 • Beading August 12 11:30 am Jamaliah Morais, Studio 25 • Asian Brush Painting 1:30 pm Cindy Richmond, Studio 3 • Oil Painting 3:30 pm Alison Sigethy, Studio 307 • Glass August 19 11:30 am Don…

Sheldon Scott: the Finest Amenities

Torpedo Factory Art Center

July 9 - August 31

In July and August, DC-based artist Sheldon Scott continues the community dialogue surrounding his latest piece "the Finest Amenities" with a micro-exhibition in the New Project Studio (Studio 8).

Sarah Nesbitt: Making Sense of What We Have

Target Gallery

July 13 - September 3

Opening Reception: Thursday, July 13th 6 - 8 pm | Artist Talk 7 pm Target Gallery, the contemporary exhibition space for the Torpedo Factory Art Center, welcomes Detroit-based mixed-media artist Sarah Nesbitt for her first solo exhibition in the greater D.C. metropolitan area. Nesbitt’s show arrives at a time where our society, the media, and government aim to establish a concrete line between fact and opinion, history and myth, evidence and conspiracy theory. She studies forgeries, censorship, the writing and…

“Shorelines” New Photography by Sarah Hood Salomon

July 31 - September 3

Multiple Exposures Gallery presents "Shorelines," new photography by Sarah Hood Salomon.  Sarah is MEG's newest member and this is her first solo show at the gallery.  The exhibition runs from July 31 to September 3, 2017. The Opening Reception and artist's talk is Saturday, August 5, 3:00 to 5:00 pm.

Flexibility in Clay: Gymnastics and Gyrations

Scope Gallery

July 31 @ 10:00 am - September 3 @ 6:00 pm

Potters show an array of possibilities in the medium of clay. Potters play with clay, shaping, molding and stretching dramatically beyond in a medium with imagination. With the Ceramic Guild

Summer Fun

Potomac Fiber Arts

August 1 - August 27

Inspiration: How we while away the hours of summer

All Heated Up


August 1 - September 4

Exciting bold colors are shown in the Enamelists work.

TAGteam Opens in TAG (The Associates Gallery) at the Torpedo Factory Art Center

The Torpedo Factory Artists’ Association

August 1 @ 8:00 am - August 21 @ 5:00 pm

Reception on August 10 from 6:00 pm – 8:30 pm TAGteam, a dynamic, mixed media exhibition featuring the work of 28 Torpedo Factory Artists, will open in TAG (Gallery 311) at the Torpedo Factory Art Center on August 2, 2017.  For this show, each TAG member has invited another Torpedo Factory Artist to display a work of art that complements, visually flows, feels similar, or has the same subject matter as a piece of their own. The viewer is invited to…

Art Materials Market

The Torpedo Factory Artists’ Association

August 26 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

The Torpedo Factory Artists’ Association’s 5th Annual Art Materials Market will be on Saturday, August 26 from 10:00 am – 4:00 pm. Art Materials Market vendors and Torpedo Factory Artists will be selling or trading a variety of art supplies for use across all visual media. You can expect to find common items like brushes, paints, easels, and fabric, but also be prepared for more unique finds. We will also have a large free table you can take from or add…

Patterns Abound

August 29 - October 1

Inspiration: In industry, nature, all around us

VAP Presentation: Donna Lomangino & Marine Weiss

The Torpedo Factory Artists’ Association

August 31 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm

Donna Lomangino • Arlington, VA • Studio 308; August & September Marine Weiss • Alexandria, VA • Studio 328; August Join us in the main hall of the Torpedo Factory Art Center while Lomangino and Weiss discuss their work. A meet-the-artists reception begins at 5:30 pm, with the presentations starting at 6:00 pm.

Table for Two

Scope Gallery

September 4 @ 10:00 am - October 1 @ 6:00 pm

Artists take themselves out to lunch as they craft work made for two. Intimate and paired work does a pas de deux with pottery, fashioning sets of shakers, sugar and creamers and tea ware for two. Romantic patterns, cozy bowls and compact servers make it a date. With the Ceramic Guild

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Alexandria, VA 22314
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Daily*10am - 6pm
Thursdays10am - 9pm
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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.