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Potomac Photography

Torpedo Factory Art Center

October 5, 2019 - January 12, 2020

On view in Site 3 Project Gallery. Photographer Jo Ann Tooley curates an exhibition of photographs that capture the Potomac River as it curls through our region.         Image courtesy of curator Jo Ann Tooley.

Multiple Exposures Gallery presents “Signature Images”

October 15 - November 24

Multiple Exposures Gallery presents "Signature Images" a group exhibition of MEG member photography.  The exhibition runs from October 15 to November 24, 2019.

100 Years on the Waterfront

Torpedo Factory Art Center

October 19 - December 1

A look back at the past 100 years, from the evolution from the building's first life as a munitions plant to the past 45 years as an Art Center, pioneering creative place making in America.

At your Service

Scope Gallery

October 28 @ 10:00 am - December 1 @ 5:00 pm

Servers are centerpieces of presentation, the belles of the ball or at least the foundation of the main course. Whether a pedestal cake plate, a pasta bowl or a gracious platter, serving pieces frame food and add artistry to table scape. Everything from hors d’oeuvre tray to cookie plate are on the menu. Let a gracious creation welcome your guests! With the Ceramic Guild

Holiday Season


November 5 - December 1

Let’s Party

Potomac Fiber Arts

November 5, 2019 - January 5, 2020

It's the most wonderful time of the year, and we have created fiber art to help you celebrate the season. Our gallery shines with holiday spirit – unique gifts to give, lovely pieces to wear, and enchanting and decorative works for the home.

45: An Anniversary Exhibition

Target Gallery

November 9 - December 8

Anniversary Ball: Saturday, November 16, 7 - 10pm, with gallery talk at 8pm | Get your tickets here! Honorary Curator: Marian Van Landingham, artist and founder of Torpedo Factory Art Center Target Gallery honors the legacy of the founding artists of the Torpedo Factory Art Center in this special 45th Anniversary exhibition. See work from many of the original artists, featuring both current and past work to capture their expansive artistic careers over the past 45 years. Participating Artists* include:…

Small Business Saturday

Torpedo Factory Art Center

November 30 @ 10:00 am - 8:00 pm

Give creatively this year and give art. Torpedo Factory Art Center is the region’s best place to find unique gifts, from handmade jewelry and ceramics to paintings and custom ornaments. Shop small and buy local from nearly 200 artists on all three floors. Hours are extended until 8 pm.

Embellish and Accessorize

Scope Gallery

December 2 @ 10:00 am - December 31 @ 5:00 pm

Whether a white Christmas or an azure-themed Hanukkah, dress up the day with ceramic ornaments, dishware, vases and centerpieces creating a huge holiday impression. Exceed standards by gifting heartfelt handmade work from local artists while presenting a spread laden with creative dishware and decorative vases, candlesticks or whimsical sculpture. Start a tradition of original art associated with the occasion, complete with heirloom treasures. With the Kiln Cub

A Gift of Local Craft


December 3, 2019 - January 5, 2020

Internal Dialogue: Representing Selves

Torpedo Factory Art Center

December 7, 2019 - March 15, 2020

An exhibition coordinated by Community Building Art Works, an organization that provides workshops to service members, veterans, and military family members at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center and Fort Belvoir Community Hospital. Curated by Seema Reza.

Factory Flow Morning Yoga

Torpedo Factory Art Center

December 7 @ 8:30 am - 9:30 am
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every month that begins at 8:30am on day First of the month, repeating until December 7, 2019

Find inner peace and creativity in this morning series focused on art, health, and imagination.

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Torpedo Factory Art Center
105 N. Union St.
Alexandria, VA 22314
Telephone: Please use the staff directory
Email: torpedofactory@alexandriava.gov
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Building Hours

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.