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Farm to Fashion: Agricouture

Torpedo Factory Art Center

January 29 @ 10:00 am - March 26 @ 6:00 pm

Farm to Fashion | Exhibition in Site 2 Exhibition Date: January 29, 2018—March 26, 2018 Opening Reception: Friday, February 23, 2018 | 7pm - 9pm Farm to Fashion is a public art challenge exhibit created by the Loudoun Arts Council, Loudoun Economic Development, and Franklin Park Arts Center to forge new connections between the agriculture and arts communities in Loudoun County. As part of the Rural Economic Development Council’s “Loudoun VA Grown, Loudoun VA Made” initiative, F2F worked to raise public…

Multiple Exposures Gallery Presents “Embrace” An Exhibition of New Photography by E. E. McCollum

February 13 - March 25

Multiple Exposures Gallery artist E. E. McCollum presents "Embrace," an exhibition of new photography.   "Embrace"is a series of refined and elegant Black and White images.  The exhibition runs from February 13 to March 25, 2018.  At the opening reception on February 25th, McCollum and his two models will present an artist's talk of the collaborative process used in creating this beautiful new body of work.

Shadé Reneé in the New Project Studio

Torpedo Factory Art Center

March 1 - April 30

Experimentation/Exploration is a partnership with Olly Olly to provide support and mentorship for a local emerging artist: Shadé Reneé. Stop by her studio between March 2 - April 29. Stop by to Meet the Artist on Friday March 9, 7 - 11 pm, part of the Late Shift Art Night.

Finishing Flourishes: Handles, Knobs and Embellishments

Scope Gallery

March 5 @ 10:00 am - March 31 @ 6:00 pm

Potters top work off with finishing touches, putting apparent punctuation on pots. Often exclamation points are in rolled, pulled and textured details as dramatic handles, knotty knobs and expressive elements complete clay artistry. With the Ceramic Guild.

Spring is Coming


March 6 - April 2

Bright colors, flowers, birds, cats and dogs -- all motifs to put you in a spring mood.

Beverly Ryan: Drone Zone

The Art League

March 7 @ 10:00 am - March 31 @ 6:00 pm

Artist Beverly Ryan explores questions related to the widespread use of drones in this multi-media exhibit.

March150: 8th Annual Special Exhibition & Art Sale

Target Gallery

March 10 - March 25

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…


Potomac Fiber Arts

March 13 - April 15

March 20, 2018, is the Vernal Equinox and the beginning of spring, a time of renewal and fresh starts: Earlier dawns, later sunsets, tree leaves and flowers emerge, birds return, and seeds are sown. (Image, Freesias wall quilt by Dianne Harris Thomas)

2018 Newly Juried Artist Show

March 17 - April 12

See work from the Torpedo Factory Artist Class of 2018! All nine new artists will participate in a group exhibition in TAG (Gallery 311). This talented group of artists includes painters, printmakers Opening Reception: March 18, 3-5 pm Closing Reception: April 12, 6-8 pm (Second Thursday) Featuring work by: Natalie Abrams Jennifer Allevato Berit Estabrook Patricia Howard Melanie Kehoss Patrick Sargent Irina Smirnoff George Tkabladze Priscilla Young  

Cherry Blossoms at Fiberworks


March 20 - April 30

Fiberworks Studio and the Torpedo Factory Artists’ Association welcomes you as we honor the annual Cherry Blossom Festival with a week-long celebration of art demos, private tours and in-studio specials. The artists at Fiberworks have created cherry blossom inspired 12" x 12" square wall pieces in addition to a wide range of new works celebrating the coming season. The Fiberworks' exhibit will be up through April. (Art piece on right by Zita Simutis.)  

8th Annual March150 Art Party

Target Gallery & Factory Society

March 23 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm

#March150 Target Gallery’s popular annual exhibition and art sale, March150, returns! The March150 Art Party, presented by the Factory Society, is the closing reception for Target Gallery's March150 Special Exhibition and Art Sale, where all remaining artwork is discounted to just $100. All proceeds from artwork sales support future exhibitions and programs at the Target Gallery and the Torpedo Factory Art Center. Join us for a lively evening featuring a special menu of hors d'oeuvres provided by Catering by Seasons, a wine…

Workshops: Between the Lines with Lyric Prince

Torpedo Factory Art Center

March 24 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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One event on March 17, 2018 at 2:00pm

One event on March 24, 2018 at 2:00pm

Post-Grad resident, Lyric Prince, conducts a series of workshops designed in her studio space. Meet the artist in person and learn more about her creative process. Each participant gets a unique art piece of their very own.

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