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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.

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.)  

Emerging Artists of the DMV

Target Gallery

March 31 - May 20

Opening Reception: Friday, April 13, 7 - 9 pm | Artist Talk 7:30 pm Jury Panel Talk: Thursday, May 10, 8 - 9 pm Target Gallery, the contemporary exhibition space of the Torpedo Factory Art Center, introduces a new annual exhibition series featuring the work of emerging artists of the D.C., Maryland, and Virginia region. The public reception will be part of the Torpedo Factory’s Late Shift: What is Art event. There will also be a talk with the jury…

Beasts Beyond Boundaries: Cultural Creature-centric Connections

Scope Gallery

April 2 @ 10:00 am - April 29 @ 6:00 pm

The Animal kingdom reigns far and wide as animals reach beyond borders as critter accented work goes worldwide with influences from Europe to Eurasia and beyond. Snakes bring good fortune in South America, while birds bring happiness in countless cultures. Cats laze about on our shelves while horses stampede the gallery. Scope welcomes local T.C. Williams High School ceramics students to jury our show and present selected pieces for display. In conjunction with BunnyFest on Saturday, March 31. With the…

Flower Power


April 4 - May 6

Flower images in enamel.

A Study of Manhattan: Power, Dominance, and Excitement

The Art League

April 4 - May 6

Through large, kaleidoscopic oil paintings, painter Robert Gilbert evokes the unmistakable emotion of the boisterous, bustling, sleepless city.


Potomac Fiber Arts

April 17 - May 20

The beauty of mathematics is on display: Hyperbolic geometry, fractal art, the golden ratio (Φ), Fibonacci series.

Art in Common Spaces

Target Gallery

April 21 - September 30

The Torpedo Factory Art Center is happy to present the work of regional artists who were selected for "Art in Common Spaces" exhibition from April to September 2018.  Through "Art in Common Spaces" the Art Center seeks to activate our public space to visitors with immersive public art. We will feature seasonal rotating exhibitions throughout the year to keep the artwork fresh and constantly evolving. The juror for the Spring/Summer season was Lauren Ross, and independent curator based out of…

Florals and Foliage

Scope Gallery

April 30 @ 10:00 am - June 3 @ 6:00 pm

Green is the new black as the world wakes and mother nature does a medley of moves for the Spring production. Blooms bound onto center stage while trees build to the climax. Planting season does pirouettes while herbs and other edibles do an impactful second act. Potters offer a supporting cast of salad bowls, planters and vases and artists express acres of natural inspiration. In conjunction with the Art League's Sogetsu Ikebana show May 1 to 5. With the Ceramic…

Biennial Ikebana Exhibit

The Art League

May 1 - May 6

Sogetsu Ikebana is a three-dimensional artistic expression composed of flower and plant material arranged in a container.

Duende District in the New Project Studio

Duende District

May 4 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

Duende District, a DMV-based pop-up bookstore by and for people of color – where all are welcome – will be at The Torpedo Factory Art Center this summer.

Art on the Rocks

The Art League

May 4 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm

Art. Cocktails. Appetizers. Ikebana!

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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.