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Summer Seasonal Art Installations

Torpedo Factory Art Center

June 9 @ 10:00 am - September 3 @ 6:00 pm

The Torpedo Factory Art Center presents the work of artists Donna Lee Gallo, Pamela E. Underhill, and Veronica Melendez for our 2019 Summer Seasonal Art Installations.

2019 Visiting Artist Program

Torpedo Factory Art Center & the Torpedo Factory Artists’ Association

July 10 - September 29

The Visiting Artist Program is a professional development opportunity for emerging and experienced visual artists.

Some Like It Hot

Potomac Fiber Arts

July 30 - August 25

Our artists and craftpersons are influenced by the weather and the beautiful colors of the summer season. Themed work will be eligible for recognition by the jurors. Non-themed work may also be exhibited.

Summer Group Exhibition 2019

Multiple Exposures Gallery

July 30 - September 1

Multiple Exposures Gallery presents our Summer Group exhibition of photography by member artists.  The exhibition is juried by Barbara Southworth and runs from July 30 to September 1, 2019.

Art Enables on the Waterfront

Torpedo Factory Art Center

August 3 - October 6

On view in the Site 2 Community Gallery Opening Reception: Friday, August 9th @ 7pm, during the Late Shift Habitats Art Enables is a gallery and vocational program creating opportunities for artists with disabilities to make, market, and earn income from their original and compelling work.

Piercings, Clay Body Art and Carving

Scope Gallery

August 5 @ 10:00 am - September 1 @ 5:00 pm

Get racy and stay on pace with a study of alt external experimentation including brushwork, dynamic carved textures and peek-a-boo pierced pieces. Leather-like surfaces and transfer images make iconic, ironic art. Clay becomes less hippie and more hipster as artists go epic with an aggressive take on decoration outside the bowl. In conjunction with the Art League Gallery’s Tabletop show. With the Ceramic Guild

Red Hot


August 6 - September 2



August 6 - September 2

Left to right: The artists at Fiberworks are experimenting with lines and shapes. Felted wall decor by Zita Simutis, art quilts by Cindy Grisdela: “Bright Lines” and “Stained Glass”. Cotton repurposed top and signature cashmere hat by Tamara Embrey. Fun jewelry by Gloria Barbre and woven scarf by Heasoon A. Rhee. Shelf below: Shibori dyed silk scarves by Candace Edgerley, neck piece with glass beads by Paulette Warwick and leather purses by Annemarie Feld. Please visit us and see many…


Target Gallery

August 9 - September 22

Target Gallery presents Habitats, a group exhibition that explores the relationship between humans and nature creating a dialogue on the impact that we make on the earth and our environments.

Torpedo Factory Artists’ Association Artist of the Year 2019 Solo Show​

Torpedo Factory Artists’ Association

August 22 - September 30

It’s a Jungle Out There

Potomac Fiber Arts

August 27 - September 29

Cheetahs, lions, rhinos, monkeys, hippos, and the lands that they inhabit serve as inspiration for the pieces in this show. Themed work will be eligible for recognition by the jurors. Non-themed work may also be exhibited.

Patterns & Prints

Scope Gallery

September 2 @ 10:00 am - September 29 @ 5:00 pm

Splashy surface decoration is etched in stone in a tribute to motifs and designs. Textures leave lasting impressions and original ornamentation creates a maker’s mark. From hand painted surfaces to decal compositions, artists give rapt attention to the details of detailing. Why be plain when it can be patterned? Our educational show of striping, dotting, trailing, hatching and illustrative aspects are all included and explained. With the Ceramic Guild

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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.