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Annual Membership Jury

Torpedo Factory Artists’ Association

November 30, 2017 @ 8:00 am - January 22, 2018 @ 11:55 pm

Apply Now! What is the Torpedo Factory Artists’ Association? The Torpedo Factory Artists’ Association (TFAA) is a community of more than 275 artists dedicated to creating and exhibiting art and fine crafts in open studio settings and galleries. Our members work in a variety of visual media, including sculpture, glass, photography, jewelry, ceramics, painting, film, fiber, and more. Many of our members work on site at the Torpedo Factory Art Center, but we also have a strong group of Associate members, who…

Suh Yongsun in the New Project Studio

Torpedo Factory Art Center

December 1, 2017 - February 28, 2018

ver the course of three months, Korean painter and sculptor Suh Yongsun will transform the New Project Studio into a workshop and community space for discussions and creativity.

Multiple Exposures Gallery Presents “Portraits and Windows”, New Photography by Soomin Ham

January 2 - February 11

Multiple Exposures Gallery presents a solo exhibition by Soomin Ham.  The new exhibit includes two photographic series, “Portraits” and “Windows.”  Ham’s new work is a visual narrative emerging from her efforts to understand and interpret rediscovered photographs that her grandfather made in the 1930s. Using imagination and building upon memories, Ham created new work as reconstructed compositions where past and present coexist and resonate.  Here, photography becomes a window to collaboration over place and time, between Ham and her grandfather, merging his creative…

Hot Dishes

Scope Gallery

January 2 @ 10:00 am - February 4 @ 6:00 pm

Whether church potluck, book club or a third-grade class, our artists offer personal, tried-and-true recipes with impressive functional pottery or a shared table. Gear up with a chip and dip with to-die-for hummus, a pedestal cake plate with fabulous frosted cupcakes or a tankard with a potent punch mixer. With the Ceramic Guild

White with color


January 3 - January 28

As we start the new year, with perhaps a dash of snow, the Gallery has a wide range of colorful pieces to cheer you up when it gets cold and gray.  And even some more muted tones of wall pieces and jewelry if that is your style.

Déjà Vu

Potomac Fiber Arts

January 9 - February 4

Déjà Vu: Out with the old, in with the new Inspiration: The incorporation and transformation of upcycled and repurposed materials to create fresh, new work. (artwork by Jean Ulmer Opilla)

Sally Canzoneri: “Double Takes”

The Art League

January 10 - February 4

Lenticular photographs chronicle the DMV’s evolving landscape through images that are not just moving—they move.


Target Gallery

January 27 - March 4

Opening Reception: Thursday, February 8th 6 - 9 pm | Gallery Talk 7:00 pm Target Gallery, contemporary exhibition space of the Torpedo Factory Art Center, presents Passages, a group exhibition that explores the lasting effects migration has on cultural identity from the perspective of immigrants and immigrant families from across the global diaspora. This exhibition gives an intimate look in to their individual experiences and how these experiences have shaped who they are today. The juror for this exhibition is…

Enamelists Valentine


January 30 - March 4

We have beautiful enamel pieces, including jewelry, bowls and wall pieces, to offer your Valentine.

Opposites Attract

Potomac Fiber Arts

February 7 - March 11

Work that exhibits the attraction of opposites: how contrasting colors can work together, the dynamics of positive and negative space, or anything that shows the opposite of something else. (Image: felted teapot by Cheryl Roesel)

Second Thursday & Torpedo Talks

Torpedo Factory Art Center

February 8 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every month that begins at 6:00pm on day Second of the month, repeating until July 9, 2020

Enjoy a special Thursday after-hours event at the Torpedo Factory Art Center. Browse open studios and galleries, interact with artists, and enjoy special programming. Check out our monthly lecture series Torpedo Talks at 8pm in the Main Hall, featuring some of the contemporary art world's best-known artists, art curators, and art professionals. Stop by on your way to dinner and make an evening of it!

Torpedo Talks: Diaspora in African-American Art @ Second Thursday Art Night

February 8 @ 8:00 pm - 9:00 pm

A talk by Kayleigh Bryant-Greenwell, independent curator, public programmer, and activist. In collaboration with Target Gallery's Passages exhibition, Kayleigh Bryant-Greenwell, discusses the effects and influence of diaspora in African-American art.  Torpedo Talks feature some of the region's best-known artists, curators, and creatives. Find them every month at 8 pm during Second Thursday Art Nights. About Kayleigh-Bryant Greenwell  Kayleigh Bryant-Greenwell, is a Washington, D.C. native and an award-winning cultural programmer with over 10 years of GLAM experience , devoted to exploring ways to…

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Daily10 am - 6 pm*
Thursdays10 am - 9 pm
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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.