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Melanie Kehoss: Through the Kitchen Door 

City of Alexandria Office of the Arts

August 1 @ 10:00 am - November 16 @ 6:00 pm

The Art Center welcomes artist Melanie Kehoss to the New Project Studio for an interactive installation from July 1 - September 27. This installation was done in partnership with the Office of the Arts Events & Public Space Activations team and Torpedo Factory Art Center.

Function Fest

Scope Gallery

September 30 @ 11:00 am - November 1 @ 5:30 pm

From a comfortable handle on a mug, a butter dish that’s just the right size for that quarter- pound stick, or the just-right-size salt- and pepper shaker, the precision of true function inspires the ceramic objects in our October show. With the Ceramic Guild.


City of Alexandria Office of the Arts

October 3 - December 27

Sto Len builds upon traditional printing techniques like marbeling, block printing and cyanotype by using pollution, bacteria, and waste as art materials. He unpacks humanity's impacts on the environment that often goes unseen and ignored.

Around the World

Potomac Fiber Arts

October 6 - November 8

Fiber art inspired by real and armchair travels, landscapes and cultures around the world, will be featured in our gallery

25th Annual Art Safari Online

Torpedo Factory Art Center

October 17 @ 11:00 am - November 1 @ 4:00 pm

An Alexandria family tradition for 25 years, Art Safari moves online for a virtual family day.

In My Head, In My Body

Target Gallery

October 31 - December 13

Virtual Reception: Friday, November 13, 2020 | 7 p.m. www.facebook.com/targetgallery In this all-media group exhibition, the artwork delves into the human psyche to explore themes surrounding mental health and its relationship to your physical health. This exhibition will challenge common misconceptions about the topic as well as allow space for the selected artists to express their experiences, struggles, and triumphs through their work. Featured artists:  Brandin Baron, San Francisco Clara Bolle, Rotterdam, Netherlands Jeffery Byrd, Cedar Falls, Iowa Anna Cyan,…

Multiple Exposures Gallery New Photography Exhibition: “MEG at Mosaic”

November 4 - November 29

Multiple Exposures Gallery is pleased to present a new group exhibition of photography by MEG member artists at the Torpedo Factory Artists @ Mosaic gallery.  Located in the Mosaic District in Fairfax, VA, the Torpedo Factory Artists @ Mosaic gallery is an art venue and venture by the Torpedo Factory Artists' Association (TFAA).  Our group exhibition at Mosaic features two signature pieces by each MEG member artist.  The exhibition and gallery are open to visitors Wednesday through Sunday, 11:00 am…

Gather Round

Scope Gallery

November 4 @ 11:00 am - November 29 @ 5:30 pm

Enliven your Thanksgiving table with handmade serving pieces from some of the area’s most accomplished artists. Find bowls designed with five pounds of mashed potatoes in mind or a platter for that smoked turkey breast—each dish or gravy boat or set of cups will bring the handmade work of a local craft person into your home. Featuring the Kiln Club.

Holiday Spirit

Potomac Fiber Arts

November 10, 2020 - January 3, 2021

The gallery shines with the spirit of the season

Professional Development for Artists

City of Alexandria Office of the Arts

November 10 @ 12:00 pm - 1:15 pm
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One event on December 10, 2020 at 12:00pm

Torpedo Factory Art Center teams up with Alexandria's Office of the Arts for another professional development series for artists. Learn practical tips from Danielle Glosser, founder and principal at Client Raiser. Tuesday, November 10 Top 10 Business Strategies for Artists: Increase Your Client Volume and the Visibility of Your Work Learn to identify the essential elements of promoting, marketing, and selling your work. This interactive live session covers the business of sustaining and growing a visual arts practice, including branding…

2020 Small Business Saturday

Torpedo Factory Art Center

November 28 @ 10:00 am - 6:00 pm

Give creatively and give art this year. After Black Friday and before Cyber Monday, there's Small Business Saturday. All artists in the Art Center are also small, independent business owners and they help shape the distinctive and creative personality of Old Town Alexandria.

Eat, Drink and Be Merry

Scope Gallery

December 2, 2020 @ 11:00 am - January 3, 2021 @ 5:30 pm

Add flair to the forthcoming holidays, find new lovelies to lavish upon the holiday table or tree, or discover one-of- a-kind gifts for the one-of-a-kind people on your holiday list. Featuring 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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Modified Hours for COVID-19

Wednesday - Sunday10 am - 6 pm

Entrance and exit are via sliding doors on the Waterfront and Union Street only. No capacity limit, but masks are required for admittance and social distancing should be observed for the duration of the visit. Check Today’s Hours for expanded information.

Artists maintain their own studio hours. It's best to confirm availability before your visit.

Torpedo Factory Art Center is closed for New Year's Day, Easter, Independence Day, Thanksgiving, and Christmas.

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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.