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Healing the Body

Torpedo Factory Art Center

September 2 - December 2

On View in Site 2 Community Gallery Healing the Body Micro-Workshops will take place during the October and November Late Shift events: Friday, October 12, 7 - 10 Friday, November 9, 7 - 10 The Torpedo Factory Art Center is proud to present Healing the Body, a group exhibition of abstract figure paintings that were created by participants in Healing the Body workshops taught by Ashley Dequilla. The workshops were aimed to promote painting as a mental wellness tool accessible to everyone,…


Target Gallery

September 8 @ 10:00 am - October 21 @ 6:00 pm

Reception: Friday, October 12, 2018 | 7-10 pm Target Gallery is happy to announce selected artists for Juxtaposed, a group exhibition focusing on the contradictory or conflicting. Whether it be through the use of mixed media or the themes represented, the works in the exhibition are at odds with two or more juxtaposing concepts. Participating Artists Miranda Brandon Nora Burghardt Theresa Devine Travis Donovan Nadia Estela Ryan Lewis Brian McClear Christina Reed Pam Rogers Lyle Rushing Caroline Wayne Megan White About the…


Torpedo Factory Artists’ Association

September 26 - October 31

Artists explore the idea of texture, materially or visually, in this mixed media exhibition. Join us for an Artist's Reception on Thursday, October 4 from 5 - 7 pm. Featured Artists: Ahmed Ansari Veronica Barker-Barzel Lesley Clarke Jamie Fine Rachel Kerwin Mary Lynch Christine Nicoll Parson Beverly Ryan Elke Seefeldt Carol Talkov Meg Talley

Hats off to Autumn

Potomac Fiber Arts

October 1 - November 4

Our beautiful hats are tilted in honor of fall in our home city of Alexandria.

Beginnings & Endings

Scope Gallery

October 1 @ 10:00 am - October 28 @ 6:00 pm

Once upon a time, there was dishware for starters and desserts in the Gallery called Scope, where the hardworking artists dreamed up ceramic works for the home. Potters and sculptors produced functional and decorative works known far and wide: Beautiful maternity sculptures embody the beginning of life, while and elegant pedestal cake plates present grand a happily ever after. With the Ceramic Guild

Averill Shepps: Sixty Years of Enameling


October 2 - November 4

Featuring the work of well-known enamel artist Averill Shepps, who has been enameling for sixty years !  (She started very young.....)

2018 Fall Seasonal Art Installations

Torpedo Factory Art Center

October 5 - November 25

Torpedo Factory Art Center seeks to activate public space for visitors with immersive public art. We rotate exhibitions throughout the year to keep the artwork fresh and constantly evolving.

Art Menagerie

Torpedo Factory Art Center

October 5 - December 31

Art Menagerie will convert our Site 3 Project Gallery into visual art zoo featuring animal-themed paintings and prints from Veronica Barker-Barzel (Studio # 325), Christine Cardellino (Studio # 313),  Matt Cuenca (Studio # 335), Tracie Griffith Tso (Studio #22), Guy Jones (Studio # 337) and the papier-mâché sculptures of Lisa Schumaier (Studio # 16), an Art Safari fan favorite.

Connecting the Dots 2: Dot’s Beauty Salon

October 6 - December 28

The Torpedo Factory Art Center welcomes back The HRCHY to the New Project Studio for a follow-up to their successful 2016 project, "Connecting the Dots," an ongoing exhibition dedicated to highlighting urban artists from unique backgrounds living in the DC, MD, and VA metropolitan area.

Wrap it Up


October 6 - November 8

Wrap yourself in a cozy cashmere or silk wrap. Adorn yourself with a  fun neck piece. These are just a few items the artists at Fiberworks have created for you to start the fall season.

Juror Talk with M. Stephen Doherty

October 18 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

October juror Stephen Doherty will join us to discuss his work as a writer, editor, artist, and teacher.

Torpedo Talks: Marisela Rumberg

Torpedo Factory Art Center

October 18 @ 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Marisela Rumberg is a Fiber-Artist, Award-Winning Quilter and Certified Zentangle Teacher. She is a member of the Potomac Fiber Arts Gallery in Studio 29 at the Torpedo Factory Art Center. Marisela finds inspiration for her art in nature and the history, legends, traditions and stories of her native Mexico. Find out more about the "Dia de los Muertos" tradition in this talk about legends, stories, traditions, and quilts.

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Alexandria, VA 22314
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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.