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Target Gallery

January 21 - March 5

This all-media exhibition invites national and international artists to submit work that explores this concept of individual identity through works that contextualize themes of race, gender, sexuality, ethnicity, religion, disability and all other ‘labels’ we might use to identify ourselves.

Customer Appreciation: Welcome to Our World

Scope Gallery

February 3 - March 5

Learn about firings and factoids about the ceramic process as clay artists invite appreciators and patrons to come with questions of clay. Artist meet and greet during the Art League Paton's show event and enter our annual Raku Raffle of potter Klaudia Levin's dramatic burnt sapphire vase. In conjunction with Art League's Patrons show. With the Ceramic Guild

Mobile Art Lab in the New Project Studio

Torpedo Factory Art Center

February 5 - February 28

Alexandria's Mobile Art Lab activates public spaces and connects the arts with people. From screenprinting in Market Square to a silent disco in Montgomery Park, the big blue truck has organized a variety of activities and performances throughout the city.

Cosmic Sights and Sounds

Potomac Fiber Arts

February 7 - March 19

Late winter invites stargazing in the Northern Hemisphere. This contemplative theme comes as the winter night sky’s grand collection of brilliant stars begins to give way to the vernal equinox.

In Love with Red


February 7 - March 5

We have every shade of red your heart could desire.  A perfect gift for someone you love, or for yourself!

“Small Anxieties” Photography Exhibition by Janet Matthews

February 14 - March 26

Janet Matthews presents an exhibition of new photography at Multiple Exposures Gallery.  Matthew's images are compelling small tableaux in which the artist confronts fear and fantasy by placing miniature dolls into imagined moments.  The exhibition opens February 14th and runs through March 26, 2017.

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The Associates Gallery

February 15 @ 11:00 am - April 7 @ 5:00 pm

The Associates Gallery reopens with Square Two. Half of the gallery is a group show, and the other half rotates to feature new artists every two weeks. February 15 to March 5 Val Proudkii Ceramists of the Torpedo Factory March 6 to March 21 Hyun Jung Kim Jo Ann Tooley March 22 to April 7 Erika Cleveland Greenway Paulette Warwick

The 2017 Student/Faculty Show

February 22 - March 5

The Art League’s annual Student/Faculty exhibit showcases the diversity of talent in our visual arts school.

Late Shift at the Factory: darlingdance

Torpedo Factory Art Center

February 24 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm

Inspired by performance art, theatre, and the storytelling nature of art, Late Shift at the Factory celebrates the live experience in all its forms. For the inaugural event, the Torpedo Factory Art Center welcomes darlingdance for an exclusive look at their new performance BABE (Expansion Pack), followed by a Q&A with the performance troupe moderated by Director Hayley Cutler.

Digging Deep

Scope Gallery

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

A celebration of parks, gardens and open spaces, artists elevate the natural earthiness of the clay surface, exploring natural world. Flower and plant motifs adorn forms and celebrate the Earth's awakening to Spring. Includes promotional information on local parks and activities. With the Kiln Club

Second Thursday Art Night

Torpedo Factory Art Center

March 9 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Enjoy an special after-hours event at the Torpedo Factory Art Center every month. Browse open studios and galleries, interact with artists, and enjoy special programming. Stop by on your way to dinner and make an evening of it! In March, we imagine tomorrow with The Future is.... Find forward-facing exhibitions with March150 in Target Gallery and Heidi Nam's Netted: Morphological State of our Urban Space in The Art League Gallery. Draw your vision of the future of Alexandria and the Torpedo Factory with AIA Northern…

7th Annual March150 Art Sale & Exhibition

Target Gallery

March 11 - March 26

Target Gallery’s popular annual exhibition and art sale, March150, returns. Proceeds benefit the Gallery’s special exhibitions and programs.

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Alexandria, VA 22314
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Daily*10am - 6pm
Thursdays10am - 9pm
*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.