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Post-Graduate Resident Samantha Sethi

Torpedo Factory Art Center

April 2 - July 1

Meet artist Samantha Sethi (American University MFA '16), our spring resident in the Post-Graduate Studio (Studio 12) from April 2 - July 1.

Fundred Dollar Bill Project

Torpedo Factory Art Center

May 8 - June 30

So far nearly half a million people have created and shared their unique Fundred Dollar Bills. Visit the New Project Studio (Studio 8) to create your own and display it on the wall with other Fundreds from the community.

Flora and Fauna

Potomac Fiber Arts

May 23 - June 25

Inspiration: Plants and animals in fiber; plant life, bugs, landscapes, animals

Glitch: An Exploration of Digital Media

Target Gallery

May 27 - July 9

Reception: Thursday, June 8 | 6 - 8 pm | Juror Talk 7 pm The newest exhibition in Target Gallery, the contemporary exhibition space for the Torpedo Factory Art Center, explores emerging technological and interactive media in art. Glitch: An Exploration of Digital Media features the work of 11 artists from across the country, five of whom are from the region. Adriel Luis, curator of digital and emerging media at the Smithsonian Asian Pacific American Center, juried the show. “Ever…

Summer Demos

The Torpedo Factory Artists’ Association

May 27 - September 3

Every summer Saturday (May 27 – September 2) the Torpedo Factory Artists' Association members give formal demonstrations of their work. The schedule for the next few weeks is below: June 24 11:30 am Laurie Fields, Studio 3366 • Mixed Media 1:30 pm Ruth Gowell, Studio 6 • Glass 3:30 pm Val Proudkii • Photography July 1 11:30 am McCain McMurray, Studio 326 • Abstract Painting 1:30 pm Ellen Kolansky • Oil Painting 3:30 pm Marsha Staiger • Painting & Mixed Media July 8 11:30 am…

Classic Wedding Whites

Scope Gallery

May 30 @ 10:00 am - July 2 @ 6:00 pm

Tidy the whites with fresh-from-the-oven snowy ceramics. They blend with anything, present glowing silhouettes and have a spotless reputation as the perfect wedding, anniversary and engagement gift. With the Ceramic Guild

Below the Waves — Featuring the Work of Tova Shpantzer


May 31 - June 25

This show highlights the work of local enamelist Tova Shpantzer.

Sage Chandler: The Fowl Mood Show

June 8 - July 2

Extra large oil paintings of humans posed with poultry or other fowl.

Mercreatures & Jewels – Veronica Barker-Barzel and Paulette Warwick

Torpedo Factory Artist Association

June 20 - July 9

June 20 – July 9 TAG is located in Gallery 311; Torpedo Factory Art Center Opening reception on June 20 from 6:30 – 9:00 pm. Mercreatures & Jewels by Veronica Barker-Barzel and Paulette Warwick Opens in TAG; The Associates Gallery at the Torpedo Factory Art Center Mercreatures & Jewels will open in TAG (The Associates Gallery) on June 20. An exhibition of prints and jewelry by Torpedo Factory Artists’ Association members Veronica Barker-Barzel and Paulette Warwick , the show pairs the fantastical…

Under the Big Top:

Potomac Fiber Arts

June 27 - July 30

Inspiration: In conjunction with the Smithsonian Folk life Festival

Hot off the Trivet


June 27 - July 30

Bold new enamel works from the Gallery's enamelists.

The Late Shift: Freestyle

Torpedo Factory Art Center

June 30 @ 7:00 pm - July 1 @ 12:00 am

Part skate park, part secret pop-up art show, The Late Shift: Freestyle is the first of three late-night festivals over the course of the 2017 summer season. Experience late-night art happenings in the Torpedo Factory and along the riverfront. Featuring music, DIY projects, digital video projections, artists from all over the DMV, a photo booth, and more. FREE; all are welcome.

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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.