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Internal Dialogue: Representing Selves

Torpedo Factory Art Center

December 7, 2019 - March 15, 2020

Internal Dialogue: Representing Selves is a collection of portraits of and by post-9/11 veterans. These portraits, in a range of media, represent multiple dimensions of American Veterans, including those often invisible to the civilian imagination.

Hold On! Demitasse to Tumblers

Scope Gallery

December 30, 2019 @ 10:00 am - February 2, 2020 @ 6:00 pm

Handmade drinking vessels from the petite demitasse to the taller tumbler are features this month at Scope Gallery at the Torpedo Factory Art Center. Featuring the Ceramic Guild.

Multiple Exposures Gallery – Small Works Collaborative Photography Exhibition

December 31, 2019 - February 9, 2020

Multiple Exposures Gallery presents our annual small works collaborative photography exhibition. MEG members work together to create a sequence of images, each one chosen for its relation to the previous image. The relationship may be based on subject, color, texture, symbol or any other characteristic.  All works are framed at 12" x 12" and presented in the sequence of development by member artists.


Potomac Fiber Arts

January 7 - February 9

Repeated  patterns, repeated themes, repeated textures and repeated colors all lead to interesting and exciting pieces.

White is a Color


January 7 - February 5

Even white has various shades and is beautiful on its own or paired with other colors.



January 7 - February 3

Fiberwork's artists celebrate friendships made through opportunities as Torpedo Factory artists. We share Tamara Embrey's Heart to promote a new decade of kindness.

Newly Eligible Artists

Torpedo Factory Art Center

January 18 - June 7

See a rotating exhibition of different work created by those who recently juried into the Art Center’s community of artists eligible to sublease studios.

My Queer Valentine

Target Gallery

January 25 - March 8

My Queer Valentine explores love and relationships through non-heteronormative and non-binary artists perspectives. The themes and subjects of artwork in this exhibition explore relationships through the artists' perspectives on love.


Scope Gallery

February 3 @ 10:00 am - March 1 @ 6:00 pm

Enticing forms—from plates to platters—for serving your Valentine’s Day delectables. Patrons also have the chance to win a handmade ceramic work as part of our annual customer appreciation raffle. In conjunction with the Art League Gallery’s Patrons Show on February 16. Featuring the Kiln Club.

Something Red for Your Valentine


February 7 - March 4

Come see hearts and other shapes in various shades of red.  And other colors too!

Architecture in Fiber

Potomac Fiber Arts

February 13 - March 15

Here in Alexandria, Virginia, we are surrounded by beautiful and exciting buildings, bridges, parks, and monuments.  Both our local and worldwide architecture serve as inspiration for the pieces in this show.

My Queer Valentine Reception

Torpedo Factory Art Center

February 14 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm

This Valentine’s Day, include the Art Center in your evening plans. Enjoy an evening of interactive performance art, a photo op at our kissing booth, DIY art-making activities, a raffle to support local LGBTQ+ organizations, and more.

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Torpedo Factory Art Center
105 N. Union St.
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.