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2019 Visiting Artist Program

Torpedo Factory Art Center & the Torpedo Factory Artists’ Association

July 10 - September 29

The Visiting Artist Program is a professional development opportunity for emerging and experienced visual artists.

Art Enables on the Waterfront

Torpedo Factory Art Center

August 3 - October 6

On view in the Site 2 Community Gallery Opening Reception: Friday, August 9th @ 7pm, during the Late Shift Habitats Art Enables is a gallery and vocational program creating opportunities for artists with disabilities to make, market, and earn income from their original and compelling work.


Target Gallery

August 9 - September 22

Target Gallery presents Habitats, a group exhibition that explores the relationship between humans and nature creating a dialogue on the impact that we make on the earth and our environments.

Torpedo Factory Artists’ Association Artist of the Year 2019 Solo Show​

Torpedo Factory Artists’ Association

August 22 - September 30

It’s a Jungle Out There

Potomac Fiber Arts

August 27 - September 29

Cheetahs, lions, rhinos, monkeys, hippos, and the lands that they inhabit serve as inspiration for the pieces in this show. Themed work will be eligible for recognition by the jurors. Non-themed work may also be exhibited.

Patterns & Prints

Scope Gallery

September 2 @ 10:00 am - September 29 @ 5:00 pm

Splashy surface decoration is etched in stone in a tribute to motifs and designs. Textures leave lasting impressions and original ornamentation creates a maker’s mark. From hand painted surfaces to decal compositions, artists give rapt attention to the details of detailing. Why be plain when it can be patterned? Our educational show of striping, dotting, trailing, hatching and illustrative aspects are all included and explained. With the Ceramic Guild

Shades of Autumn


September 3 - September 30

Inspired by the Shades of Autumn, Fiberworks' artists new creations feature russet and gold, olive green and cornflower blue, brown and burnt orange. As the days begin to cool and the leaves begin to turn, plan a visit to Fiberworks.

Multiple Exposures Gallery presents “Silo City,” an exhibition of new work by Eric Johnson

Multiple Exposures Gallery

September 3 - October 13

Multiple Exposures Gallery presents "Silo City," an exhibition of new work by Eric Johnson.   The photographs in this new show were made in a complex of historic grain elevators and processing facilities in Buffalo, New York. The show will be on from September 3 through October 13, 2019.  The Opening Reception is September 22, 2019 from 2 to 4 pm.

Nancy Yonehiro Mini-Show “Color Chaos”


September 4 - October 6

The Gallery will showcase the work of local artist Nancy Yonehiro.

Post-Grad Artist Talk: Kim Sandara

Torpedo Factory Art Center

September 19 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

As her three-month post-grad residency comes to a close, Kim Sandara talks with moderator Leslie Mounaime, Curator of Exhibitions at the Torpedo Factory Art Center, about her experiences during her time at the Torpedo Factory. Hear her speak about how her residency inspired her work and process, what she’s done during her time, and what she will be doing next. Join us in the main hall of the Art Center for her talk and then a mingle in the Post-Grad studio…

Fall Art Installations

Torpedo Factory Art Center

September 21 - November 17

Join us Friday, October 11th for a Meet & Greet with the artists and Curator during the Late Shift: Memento Mori event The Torpedo Factory Art Center presents the work of artists Jean Jinho Kim and Katelyn Wood for our 2019 Fall Art Installations. The Fall Art Installations exhibition was curated by Jenny Wu, a D.C. based artist and curator and former 2015 Torpedo Factory Art Center Post-Graduate Resident. The goal of the art installations is to activate public space for visitors…

2nd Annual Beer & Wine Torpedo Garden

Torpedo Factory Art Center

September 21 @ 11:00 am - 6:00 pm
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One event on September 22, 2019 at 11:00am

A trip to the King Street Art Festival isn't complete without a visit to the Art Center. Enjoy a glass of craft beer or wine while exploring all three floors of artists' studios. Meet the artists and find original art created on-site. Recharge and refresh with exhibitions, games, and music. 

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Torpedo Factory Art Center
105 N. Union St.
Alexandria, VA 22314
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Email: torpedofactory@alexandriava.gov
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Building Hours

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.