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The Natural World

Printmakers Inc

September 1 - October 31
The artists of Printmakers Inc explore “The Natural World” through a wide range of techniques and subject matter, from micro to macro views, interpreting the extraordinary world we live in. All studio members will have work on exhibit. On view September 1 – October 31, 2014 in Studio 325.

Our Bowls

Scope Gallery

September 29 - October 26
An improvement over anonymous and empty, our artisan bowls have purpose and meaning. See bowls for berries, rice, souflees, onion soup, fruit, salt, salsa, salad, pasta and more! Handmade from our artists, with recipes. With the Washington Ceramic Guild

Zita Simutis: “THE EYE — Felted Expressions”


October 3 - November 5
Opening Reception: Sunday, October 5, 1-4 pm. A fiber art interpretation of the eye in hand felted wool and silk fibers with a smattering of the psychology of visual perception thrown in.

Averill Shepps Mini-Show: Enameling in the Twilight Zone — Experimental Work at High Temperatures


October 7 - November 2
Unique and dramatic enamel works -- the results of experiments undertaken by Averill during last season's difficult winter.

Art Now

The Art League

October 8 - November 3
This juried exhibit of work by Art League artists celebrates what’s happening now in the art world.

Leslie Nolan: Beyond the Edge

The Art League

October 9 - November 3
Combining confident, bold, expressive brushwork with vibrant color, artist Leslie Nolan has created a series of portraits bursting with raw emotion. Her assertive yet loose brushstrokes simultaneously create and obscure the figure, as she strives to portray “what is felt, rather than what is seen.” “Beyond the Edge,” Nolan’s solo exhibit of contemporary portrait paintings, will be featured at The Art League Gallery October 9–November 3, 2014. See the exhibit page for details.

Invitational Photography Exhibition Juried by Jack Rasmussen

Multiple Exposures Gallery

October 14 - November 23
Multiple Exposures Gallery at the Torpedo Factory Art Center invites you to a special Invitational Exhibit curated by Jack Rasmussen, featuring works of juried Torpedo Factory fine art photographers. Jack Rasmussen is Director and Curator of the Art Gallery at the Katzen Center of American University and is a leader and highly respected voice of the fine arts community in the DC metro area. This exhibition is a rare opportunity to experience the diversity of styles and artistic vision of…

Text/Subtext: A Multi-Studio Event

October 18 @ 8:00 am - November 15 @ 5:00 pm
Text/Subtext is an all-media show featured throughout the Torpedo Factory Arts Center from October 18 – November 15, 2014. Participating artists have been inspired to use text, either real, simulated or implicit in their selected works.


Potomac Fiber Arts

October 21 - November 16
Inspiration: Focus on reuse of vintage technology, fashion (especially from the Victorian age) to create new objects for the modern age. Chronicling a burgeoning subculture which delights in making things that are a blend of the modern and anachronistic.

Post-Photography: Beyond the Print

Target Gallery

October 25 - November 30
In a new Target Gallery exhibition, 14 artists experiment with alternative applications of traditional photographic images through a variety of work in wood, glass, fabric, and other media. The bulk of the work included in this exhibition does not consist of traditional prints. The photographs becomes the source material these artists use to create a physical object or a narrative space in an image for the viewer to explore. Artists on view: Brian DeLevie, Denver, Colorado Kristin Furbeck, Hamilton, New…
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  • Torpedo Factory Art Center
  • 105 N. Union St.
  • Alexandria, VA 22314
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Building Hours

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.

Contact Info

  • Telephone: 703-838-4565
  • Email: info@torpedofactory.org