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Mason Arts Project Studio

George Mason University’s School of Art

February 25 - June 30

The Torpedo Factory Art Center and George Mason University’s School of Art MFA Program launch a 6-month project space at the Art Center. Through faculty led discussions and assignments, the program will encourage students to explore and experiment with topics that emphasize new technologies, increased sustainability efforts, improved accessibility to marginalized members of societies, and other socially relevant topics. In doing so, faculty and students will experiment with ideas and potential solutions that invite cross collaboration amongst disciplines as a…

Spring Seasonal Art Installations

March 2 - June 2

The Torpedo Factory Art Center presents the work of artists Lynda Andrews-Barry and Liliane Blom for our 2019 Spring Seasonal Art Installations. The Spring Seasonal Art Installations exhibition was curated by Anne Burton, who is the Gallery Director at the BlackRock Center for the Arts in Germantown, MD. The goal of the seasonal art installations is to activate public space for visitors with  site-specific and immersive public art. We rotate exhibitions throughout the year to keep the artwork fresh and constantly evolving. Liliane Blom…

2019 Emerging Artists

Target Gallery

April 10 - June 5

Target Gallery presents a new yearly exhibition featuring the work of 4 emerging artists to spotlight new talent and the up-and-coming artistic innovators of the D.C. metropolitan area. The selected artists this year include: Kate Gorman, Kim Sandara, Madeline A. Stratton, and Sean Sweeney.

What’s the Story?

Torpedo Factory Art Center

April 20 - June 30

Opening Reception Friday, May 10th • 7 - 9 pm Opening remarks at 7:30 pm   Curated by Torpedo Factory Art Center artist, Bev Ryan (Studio 333), this exhibition features the work of her narrative painting class at the Art League. Beverly Ryan’s Art League class “Developing the Narrative” links story lines and visual elements to create narrative works. The narrative paintings by twelve student artists feature imagery that suggests a story, a moment, a social comment, or a mood and…

2019 Friends of the Torpedo Factory Mentorship Program Exhibition

April 20 - June 2

Torpedo Factory Art Center presents  2019 Friends of the Torpedo Factory Mentorship Program Exhibition. Every year, the mentorship program offers this opportunity to high school students from TC William High School and West Potomac High School to be paired with a Torpedo Factory artist as their mentor. During the course of the program, the artist mentors oversee and guide their mentees with their art projects, help develop new art skills, and provide artistic career advice. This program offers a way…


Scope Gallery

April 29 @ 10:00 am - May 26 @ 5:00 pm

Looking toward the end of the week, prep with pep for the special events that call for mementos. Handmade ceramics mark a wedding, graduation, anniversary and birthday with style. Bring an event heirloom as house-warming welcome, bridal shower present or baby gift. Pottery offers one-of-a-kind pieces for a one-time event, a unique pairing! In conjunction with Celebrating Alexandria; With the Kiln Club

5” x 7” Postcard Show

Torpedo Factory Artists’ Association

May 3 - June 3

Flowers Galore


May 7 - June 2


Multiple Exposures Gallery Presents an Exhibition of New Photography by Alan Sislen

May 7 - June 15

Multiple Exposures Gallery invites you to an exhibition of new photography by Alan Sislen.  "Tonal Visions" is an exploration of tonality as the "language of photography" helping to define and give life to the photographic image.  The exhibition runs from May 7 through June 15, 2019.  The opening reception will take place on Saturday, May 11th from 2-4 pm.



May 7 - June 3

Sculptures imagined by Zita Simutis.  Fiberworks artists' imagination is stimulated by the places they visit, the colors of the season, shapes encountered, life experiences. Please join us and Imagine one our works on your wall, around your neck, over your shoulder, on your back---surround yourself with our imagination.

Environmental Elements

Potomac Fiber Arts

May 21 - June 23

Our artists and their creations are influenced by environmental elements such as air quality, noise, climate, fish and wildlife migration routes, and unique animal species – the list goes on and on. Themed work is eligible for recognition by the jurors. Non-themed work is also exhibited.

Taste the Rainbow

Scope Gallery

May 27 @ 10:00 am - June 30 @ 5:00 pm

Getting vivid, as glossy and glassy as can be, potters celebrate Pride Week with an array of glazes. See dishes with daring flare, striking sculptural statements and lively decorative forms. See the ‘pot’ential of pottery as we stretch color to the edge of edgy. In conduction with Capitol Pride Week; With the Ceramic Guild

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Torpedo Factory Art Center
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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.