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Potomac Photography

Torpedo Factory Art Center

October 5, 2019 - January 12, 2020

On view in Site 3 Project Gallery. Photographer Jo Ann Tooley curates an exhibition of photographs that capture the Potomac River as it curls through our region.         Image courtesy of curator Jo Ann Tooley.

Let’s Party

Potomac Fiber Arts

November 5, 2019 - January 5, 2020

It's the most wonderful time of the year, and we have created fiber art to help you celebrate the season. Our gallery shines with holiday spirit – unique gifts to give, lovely pieces to wear, and enchanting and decorative works for the home.

My wish…be an angel


November 22, 2019 - January 14, 2020

We have a fun interactive display on the back wall this holiday season--a "My wish..." message board alongside beautiful angel wings created by studio artist Candace Edgerley. Come in a take a selfie with your family and friends to share and make a wish for 2020 to add to our collection! Candace’s silk organza angel wings were first created for an exhibition at the Atlanta International airport using the traditional Japanese technique of shibori. They have also been exhibited at…

Winter Seasonal Art Installations

Torpedo Factory Art Center

November 23, 2019 - January 5, 2020

On view in the Main Hall: Art Center artists designed and created an alpine inspired winter night sky installation throughout the main hall space to embrace the winter holiday season. Concept design by Marcel Artes DeoLazo , Christine Cardellino, and Lisa Schumaier. Artwork design by Marcel Artes DeoLazo, Christine Cardellino, Guy Jones, and Lisa Schumaier with contributions by many Art Center artists.                      On view in the 3rd Floor: Serendipity By…

Multiple Exposures Gallery Holiday Group Show

Multiple Exposures Gallery

November 26 - December 29

Multiple Exposures Gallery presents our annual Holiday Group Show.  Please visit our gallery for this exhibition of photography selected for the holidays by MEG member photographers.  The exhibition is showing from November 26 through December 29, 2019.  

Embellish and Accessorize

Scope Gallery

December 2 @ 10:00 am - December 31 @ 5:00 pm

Whether a white Christmas or an azure-themed Hanukkah, dress up the day with ceramic ornaments, dishware, vases and centerpieces creating a huge holiday impression. Exceed standards by gifting heartfelt handmade work from local artists while presenting a spread laden with creative dishware and decorative vases, candlesticks or whimsical sculpture. Start a tradition of original art associated with the occasion, complete with heirloom treasures. With the Kiln Cub

A Gift of Local Craft


December 3, 2019 - January 5, 2020

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. The exhibition is curated by Seema Reza and Joe Merritt of Community Building Art Works, a non-profit organization that provides high-quality creative arts workshops, led by professional artists, to patients receiving care and healthcare providers at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center and Fort Belvoir…

2019 Post-Grad Residents

Target Gallery

December 13, 2019 - January 19, 2020

Reception: Friday, December 13 @ 7pm, Gallery Talk @ 8pm This culminating exhibition highlights some of the best work created by the 2019 Post-Grad Residents during their three-month residencies at the Art Center. Revisit work by Michaela Japec, Nava Levenson, Katana Lippart, and Kim Sandara. Jurors: Nicole Dowd, program director at the Halcyon Art Labs and Leslie Holt, DC-based artist and co-founder of Red Dirt Studios     Image credit: Michaela Japec, Like, 2019. Acrylic.

Holiday Celebration – Winter Studio & Gallery Walk


December 13 @ 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Participate in our interactive "My wish..." message board  and take an angelic selfie in front of our angel wings. Then visit the many studios in the Torpedo Factory Art Center on a Winter Studio and Gallery Walk. We are looking forward to seeing you, the artists at Fiberworks, Annemarie, Candace, Cindy, Gloria, Heasoon, Paulette, Tamara, and Zita

Post-Grad Residency: Homecoming

Torpedo Factory Art Center

December 13 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm

The Art Center looks back at the first five years of the Post-Grad Residency Program with a lively art event. We celebrate the opening reception for Target Gallery's 2019 Post-Grad Residents exhibition featuring this year's cohort: Michaela Japec, Nava Levenson, Katana Lippart, and Kim Sandara. We welcome returning Residency alumni and introduce the new 2020 cohort. In addition, the Mason Art Project Studio hosts a reception for their 2019 retrospective of their months at the Art Center. Image Credit: Kim…

Post-Grad Artist Talk: Katana Lippart

Torpedo Factory Art Center

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

As her three-month post-grad residency comes to a close, Katana Lippart 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…

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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.