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Sto Len: RENEWAL

City of Alexandria Office of the Arts

October 3 - December 27

Sto Len builds upon traditional printing techniques like marbeling, block printing and cyanotype by using pollution, bacteria, and waste as art materials. He unpacks humanity's impacts on the environment that often goes unseen and ignored.

In My Head, In My Body

Target Gallery

October 31 - December 13

Virtual Reception: Friday, November 13, 2020 | 7 p.m. www.facebook.com/targetgallery In this all-media group exhibition, the artwork delves into the human psyche to explore themes surrounding mental health and its relationship to your physical health. This exhibition will challenge common misconceptions about the topic as well as allow space for the selected artists to express their experiences, struggles, and triumphs through their work. Featured artists:  Brandin Baron, San Francisco Clara Bolle, Rotterdam, Netherlands Jeffery Byrd, Cedar Falls, Iowa Anna Cyan,…

Multiple Exposures Gallery New Photography Exhibition: “MEG at Mosaic”

November 4 - November 29

Multiple Exposures Gallery is pleased to present a new group exhibition of photography by MEG member artists at the Torpedo Factory Artists @ Mosaic gallery.  Located in the Mosaic District in Fairfax, VA, the Torpedo Factory Artists @ Mosaic gallery is an art venue and venture by the Torpedo Factory Artists' Association (TFAA).  Our group exhibition at Mosaic features two signature pieces by each MEG member artist.  The exhibition and gallery are open to visitors Wednesday through Sunday, 11:00 am…

Gather Round

Scope Gallery

November 4 @ 11:00 am - November 29 @ 5:30 pm

Enliven your Thanksgiving table with handmade serving pieces from some of the area’s most accomplished artists. Find bowls designed with five pounds of mashed potatoes in mind or a platter for that smoked turkey breast—each dish or gravy boat or set of cups will bring the handmade work of a local craft person into your home. Featuring the Kiln Club.

Holiday Flare

Printmakers Inc

November 8, 2020 - January 3, 2021

Printmaker's Inc. is featuring "Holiday Flare" for the 2020 season.

Holiday Spirit

Potomac Fiber Arts

November 10, 2020 - January 3, 2021

The gallery shines with the spirit of the season

2020 Small Business Saturday

Torpedo Factory Art Center

November 28 @ 10:00 am - 6:00 pm

Give creatively and give art this year. After Black Friday and before Cyber Monday, there's Small Business Saturday. All artists in the Art Center are also small, independent business owners and they help shape the distinctive and creative personality of Old Town Alexandria.

Artists Sunday

2020 Artists Sunday

Torpedo Factory Art Center

November 29 @ 10:00 am - 6:00 pm

Torpedo Factory Art Center joined artists and organizations across the country for the first ever Artists Sunday, a nationwide event on the Sunday after Thanksgiving to encourage consumers to shop with artists and craftspeople. It’s like Black Friday or Small Business Saturday but for shopping for art! Torpedo Factory Art Center is the region’s best place to find unique gifts, from handmade jewelry and ceramics to paintings and custom ornaments. Shop small and buy local from nearly 200 artists on…

Multiple Exposure Gallery “Holiday Show 2020” at Torpedo Factory Artist @ Mosaic Gallery

December 2, 2020 - January 3, 2021

Multiple Exposures Gallery is pleased to present our "Holiday Show 2020," a group exhibition of photography by MEG member artists at the Torpedo Factory Artists @ Mosaic gallery.  Located in the Mosaic District in Fairfax, VA, the Torpedo Factory Artists @ Mosaic gallery is an art venue and venture by the Torpedo Factory Artists’ Association (TFAA). Our holiday exhibition at Mosaic features two signature pieces by each MEG member artist. The exhibition and gallery are open to visitors Wednesday through…

Eat, Drink and Be Merry

Scope Gallery

December 2, 2020 @ 11:00 am - January 3, 2021 @ 5:30 pm

Add flair to the forthcoming holidays, find new lovelies to lavish upon the holiday table or tree, or discover one-of- a-kind gifts for the one-of-a-kind people on your holiday list. Featuring the Ceramic Guild

Professional Development for Artists

City of Alexandria Office of the Arts

December 10 @ 12:00 pm - 1:15 pm
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One event on December 10, 2020 at 12:00pm

Torpedo Factory Art Center teams up with Alexandria's Office of the Arts for another professional development series for artists. Learn practical tips from Danielle Glosser, founder and principal at Client Raiser. Tuesday, November 10 Top 10 Business Strategies for Artists: Increase Your Client Volume and the Visibility of Your Work Learn to identify the essential elements of promoting, marketing, and selling your work. This interactive live session covers the business of sustaining and growing a visual arts practice, including branding…

Post Grad Artist Talk: Fanni Somogyi

Torpedo Factory Art Center

December 11 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Friday, December 11, 7pm  facebook.com/torpedofactory As her three-month post-grad residency comes to a close, Fanni Somogyi 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 and hear more about  her explorations of organic and inorganic networks and experiments with lost-wax casting. Join us for a live virtual conversation on facebook.com/torpedofactory.

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Torpedo Factory Art Center
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Alexandria, VA 22314
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Wednesday - Sunday10 am - 6 pm

Entrance and exit are via sliding doors on the Waterfront and Union Street only. No capacity limit, but masks are required for admittance and social distancing should be observed for the duration of the visit. Check Today’s Hours for expanded information.

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