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The Golden Doors to Freedom

ArtWorks for Freedom

October 3 - November 19

ArtWorks for Freedom and the Torpedo Factory Art Center present The Golden Doors of Freedom, a participatory art venture that turns abandoned doors into dramatic vehicles for a communal focus on human trafficking and the healing nature of art.

2017 Post-Graduate Residents

Target Gallery

October 28 - December 3

Opening Reception: Thursday, November 9th 6 - 8 pm | Artist Talk 7 pm Target Gallery Presents the 2017 Torpedo Factory Post-Graduate Residents: Jay Hendrick, Samantha Sethi, Lindsay Hall, and Fumi Amano. This group of artists have each spent three months over the past year  developing new work in our Residency studio 12. This exhibition is a sampling of their best work created during their time here. Jay Hendrick   ●   George Mason University January - March Jay Hendrick, Falling Down the…

Supersized: Dish Up

Scope Gallery

October 30 @ 10:00 am - November 26 @ 6:00 pm

American eating does it big, and Thanksgiving is the empress of excess. Artists stuff the Gallery with pottery big and tall. Platters are fatter, gravy boats grow and everything is more ambitious. In conjunction with Art League's Tabletop show. With the Ceramic Guild

Holiday Shimmers

October 31 - December 3

Enamel jewelry, wall pieces, bowls and plates in a dazzling array of colors are presented at one of only two galleries in the US devoted solely to enamel works.

Views of The Connection Between Nature & The Urban Environment in Woodblock Print

Printmakers Inc

November 1 - November 21

Views of the Connection between Nature & the Urban Environment in Woodblock Print by Kristina Hagman will be on display in Printmakers Inc (Studio 325) at the Torpedo Factory Art Center from November 1 to November 21, 2017. An opening reception will be held on November 4 from 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm, and there will be an artist talk on November 9 at 7:30 pm. Printmakers Inc, a member of the Torpedo Factory Artists’ Association, is a studio and…

“Attention to Detail” by Dennis Crayon & Meg Talley

The Torpedo Factory Artists’ Association

November 2 - November 26

Attention to Detail, an exhibition in TAG (The Associates Gallery) by Torpedo Factory Artists’ Association members Dennis Crayon and Meg Talley pairs the nostalgic paintings and photo transfers of of Crayon’s Remember When series with the botanically-inspired jewelry of Talley’s Persistence collection. The show will be on on display from November 2 - November 26. An opening reception will be held on November 9 from 6:00 - 8:30 pm. Remember When Growing up, Dennis Crayon remembers doing chores to earn a little…

Human Trafficking: Zine and Bookmaking Workshops

Torpedo Factory Art Center

November 3 - November 26

For the month of November, the New Project Studio will host "Human Trafficking: Zine and Bookmaking Workshops," a program affiliated with the ArtWorks for Freedom/ ACTION DC!


Potomac Fiber Arts

November 7, 2017 - January 7, 2018

We celebrate the winter holidays (Pictured: fiber sculpture by Jean Opilla)

IMPart Ceramics & Bladesmithing Exhibit

November 7 - December 3

Sculptures, functional ceramics, and blades created by participants in the Injured Military Personnel + Art program.

Karin Lithell: Home Sweet Home – On the Move

November 9 - December 3

Karin Lithell combines painting with printmaking.

Trunk Show by Fiberworks Artists at Mosaic Center Pop-up Gallery

November 17 - November 19

Meet the artists during a special VIP reception on  Friday November 17, 7:30 – 9:30 pm.  Saturday, November 18 & Sunday, November 19 --11 am - 7 pm .  Mosaic Center Pop-up Gallery at 2905 District Ave; Suite 115 at the Mosaic District in Fairfax, Virginia.

Veterans Comedy Show with Armed Services Arts Partnership (ASAP)

Torpedo Factory Art Center

November 18 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm

The Torpedo Factory Art Center welcomes back Armed Services Arts Partnership (ASAP) to host a special comedy show featuring veterans, service members, and military family members from the DC Metro Area. The event will provide a platform for veteran artists to showcase their talents, express themselves, and have their voices heard in front of members of the local community. This is an opportunity for the civilian and military world to connect through comedy, dispel stereotypes and misnomers, and engage in an honest dialogue…

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