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Potomac Fiber Arts

July 29 - August 30

2020 Emerging Artists

Target Gallery

August 1 - September 13

Target Gallery presents 3rd annual exhibition featuring the work of four regional emerging artists. This exhibition spotlights new talent and the up-and-coming artistic innovators of the D.C. metropolitan area: MK Bailey, Mahsa R. Fard, Zia Palmer, and Latrelle Rostant.

Multiple Exposures Gallery Juried Group Exhibition

Multiple Exposures Gallery

August 1 - September 30

Multiple Exposures Gallery is now exhibiting our recently featured online Group show in our gallery.  MEG member photographs are now up on the walls and we think it is a beautiful exhibition.  Visitors may view and enjoy the show at our gallery in the Torpedo Factory Art Center.  Please note however that gallery access is currently by appointment only.  To schedule a visit, please send an email to: info@multipleexposuresgallery.com.

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Melanie Kehoss: Through the Kitchen Door 

The New Project Studio (#8)

August 1 - September 27

The Art Center welcomes artist Melanie Kehoss to the New Project Studio for an interactive installation from July 1 - September 27. This installation was done in partnership with the Office of the Arts Events & Public Space Activations team and Torpedo Factory Art Center.

Creatures: Real and Imagined

Scope Gallery

August 3 @ 10:00 am - August 30 @ 6:00 pm

Chickens and dragons and flying fish—oh my! A menageries of beasts will be featured in this month-long zoo of a gallery all month. Featuring the Kiln Club.

Emerging Art in the DMV: A Panel Discussion

August 14 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Target Gallery presents its 3rd annual exhibition featuring the work of four regional emerging artists. This exhibition spotlights new talent and the up-and-coming artistic innovators of the D.C. metropolitan area.

The Late Shift Online: Emerging Artists

August 14 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Join us from the comfort of your own home for an online celebration of new exhibitions, artists, and ideas. 

11th Annual Alexandria Sidewalk Sale

August 15 @ 12:00 pm - August 16 @ 5:00 pm

Visit the Art Center on Saturday August 15 and Sunday August 16 and as part of the 11th Annual Alexandria Sidewalk Sale.


Scope Gallery

August 31 @ 10:00 am - September 27 @ 6:00 pm

KaleidoSCOPE: Diversity is the beauty of Scope Gallery: individual talents that, like facets in a kaleidoscope, combine in dazzling patterns with each new month. From shimmering crystalline-glazed platters to sculptural forms with abstract or animal personalities, Scope Gallery is an ever-changing display of ceramic gems. Featuring the Kiln Club.

“La Japonaise” by Claude Monet

Potomac Fiber Arts

September 1 - October 4

Fiber art inspired by Monet's painting, “La Japonaise”, is featured in our gallery


Target Gallery

September 19 - October 25

Virtual Reception: Friday, October 9, 2020 | 7 pm www.facebook.com/torpedofactory This all- visual media group exhibition presents work by artists who illustrate contemporary interpretations of mythology, folklore, and legends. This exhibition takes the symbolism and allegory of mythology and recontextualizes them in terms of current perspectives. The juror for this exhibition was Dr. Michele Greet. Featured artists:  Florence Alfano McEwin, Green River, WY Petra Barth, Castleton, VA Ken Beerbohm, Columbia, MD Saya Behnam, Lessburg, VA K. Johnson Bowles, Raleigh, NC…

Function Fest

Scope Gallery

September 28 @ 10:00 am - November 1 @ 6:00 pm

From a comfortable handle on a mug, a butter dish that’s just the right size for that quarter- pound stick, or the just-right-size salt- and pepper shaker, the precision of true function inspires the ceramic objects in our October show. With the Ceramic Guild.

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Torpedo Factory Art Center
105 N. Union St.
Alexandria, VA 22314
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Email: torpedofactory@alexandriava.gov
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Modified Hours for COVID-19

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.

Artists maintain their own studio hours. It's best to confirm availability before your visit.

Torpedo Factory Art Center is closed for New Year's Day, Easter, Independence Day, Thanksgiving, and Christmas.

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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.