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Art in Common Spaces

Target Gallery

April 21 - September 30

The Torpedo Factory Art Center is happy to present the work of regional artists who were selected for "Art in Common Spaces" exhibition from April to September 2018.  Through "Art in Common Spaces" the Art Center seeks to activate our public space to visitors with immersive public art. We will feature seasonal rotating exhibitions throughout the year to keep the artwork fresh and constantly evolving. The juror for the Spring/Summer season was Lauren Ross, and independent curator based out of…

Doubling Up

Potomac Fiber Arts

May 21 - June 24

We expand our range with two or more techniques in one piece or collaborate with another gallery member.

Caroline Hatfield: Unearthing

Target Gallery

May 25 - July 15

Exhibition Dates: May 25 - July 15, 2018 Opening Reception: Friday, May 25th 7 - 9 pm | Gallery Talk 7:30 pm Target Gallery is happy to announce Caroline Hatfield as 2018's solo exhibition recipient. Hatfield’s work explores concepts of utopia and science fiction through the experience of sites, landscape, and materiality in their interdisciplinary practice. Growing up in a Southern Appalachian coal mining community, Hatfield's artwork features subjects of environmentalism and land use. They have a lot of personal significance to…

2018 Congressional Art Exhibition

Torpedo Factory Art Center

June 1 - July 9

On View in Site 2 Community Gallery The Torpedo Factory Art Center is proud to partner with the Office of Congressman Don Beyer to host the top ten honoree’s of the“2018 Congressional Art Competition” from Congressman’s Beyer’s 8th District. The exhibition will be up from June 1 - July 9th, 2018 with a reception on June 15th with comments from Congressman Beyer at 7pm. Image Credit: Catherine Owens, a junior from St. Stephen's and St. Agnes School and Torpedo Factory…

Pride 2018 Art Studio Displays

Torpedo Factory Art Center

June 1 - June 30

At any time during the month of June, stop by the Information Desk on the first floor or any participating studios to pick up your FREE map of Pride 2018 Art Studio Displays. Participating studio artists, galleries, and project spaces will display Pride-related artwork for to celebrate the achievements the Pride movement has achieved over the years, as well as the 30th anniversary of the City of Alexandria's first Pride Month back in 1988.

Symphony in Color


June 4 - July 1

Add a burst of color to your life with an enameled piece.

Selfie: Not for Sharing

Scope Gallery

June 4 @ 10:00 am - July 1 @ 6:00 pm

Take time to treat yourself right, do some soul searching and local handmade retail therapy by selecting a treasure that reflects individualism. Test what appeals to enhance your environment and find a bauble that tickles your fancy. Just do it, only for you. Artists focus on onesies with bud vases, cups and offer the id-centric with personal use in mind. In conjunction with Art Leagues Reflections from June 5 to July 1. With the Kiln Club

Michael McSorley: “Collections of Perceptions”

The Art League

June 6 @ 10:00 am - July 1 @ 6:00 pm

A pocket watch, a palette knife, a matchbox; oil painter Michael McSorley brings together the unexpected, the ordinary, and the unassuming through carefully constructed three-dimensional assemblages in “Collections of Perceptions” on view at The Art League gallery, June 6—July 1, 2018.

Multiple Exposures Gallery Presents New Photography by Tim Hyde – “Neighbors”

June 19 - July 29

Multiple Exposures Gallery presents an exhibition of new photography by Tim Hyde.   The new show "Neighbors" is on exhibition from June 19 through July 29, 2018.  The opening reception is Sunday June 24th from 2:00 to 4:00 pm.

Joey Ponthieux: CGI, NASA, and the art of Visual Communication


June 21 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

The Washington DC Chapter of ACM SIGGRAPH and the Torpedo Factory Art Center present Joey Ponthieux, EMMY® award winning professional 3D animator and concept visualization contract artist for NASA. 


Potomac Fiber Arts

June 25 - July 29

Big and bold graphics, hip hop, irreverent urban décor. (Wall art by Marisela Rumberg)

Visiting Artist Presentation: Diane Di Bernardino Sanborn

Torpedo Factory Artists’ Association

June 28 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm

Diane Di Bernardino Sanborn is a painter based in Scottsdale, AZ. Her residency will run through the month of June in Studio 316. The Visiting Artist Program is a professional development opportunity for emerging and experienced visual artists. Visiting Artists take part in a summer residency program with the Torpedo Factory Artists, a juried membership organization with more than 250 active visual artists. Selected Visiting Artists are selected for studio space in one of the 82 publicly accessible working studios, where…

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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.