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Healing the Body

Torpedo Factory Art Center

September 2 - December 2

On View in Site 2 Community Gallery Healing the Body Interactive Art Project will take place during the November Late Shift event: Friday, November 9, 7 - 10 The Torpedo Factory Art Center is proud to present Healing the Body, a group exhibition of abstract figure paintings that were created by participants in Healing the Body workshops taught by Ashley Dequilla. The workshops were aimed to promote painting as a mental wellness tool accessible to everyone, especially marginalized communities and or persons…

2018 Fall Seasonal Art Installations

Torpedo Factory Art Center

October 5 - November 25

Torpedo Factory Art Center seeks to activate public space for visitors with immersive public art. We rotate exhibitions throughout the year to keep the artwork fresh and constantly evolving.

Art Menagerie

Torpedo Factory Art Center

October 5 - December 31

Art Menagerie will convert our Site 3 Project Gallery into visual art zoo featuring animal-themed paintings and prints from Veronica Barker-Barzel (Studio # 325), Christine Cardellino (Studio # 313),  Matt Cuenca (Studio # 335), Tracie Griffith Tso (Studio #22), Guy Jones (Studio # 337) and the papier-mâché sculptures of Lisa Schumaier (Studio # 16), an Art Safari fan favorite.

Connecting the Dots 2: Dot’s Beauty Salon

Torpedo Factory Art Center

October 6 - December 28

The Torpedo Factory Art Center welcomes back The HRCHY to the New Project Studio for a follow-up to their successful 2016 project, "Connecting the Dots," an ongoing exhibition dedicated to highlighting urban artists from unique backgrounds living in the DC, MD, and VA metropolitan area.

Art of Armistice

Target Gallery

October 27 - December 2

Reception: Friday, November 9, 2018 | 7-9 pm Target Gallery presents Art of Armistice, a group exhibition that explores the after effects of war. This exhibition will focus on the physical, mental, and cultural effects war has on the world through the perspective of both civilians and veterans alike. This exhibition will be paired with different public programs in honor of the 100th year anniversary of the ground breaking of the former munitions plant that the Torpedo Factory Art Center now…

Reframe Your Feast: Recycle Reuse

Scope Gallery

October 29 @ 10:00 am - December 2 @ 6:00 pm

The day-after gets a do-over as excess from Thanksgiving feasting is reinvented in splendid serve ware. Cast off the corning ware and do your day-two in handmade elegance that goes from oven to table. Covered casseroles, bakers and trays class up traditional holiday hangovers while reducing the paper and plastic along with fridge overload. With the Kiln Club

Glossy with the Chance of Jewels


October 30 - December 2

Sparkle and Glow

Potomac Fiber Arts

November 5, 2018 - January 6, 2019

Holiday show

Torpedo: 100 Years

Torpedo Factory Artists’ Association

November 6 - December 16

Celebrate 100 Years since the groundbreaking of the Torpedo Factory (formerly U.S. Naval Torpedo Station, Alexandria)! This exhibit features art in a range of media that is related to torpedos, the City of Alexandria and its history, the Waterfront, the Navy, or inspired by the Art Center's location. Special edition photographs of a scale model torpedo will be for sale. The model torpedo, photographed by Greg Knott, was given to the grandfather of current Torpedo Factory Artist Meg Talley (Studio 209) when he…

Pete McCutchen: Pattern + Texture

The Art League

November 7 @ 10:00 am - December 2 @ 6:00 pm

Photographer Pete McCutchen captures naturally-occurring abstracts, texture, and pattern found in the natural world.

Fall Color Burst


November 8 - December 5

Fiberworks' artists new works are inspired by the vibrant, bold colors of Fall.

“How to Be An Artist” Workshop with Kelly R. Johnston

November 18 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Join Winter 2018 Post-Grad artist Kelly R. Johnston in Studio 319 for a free workshop. Visitors and artists will learn how to write an artist statement, how to organize a portfolio, and resources on where to apply for exhibitions.

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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.