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Torpedo Talks: Desiree Venn Frederic @ Second Thursday Art Night

Torpedo Factory Art Center

December 14 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Enjoy a special Thursday after-hours event at the Torpedo Factory Art Center. Browse open studios and galleries, interact with artists, and enjoy special programming. Check out our December Torpedo Talk at 8pm in the Main Hall, featuring Sierra Leonean born immigrant, writer, and installation artist Desiree Venn Frederic.

The Late Shift: STEAM-Powered December

Torpedo Factory Art Center

December 15 @ 7:00 pm - 11:00 pm

Science and the arts collide in December. The American Geosciences Institute joins the festivities for a night of music, interactive art, artist presentations, and more. Target Gallery celebrates the opening of Interlude: Unfinished Works. Interdisciplinary artist Fumi Amano talks about her work and her experience in the Post-Graduate Residency. Presented in collaboration with the American Geosciences Institute.

Opening Reception: Suh Yongsun in the New Project Studio

December 15 @ 7:00 pm - 11:00 pm

Join us on Friday, December 15 for a reception for Suh Yongsun, in partnership with the Korean Cultural Center and the Embassy of the Republic of Korea, and live performance with Three EyEs, as part of Torpedo Factory's Late Shift Art Night, 7 pm - 11 pm.

Torpedo Talks: Ars Memoria in Early Law @ Second Thursday Art Night

Torpedo Factory Art Center

January 11, 2018 @ 8:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Ars memoria, or the art of memory, associates emotionally striking and memorable images within a body of text. They have often be used in the study of architecture, law, medicine, and the arts. Jolande Goldberg shares an overview of the law book illustrations and the Law Library of Congress's efforts to preserve this history.

The Late Shift: Brand New Day

Torpedo Factory Art Center

January 19, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 11:00 pm

Welcome 2018 with a spirited celebration of art, music, and dance.

The Late Shift: Sneak Peek

Torpedo Factory Art Center

March 9, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 11:00 pm

Sneak a peek and build your wishlist at a special preview of the 2018 March150 Special Exhibition & Art Sale. Pop in the New Project Studio to celebrate emerging artists in the region during a reception with Olly Olly, a new alternative art space in the City of Fairfax. 

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Torpedo Factory Art Center
105 N. Union St.
Alexandria, VA 22314
Telephone: Please use the staff directory
Email: torpedofactory@alexandriava.gov
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Daily*10am - 6pm
Thursdays10am - 9pm
*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.