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Mason Art Project Studio

George Mason University’s School of Art

February 25 - June 30

The Torpedo Factory Art Center and George Mason University’s School of Art MFA Program launch a 6-month project space at the Art Center. Through faculty led discussions and assignments, the program will encourage students to explore and experiment with topics that emphasize new technologies, increased sustainability efforts, improved accessibility to marginalized members of societies, and other socially relevant topics. In doing so, faculty and students will experiment with ideas and potential solutions that invite cross collaboration amongst disciplines as a…

Rob Cloutier: Virtual Reality (VR) and the Berlin Wall Experience

DC ACM SIGGRAPH

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

The Washington DC Chapter of ACM SIGGRAPH and the Torpedo Factory Art Center present Rob Cloutier, owner of Digital History Studios. Virtual Reality and Augmented Reality have the ability to enhance the education experience for museum visitors. Mr. Cloutier will focus on his involvement with the Newseum’s Berlin Wall Experience VR exhibit for the HTC Vive and how it has improved visitor engagement. He will present on key concepts for museum exhibit design, logistics of VR technology within exhibit space, as well…

CAP’s Second Annual Photo Competition and Critique

Capital Area Photographers

March 28 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Capital Area Photographers hosts its Second Annual Photo Competition and Critique. Photographers grow in their craft when they get open and honest feedback. Whether photographers win or not, most of them walk away with a new perspective on their work and a wealth of knowledge and inspiration.

Factory Flow Saturday Morning Yoga

Torpedo Factory Art Center

April 6 @ 8:00 am - 9:30 am
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An event every month that begins at 8:00am on day First of the month, repeating until June 1, 2019

Find inner peace and creativity with this early-morning series focused on art, health, and imagination. Sessions feature sound artists, yoga teachers, dance instructors, and more. 

The Late Shift: Art on the Horizon

Torpedo Factory Art Center

April 12 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Every second Friday, enjoy gallery talks, artist receptions, music, live performances, hands-on artmaking, and three floors of open artists' studios. Look towards the future with a night of new and innovative art and ideas. Meet up-and-coming talent during Target Gallery’s opening for the 2019 Emerging Artists exhibition. Explore Mirror Mirror, a new temporary public art installation at King Street Park at the Waterfront by New York based design studio SOFTlab.

Creative Writing Workshop with Community Building Art Works

Community Building Art Works

April 18 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
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One event on April 18, 2019 at 6:30pm

One event on June 20, 2019 at 6:30pm

As featured in the 2018 HBO Documentary We Are Not Done Yet, Community Building Art Works serves veterans, military personnel, and members of the community through generative creative-writing workshops. Led by accomplished authors, they are focused on using the written word as a tool for introspection, communication, and connection. Bring a pen, a notebook, and an open mind.

Factory Flow Saturday Morning Yoga

Torpedo Factory Art Center

May 4 @ 8:00 am - 9:30 am
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An event every month that begins at 8:00am on day First of the month, repeating until June 1, 2019

Find inner peace and creativity with this early-morning series focused on art, health, and imagination. Sessions feature sound artists, yoga teachers, dance instructors, and more. 

The Late Shift

Torpedo Factory Art Center

May 10 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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An event every month that begins at 7:00pm on day Second of the month, repeating until June 14, 2019

Every second Friday, enjoy gallery talks, artist receptions, music, live performances, hands-on artmaking, and three floors of open artists' studios. 

Factory Flow Saturday Morning Yoga

Torpedo Factory Art Center

June 1 @ 8:00 am - 9:30 am
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An event every month that begins at 8:00am on day First of the month, repeating until June 1, 2019

Find inner peace and creativity with this early-morning series focused on art, health, and imagination. Sessions feature sound artists, yoga teachers, dance instructors, and more. 

The Late Shift

Torpedo Factory Art Center

June 14 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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An event every month that begins at 7:00pm on day Second of the month, repeating until June 14, 2019

Every second Friday, enjoy gallery talks, artist receptions, music, live performances, hands-on artmaking, and three floors of open artists' studios. 

Creative Writing Workshop with Community Building Art Works

Community Building Art Works

June 20 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
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One event on April 18, 2019 at 6:30pm

One event on June 20, 2019 at 6:30pm

As featured in the 2018 HBO Documentary We Are Not Done Yet, Community Building Art Works serves veterans, military personnel, and members of the community through generative creative-writing workshops. Led by accomplished authors, they are focused on using the written word as a tool for introspection, communication, and connection. Bring a pen, a notebook, and an open mind.

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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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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.