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Mason Arts 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…

Factory Flow: Harmonizing Yoga and Sound

Torpedo Factory Art Center

June 1 @ 8:00 am - 9:30 am

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. 

ALX Pride 2019 Mix & Mingle

Torpedo Factory Art Center

June 6 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Kick off the start of Capital Pride with a special evening mix and mingle for Alexandria. Get to know others from the local LGBTQIA community. 

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.

Capital Area Photographers: Mastering Studio Light

Capital Area Photographers

June 27 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Studio Portraits are making a comeback. After years of location sessions, clients are beginning to look for studio sessions again. Getting control of your lighting and learning how to use it based on the situation is imperative to creating stunning portraits which will help you stand out from the crowd. This talk will cover traditional and non-traditional lighting set-ups, camera settings, and how to get “real” with your subject.

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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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Building Hours

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.