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Art Enables on the Waterfront

Torpedo Factory Art Center

August 3 - October 6

On view in the Site 2 Community Gallery Opening Reception: Friday, August 9th @ 7pm, during the Late Shift Habitats Art Enables is a gallery and vocational program creating opportunities for artists with disabilities to make, market, and earn income from their original and compelling work.


Target Gallery

August 9 - September 22

Target Gallery presents Habitats, a group exhibition that explores the relationship between humans and nature creating a dialogue on the impact that we make on the earth and our environments.

Torpedo Factory Artists’ Association Artist of the Year 2019 Solo Show​

Torpedo Factory Artists’ Association

August 22 - September 30

It’s a Jungle Out There

Potomac Fiber Arts

August 27 - September 29

Cheetahs, lions, rhinos, monkeys, hippos, and the lands that they inhabit serve as inspiration for the pieces in this show. Themed work will be eligible for recognition by the jurors. Non-themed work may also be exhibited.

Shades of Autumn


September 3 - September 30

Inspired by the Shades of Autumn, Fiberworks' artists new creations feature russet and gold, olive green and cornflower blue, brown and burnt orange. As the days begin to cool and the leaves begin to turn, plan a visit to Fiberworks.

Fall Art Installations

Torpedo Factory Art Center

September 21 - November 17

Join us Friday, October 11th for a Meet & Greet with the artists and Curator during the Late Shift: Memento Mori event The Torpedo Factory Art Center presents the work of artists Jean Jinho Kim and Katelyn Wood for our 2019 Fall Art Installations. The Fall Art Installations exhibition was curated by Jenny Wu, a D.C. based artist and curator and former 2015 Torpedo Factory Art Center Post-Graduate Resident. The goal of the art installations is to activate public space for visitors…

Memento Mori

Target Gallery

September 28 - November 3

According to the Merriam-Webster dictionary, “Memento mori” is the literal Latin translation for “‘remember (that you have) to die”. The purpose of this exhibition is to explore death as a concept and how it affects our lives. Through explorations of entropy/decay, ghosts and paranormal spirits, or personal experiences, this exhibit will contemplate how the inevitability of death impacts us all.

Day of the Dead

Potomac Fiber Arts

October 1 - November 3

Our artists and craftpersons are influenced by this iconic celebration. Themed work will be eligible for recognition by the jurors. Non-themed work may also be exhibited.

Potomac Photography

Torpedo Factory Art Center

October 5 - December 2

Photographer Jo Ann Tooley curates an exhibition of photographs that capture the Potomac River as it curls through our region.

100 Years on the Waterfront

Torpedo Factory Art Center

October 11 - December 1

A look back at the past 100 years, from the evolution from the building's first life as a munitions plant to the past 45 years as an Art Center, pioneering creative place making in America.

Let’s Party

Potomac Fiber Arts

November 5, 2019 - January 5, 2020

It's the most wonderful time of the year, and our craftpersons have created fiber art to help you celebrate the season. Non-themed work may also be exhibited.

Internal Dialogue: Representing Selves

Torpedo Factory Art Center

December 7, 2019 - February 23, 2020

An exhibition coordinated by Community Building Art Works, an organization that provides workshops to service members, veterans, and military family members at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center and Fort Belvoir Community Hospital. Curated by Seema Reza

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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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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.