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Potomac Photography

Torpedo Factory Art Center

October 5 - December 15

On view in Site 3 Project Gallery. Photographer Jo Ann Tooley curates an exhibition of photographs that capture the Potomac River as it curls through our region.         Image courtesy of curator Jo Ann Tooley.

100 Years on the Waterfront

Torpedo Factory Art Center

October 19 - 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 we have created fiber art to help you celebrate the season. Our gallery shines with holiday spirit – unique gifts to give, lovely pieces to wear, and enchanting and decorative works for the home.

Internal Dialogues: 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

2019 Post-Grad Residents

Target Gallery

December 13, 2019 - January 19, 2020

Reception: Friday, December 13 @ 7pm, Gallery Talk @ 8pm This culminating exhibition highlights some of the best work created by the 2019 Post-Grad Residents during their three-month residencies at the Art Center. Revisit work by Michaela Japec, Nava Levenson, Katana Lippart, and Kim Sandara. Jurors: Nicole Dowd, program director at the Halcyon Art Labs and Leslie Holt, DC-based artist and co-founder of Red Dirt Studios     Image credit: Michaela Japec, Like, 2019. Acrylic.


Potomac Fiber Arts

January 7, 2020 - February 9, 2020

Repeated  patterns, repeated themes, repeated textures and repeated colors all lead to interesting and exciting pieces.

Architecture in Fiber

Potomac Fiber Arts

February 13, 2020 - March 15, 2020

Here in Alexandria, Virginia, we are surrounded by beautiful and exciting buildings, bridges, parks, and monuments.  Both our local and worldwide architecture serve as inspiration for the pieces in this show.

Purple Pops

Potomac Fiber Arts

March 17, 2020 - April 19, 2020

The many shades and tones of purple are our inspiration for this show. Winter is out and color is in!

Clouds, Showers, and Rainbows

Potomac Fiber Arts

April 21, 2020 - May 17, 2020

Spring brings us beautiful flowering bulbs and trees, but it also brings us the wonderful colors and shapes of clouds, showers and rainbows.

Birds of a Feather

Potomac Fiber Arts

May 19, 2020 - June 21, 2020

Spring and early summer bring the return of many varieties of birds to the mid-Atlantic states. Their colors, songs, and antics inspire our members' creativity.

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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.