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Women Who Run With the Wolves

Torpedo Factory Art Center

February 16 - April 14

On View in Site 2 Community Gallery. Reception: Friday, April 12, 7pm as a part of The Late Shift: Art on the Horizon The Omi Collective in collaboration with the Torpedo Factory Art Center presents a group exhibition that features art by local female-identifying artists based on the theme, Women Who Run with the Wolves. "The old one, the One Who Knows, is within us. She thrives in the deepest soul-psyche of women, the ancient and vital wild Self. Her…

Food & Beverage

Torpedo Factory Artists’ Association

February 28 - March 31

Spring Seasonal Art Installations

March 2 - May 20

The Torpedo Factory Art Center presents the work of artists Lynda Andrews-Barry and Liliane Blom for our 2019 Spring Seasonal Art Installations. The Spring Seasonal Art Installations exhibition was curated by Anne Burton, who is the Gallery Director at the BlackRock Center for the Arts in Germantown, MD. The goal of the seasonal art installations is to activate public space for visitors with  site-specific and immersive public art. We rotate exhibitions throughout the year to keep the artwork fresh and constantly evolving. Liliane Blom…

The Zero

George Mason University’s School of Art

March 8 - March 31

A site-specific installation by MFA-candidate Strange Lens in the Mason Art Project Studio.

March150: 9th Annual Special Exhibition & Art Sale

Target Gallery

March 9 - March 31

Target Gallery’s popular annual exhibition and art sale, March150, returns to the Torpedo Factory Art Center for the 9th year. Proceeds benefit future exhibitions and programs at Target Gallery and the Art Center.

Good Luck Charms

Potomac Fiber Arts

March 12 - April 14

A very special found object, a four leaf clover, a rainbow, a wishbone, a charm on a bracelet - these objects all served as inspiration to our members when creating pieces for this show. Non-themed work is also exhibited.

Blooming, With or Without You

Torpedo Factory Art Center

March 16 - April 14

Site 3 Project Gallery Blooming, With or Without You is a spring and floral themed group exhibition featuring nine Torpedo Factory Art Center artists. This exhibition celebrates new beginnings, empowerment, and redemption from past trauma, toxic patterns, abuse, and one's own shortcomings. It invites us to take a moment to pause and acknowledge our strength to rise above the murky waters and raise ourselves toward the sun, rather than to only see the painful or challenging parts of our lives.…

2019 March150 Art Party

March 29 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm

#March150 Target Gallery’s popular annual exhibition and art sale, March150, returns! The March150 Art Party, presented by the Factory Society, is the closing reception for Target Gallery’s March150 Special Exhibition and Art Sale. All remaining artwork is priced at $100. Proceeds from artwork and event sales support future exhibitions and programs at the Target Gallery and the Torpedo Factory Art Center. Join us for a lively evening featuring a special menu of appetizers provided by our friends at Chadwicks, a wine bar provided by Sonoma Cellar, beer…

Newly Juried Artist Show

Torpedo Factory Artists’ Association

April 6 - April 30

Cherry Blossom Celebration

April 6 @ 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Enjoy an indoor hanami in the Art Center and revel in all things cherry blossom. Artists show and make work inspired by the popular pink and white blooms. Find a bevy of activities and performances to enjoy this regional celebration in Alexandria.  

2019 Emerging Artists

Target Gallery

April 10 - June 5

Target Gallery presents a new yearly exhibition featuring the work of 4 emerging artists to spotlight new talent and the up-and-coming artistic innovators of the D.C. metropolitan area. The selected artists this year include: Kate Gorman, Kim Sandara, Madeline A. Stratton, and Sean Sweeney.

East Meets West

Potomac Fiber Arts

April 16 - May 19

Ikat weaving, Batik, Sashiko embroidery, Shibori dyeing, hand stamping, and a myriad of other Eastern techniques and clothing styles are integrated with Western designs and techniques. Non-themed work will also be exhibited. (Image: detail of jacket, Gretchen Klimoski)

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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.