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2018 Visiting Artists Group Exhibition

Torpedo Factory Art Center & the Torpedo Factory Artists’ Association

July 6 - September 30

On View in Site 3. The Visiting Artist Program is a professional development opportunity for emerging and experienced visual artists. Visiting Artists take part in a Summer Residency Program with the Torpedo Factory Artists Association, a juried membership organization with more than 250 active visual artists. Selected Visiting Artists will have the possibility of utilizing studio space during the Summer months from June through September, where they will have the possibility of learning to work in front of an audience,…

New Art, New Voices in the New Project Studio

Torpedo Factory Art Center

July 7 - October 6

Juried by Amy Lokoff, independent curator and former visual arts coordinator at the Anacostia Arts Center, this 3-month artist residency is dedicated to fostering the next generation of artists in the DC/Maryland/Virginia area. 


Potomac Fiber Arts

August 27 - September 30

Work exhibiting movement, curves, or swaying rhythms.

Healing the Body

Torpedo Factory Art Center

September 2 - December 2

On View in Site 2 Community Gallery Healing the Body Micro-Workshops will take place during the October and November Late Shift events: Friday, October 12, 7 - 10 Friday, November 9, 7 - 10 The Torpedo Factory Art Center is proud to present Healing the Body, a group exhibition of abstract figure paintings that were created by participants in Healing the Body workshops taught by Ashley Dequilla. The workshops were aimed to promote painting as a mental wellness tool accessible to everyone,…

Hats Up


September 5 - October 1

It is never to early to plan a little bit ahead. The weather will be cooler and it will be fun to wear hats again. You will find a new collection of felted hats by Zita Simutis and, of course, the soft cashmere hats by Tamara Embrey.


Target Gallery

September 8 @ 10:00 am - October 21 @ 6:00 pm

Reception: Friday, October 12, 2018 | 7-10 pm Target Gallery is happy to announce selected artists for Juxtaposed, a group exhibition focusing on the contradictory or conflicting. Whether it be through the use of mixed media or the themes represented, the works in the exhibition are at odds with two or more juxtaposing concepts. Participating Artists Miranda Brandon Nora Burghardt Theresa Devine Travis Donovan Nadia Estela Ryan Lewis Brian McClear Christina Reed Pam Rogers Lyle Rushing Caroline Wayne Megan White About the…


Torpedo Factory Artists’ Association

September 26 - October 31

Artists explore the idea of texture, materially or visually, in this exhibtion. Join us for a reception on Thursday, October 4 from 5 - 7 pm.

Hats off to Autumn

Potomac Fiber Arts

October 1 - November 4

Our beautiful hats are tilted in honor of fall in our home city of Alexandria.

2018 Fall Seasonal Art Installations

Torpedo Factory Art Center

October 5 - November 25

Walking Tour and Artist Talks: Friday, October 12th, 7 - 8pm during our Late Shift: Folklore event The Torpedo Factory Art Center is happy to present the work of regional artists who were selected for "2018 Fall Seasonal Art Installations" exhibition from October to November 2018.  Through this exhibition, the Art Center seeks to activate our public space to visitors with immersive public art. We will feature seasonal rotating exhibitions throughout the year to keep the artwork fresh and constantly evolving.…

Art of Armistice

Target Gallery

October 27 - December 2

Reception: Friday, November 9, 2018 | 7-10 pm Target Gallery invites artists working in all visual media to submit artwork to the Art of Armistice, a group exhibition that explores the after effects of war. This exhibition will focus on the physical, mental, and cultural effects war has on the world through the perspective of both civilians and veterans alike. This exhibition will be paired with different public programs in honor of the 100th year anniversary of the ground breaking…

Sparkle and Glow

Potomac Fiber Arts

November 5, 2018 - January 6, 2019

Holiday show

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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.