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2019 Congressional High School Art Competition

Torpedo Factory Art Center

June 9 @ 10:00 am - July 28 @ 6:00 pm

The Torpedo Factory Art Center is proud to partner with Congressman Don Beyer’s Office to host the top twelve honoree’s of the 2019 Congressional High School Art Competition from Virginia’s 8th Congressional District.

Summer Seasonal Art Installations

Torpedo Factory Art Center

June 9 @ 10:00 am - September 3 @ 6:00 pm

The Torpedo Factory Art Center presents the work of artists Donna Lee Gallo, Pamela E. Underhill, and Veronica Melendez for our 2019 Summer Seasonal Art Installations.

Julia Kwon: More Than A Body

Target Gallery

June 14 - August 4

Interdisciplinary artist Julia Kwon creates sculpture and textile art that explore reductive representation, othering, and objectification, in relation to ethnicity and gender as a Korean American woman. Kwon was chosen from nearly 130 artists from across North America for this annual competitive opportunity for a solo show.

Labyrinths and Mazes

Potomac Fiber Arts

June 25 - July 28

Labyrinths and/or Mazes lead us on surprising journeys. Sometimes one is led to success and sometimes one hits a dead end. Our members have pushed their paths and have come up with wonderful results. Themed work will be eligible for recognition by the jurors. Non-themed work may also be exhibited. Detail image of scarf by Grace Mahanes



July 2 - August 5

Tamara Embrey incorporated many of her found items into her art boxes. Found: sea shells on the beach, antique buttons in Grandma's canning jar, rusty nails and wire from along the road.  Fiberworks' artists find inspiration in found objects to create works of art.

Some Like It Hot

Potomac Fiber Arts

July 30 - August 25

Our artists and craftpersons are influenced by the weather and the beautiful colors of the summer season. Themed work will be eligible for recognition by the jurors. Non-themed work may also be exhibited.

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.

Memento Mori

Target Gallery

September 28 - November 3

Opening Reception: Friday, October 11 Exhibition Juror: Laura Roulet, independent curator and writer 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. We are accepting applications for this group exhibition through…

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.

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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.