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Internal Dialogue: Representing Selves

Torpedo Factory Art Center

December 7, 2019 - March 15, 2020

Internal Dialogue: Representing Selves is a collection of portraits of and by post-9/11 veterans. These portraits, in a range of media, represent multiple dimensions of American Veterans, including those often invisible to the civilian imagination.


Potomac Fiber Arts

January 7 - February 9

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



January 7 - February 3

Fiberwork's artists celebrate friendships made through opportunities as Torpedo Factory artists. We share Tamara Embrey's Heart to promote a new decade of kindness.

My Queer Valentine

Target Gallery

January 25 - March 8

My Queer Valentine explores love and relationships through non-heteronormative and non-binary artists perspectives. The themes and subjects of artwork in this exhibition explore relationships through the artists' perspectives on love.

Architecture in Fiber

Potomac Fiber Arts

February 13 - March 15

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.

March150: 10th Annual Special Exhibition & Art Sale

Target Gallery

March 14 - March 31

Target Gallery’s popular annual exhibition and art sale, March150, returns to the Torpedo Factory Art Center for the 10th year. Proceeds benefit future exhibitions and programs at Target Gallery and the Torpedo Factory Art Center.

Purple Pops

Potomac Fiber Arts

March 17 - April 19

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

Friends Mentorship Exhibition

March 28 - April 26

On View in Site 2 Community Gallery. Find work by high school students participating in the mentorship program, organized by Friends of the Torpedo Factory. Mentees are paired with an Art Center artist to learn and grow their skills.

2020 Emerging Artists

Target Gallery

April 10 - May 31

Target Gallery presents 3rd annual exhibition featuring the work of four regional emerging artists. This exhibition spotlights new talent and the up-and-coming artistic innovators of the D.C. metropolitan area: MK Bailey, Mahsa R. Fard, Zia Palmer, and Latrelle Rostant.

Clouds, Showers, and Rainbows

Potomac Fiber Arts

April 21 - May 17

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

Cruel Consequences: Portraits of Misguided Law

Torpedo Factory Art Center

May 2 - July 12

On View in Site 2 Community Gallery.   Curated by activist Tamara Netzel, this exhibition features portraits and stories of people who have been criminalized by marijuana possession. It poses the question: does the punishment fit the crime?

Birds of a Feather

Potomac Fiber Arts

May 19 - June 21

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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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.