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The Late Shift: What is Art?

April 13 @ 7:00 pm - 11:00 pm

Celebrate the work of some of the region's best up-and-coming talent during the opening for Target Gallery's Emerging Artists exhibition. Meet the exhibition jurors and featured artists and hear them talk about their artwork. Mix and mingle with the Factory Society young-patrons group.

Caroline Hatfield: Unearthing

Target Gallery

May 25 - July 15

Exhibition Dates: May 25 - July 15, 2018 Opening Reception: Friday, May 25th 7 - 9 pm | Gallery Talk 7:30 pm Target Gallery is happy to announce Caroline Hatfield as 2018's solo exhibition recipient. Hatfield’s work explores concepts of utopia and science fiction through the experience of sites, landscape, and materiality in their interdisciplinary practice. Growing up in a Southern Appalachian coal mining community, Hatfield's artwork features subjects of environmentalism and land use. They have a lot of personal significance to…

The Late Shift: Art on the Edge

Torpedo Factory Art Center

May 25 @ 7:00 pm - 11:00 pm

New and Cutting-Edge art from artists across the region, as well as artists from Torpedo Factory. Stop by for opening receptions, special artist projects, and new media, including videos, performance art, and augmented reality. The Late Shift is a free monthly after-hours series featuring exhibition receptions, music, live performances, artist talks, and more. Select Fridays, 7 - 11 pm.

The Late Shift: Art Rock City

Torpedo Factory Art Center

June 15 @ 7:00 pm - 11:00 pm

In June, welcome Jurors Jarvis DuBois, Independent Curator and Carolina Mayorga, D.C.-based Artist; for a talk about Caroline Hatfield, the solo artist selected for Target Gallery’s competitive 2018 Open Call for Solo Exhibition. Join Alexis Gomez for a talk looking back on his three months in the Post-Grad Residency studio. Join the American Geosciences Institute for "Rock" related artist demonstrations. Celebrate Pride Month with NOVA Pride and Safe Space NOVA.

The Late Shift is a free monthly after-hours series featuring exhibition receptions, music, live performances, artist talks, and more. Select Fridays, 7 – 11 pm.

The Late Shift: Bright Nights

Torpedo Factory Art Center

July 20 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Summer is the time for get-togethers and music after-hours.  Tonight, the Torpedo Factory Art Center keeps its doors open late and comes alive with performances and art to celebrate the night on the waterfront.

The Late Shift: Bright Nights

Torpedo Factory Art Center

July 20 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Target Gallery’s summer exhibition, Illuminate, plays with the dynamics of light in the darkness. The gallery opening comes alive with performances and art to celebrate the night on the waterfront.

The Late Shift: Summer Fling

August 10 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Close out summer with a good ol' fashioned dance party covering the nearly five decades of the Art Center. Enjoy classic summer treats and games, feel-good pop hits from the 70s, 80s, 90s, and more. Put on your boogie shoes or blue suede shoes and get footloose with us!  Retro dress highly encouraged.

CANCELED — The Late Shift: Culture ALX

Torpedo Factory Art Center

September 14 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Artists, poets, and performers showcase the vibrant cultures that have greatly contributed to the region’s remarkable tapestry. 

The Late Shift: Folklore

Torpedo Factory Art Center

October 12 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm

October is the time for stories, traditions, and folklore. It's also National Arts & Humanities Month. Hear old familiar tales and create new stories. 

Erin Devine: Contrab(r)and

Torpedo Factory Art Center

November 9 @ 1:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Performance artist Erin Devine debuts a new work in response to the 100th anniversary of the groundbreaking of the Torpedo Factory. Titled "Contrab(r)and" this piece focuses on the tragic story of slavery and capitalism during the age of war.

The Late Shift: 100

Torpedo Factory Art Center

November 9 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Celebrate 100 years since the groundbreaking of the building that made the Alexandria Waterfront. 

The Late Shift: Connect the Dots

Torpedo Factory Art Center

December 14 @ 7:00 pm - 11:59 pm

The region is bursting with fresh talent and new artists from Virginia, D.C., and Maryland. They converge for a lively night of music and art.

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*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.