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The Late Shift: 100

Torpedo Factory Art Center

November 9, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm

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

Connect the Dots 2: AfroDite

Torpedo Factory Art Center

December 7, 2018 - February 10, 2019

On View in Site Two Community Gallery. Opening Reception: Friday, December 14, during The Late Shift: Connect the Dots 2 Aphrodite (Hathor) is an ancient Kemetic goddess associated with love, fertility, beauty, pleasure, and procreation. She was stolen by the Greeks from ancient Kemet, then forced to believe that her beauty was a curse. Believing in this curse her bloodline now uses their beauty to hypnotize, entrance, and spellbind those who wish to harm their well-being. Presented by The HRCHY…

The Late Shift: Connect the Dots

Torpedo Factory Art Center

December 14, 2018 @ 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.

The Late Shift: Art in Motion

Torpedo Factory Art Center

January 11 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Every second Friday, enjoy gallery talks, artist receptions, music, live performances, hands-on artmaking, and three floors of open artists' studios.  Shake off the frost and get moving this winter. Celebrate the art of motion with kinetic activities and performances by artists and local vendors. Bring your friends and start the year off creatively.

The Late Shift: Love & Ritual

Torpedo Factory Art Center

February 8 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Every second Friday, enjoy gallery talks, artist receptions, music, live performances, hands-on artmaking, and three floors of open artists' studios. In February, spread love through art, music, and healing arts.

The Late Shift: Strength in Unity

Torpedo Factory Art Center

March 8 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Every second Friday, enjoy gallery talks, artist receptions, music, live performances, hands-on artmaking, and three floors of open artists' studios. For Women’s History Month, hail the accomplishments of women in the arts and culture. Independent curator Amy Lokoff co-curates the evening. Also, sneak a peek and build your wish list for the 9th Annual March150 Special Exhibition and Art Sale.

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.

The Late Shift: Art on the Horizon

Torpedo Factory Art Center

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

Look towards the future with a night of new and innovative art and ideas. Meet up-and-coming talent during Target Gallery’s opening for the 2019 Emerging Artists exhibition. Explore Mirror Mirror, a new temporary public art installation at King Street Park at the Waterfront by New York based design studio SOFTlab.

The Late Shift: Alexandria Creates

Torpedo Factory Art Center

May 10 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Alexandria is a vibrant and creative collection of neighborhoods and cultures. It’s one of the top 25 most diverse cities in the country and is located in the nation’s most vibrant arts region. Celebrate our home town and take part in its next renaissance.

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The Late Shift: Summer Party

Torpedo Factory Art Center

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

Every second Friday, enjoy gallery talks, artist receptions, music, live performances, hands-on artmaking, and three floors of open artists' studios. 

The Late Shift: King Street Circus

Torpedo Factory Art Center

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

The Art Center's signature evening series features ecletic art and activities. In among three floors of open artists' studios, find gallery receptions, stimulating artist talks, pop-up performances, hands-on projects, lively music, and more. Hands on projects, music, craft beer, and more light up Torpedo Factory Art Center's Late Shift. With projects by Julia Kwon, Danielle Dravenstadt, Kate Fitzpatrick, Emily Fussner, Lilia Gestson, Kerry Hentges, Jen Lillis & Dawn Whitmore.

The Late Shift: Habitats

Torpedo Factory Art Center

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

The Art Center's signature evening series features ecletic art and activities. In among three floors of open artists' studios, find gallery receptions, stimulating artist talks, pop-up performances, hands-on projects, lively music, and more. 

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Torpedo Factory Art Center
105 N. Union St.
Alexandria, VA 22314
Telephone: Please use the staff directory
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.