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Fumi Amano: Post-Graduate Resident Talk & Studio Visit

Torpedo Factory Art Center

December 15, 2017 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm

As her winter 2017 residency comes to a close, interdiscplinary artist Fumi Amano will share about her inspirations, her work during her studies at VCU, and her time at the Torpedo Factory Art Center. Part of the Late Shift, our night of art receptions, music, and hands-on art projects.

The Late Shift: Brand New Day

Torpedo Factory Art Center

January 19 @ 7:00 pm - 11:00 pm

Welcome 2018 with a spirited celebration of art, music, and dance.

Farm to Fashion: Agricouture

Torpedo Factory Art Center

January 29 @ 10:00 am - March 26 @ 6:00 pm

Farm to Fashion | Exhibition in Site 2 Exhibition Date: January 29, 2018—March 26, 2018 Opening Reception: Friday, February 23, 2018 | 7pm - 9pm Farm to Fashion is a public art challenge exhibit created by the Loudoun Arts Council, Loudoun Economic Development, and Franklin Park Arts Center to forge new connections between the agriculture and arts communities in Loudoun County. As part of the Rural Economic Development Council’s “Loudoun VA Grown, Loudoun VA Made” initiative, F2F worked to raise public…

The Late Shift: Uncovering the Waterfront

Torpedo Factory Art Center

February 23 @ 7:00 pm - 11:00 pm

Artists and innovators team up for a night of unearthed secrets, music, and trivia celebrating our region's rich history.

The Late Shift: Sneak Peek

Torpedo Factory Art Center

March 9 @ 7:00 pm - 11:00 pm

Sneak a peek and build your wishlist at a special preview of the 2018 March150 Special Exhibition & Art Sale. Pop in the New Project Studio to celebrate emerging artists in the region during a reception with Olly Olly, a new alternative art space in the City of Fairfax. 

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.

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Torpedo Factory Art Center
105 N. Union St.
Alexandria, VA 22314
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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.