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The Late Shift: Love & Ritual

Torpedo Factory Art Center

February 8, 2019 @ 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, 2019 @ 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, 2019 - March 31, 2019

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, 2019 @ 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, 2019 @ 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, 2019 @ 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, 2019 @ 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, 2019 @ 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. 

The Late Shift: Autumn Evenings

Torpedo Factory Art Center

September 13, 2019 @ 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. 

Fall Art Installations

Torpedo Factory Art Center

September 21, 2019 - November 17, 2019

Join us Friday, October 11th for a Meet & Greet with the artists and Curator during the Late Shift: Memento Mori event The Torpedo Factory Art Center presents the work of artists Jean Jinho Kim and Katelyn Wood for our 2019 Fall Art Installations. The Fall Art Installations exhibition was curated by Jenny Wu, a D.C. based artist and curator and former 2015 Torpedo Factory Art Center Post-Graduate Resident. The goal of the art installations is to activate public space for visitors…

The Late Shift: Memento Mori

Torpedo Factory Art Center

October 11, 2019 @ 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. 

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.

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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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Modified Hours for COVID-19

Wednesday - Sunday10 am - 6 pm

Entrance and exit are via sliding doors on the Waterfront and Union Street only. No capacity limit, but masks are required for admittance and social distancing should be observed for the duration of the visit. Check Today’s Hours for expanded information.

Artists maintain their own studio hours. It's best to confirm availability before your visit.

Torpedo Factory Art Center is closed for New Year's Day, Easter, Independence Day, Thanksgiving, and Christmas.

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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.