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March 2016

Second Thursday Art Night

Torpedo Factory Art Center

March 10, 2016 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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An event every 1 month(s) on that lasts 0 day(s) and 3 hour(s), the last of which will begin on July 9, 2020

Enjoy an special after-hours event at the Torpedo Factory Art Center every month. Browse open studios and galleries, interact with artists, and enjoy special programming. Stop by on your way to dinner and make an evening of it!

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Second Thursday Art Night

March 10, 2016 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

The Torpedo Factory Art Center celebrates the legacy of women in the arts during Women’s History Month. Of the 132 resident artists in the Torpedo Factory, more than 100 of them are women. The night also features a host of new exhibitions, live music, button making, and a peek into the life of an Alexandria socialite who became a Confederate spy.

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April 2016

Second Thursday Art Night

Torpedo Factory Art Center

April 14, 2016 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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An event every 1 month(s) on that lasts 0 day(s) and 3 hour(s), the last of which will begin on July 9, 2020

Enjoy an special after-hours event at the Torpedo Factory Art Center every month. Browse open studios and galleries, interact with artists, and enjoy special programming. Stop by on your way to dinner and make an evening of it!

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Second Thursday Art Night: Recycling & Reuse

April 14, 2016 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Enjoy an special after-hours event at the Torpedo Factory Art Center every month. Browse open studios and galleries, interact with artists, and enjoy special programming. Stop by on your way to dinner and make an evening of it! It’s all about reuse and recycling during the April Second Thursday Art Night at the Torpedo Factory Art Center on Thursday, April 14; 6 – 9 pm. Artists will be creating a chandelier from plastic water bottles.  The evening also features a…

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Save Our Ship: Discovery, Recovery, and Conservation of Alexandria Archaeology’s Ship

Alexandria Archaeology Museum

April 14, 2016 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Studio 327 – Alexandria Archaeology Museum,
105 N. Union Street
Alexandria, VA 22314 United States
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Join Alexandria Archaeology at their museum on the third floor of the Torpedo Factory for a discussion on the update of the ship discovered on the Waterfront late last year. Learn about 18th century ship construction as well as the circumstances and efforts behind the ship’s sinking, discovery, excavation, recovery, and conservation of this 200+ year old vessel. Presentation will be given by City of Alexandria Archaeologist Benjamin Skolnik at 7 P.M. and 8 P.M. Starting on April 12, Archaeologists will be…

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May 2016

Second Thursday Art Night

Torpedo Factory Art Center

May 12, 2016 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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An event every 1 month(s) on that lasts 0 day(s) and 3 hour(s), the last of which will begin on July 9, 2020

Enjoy an special after-hours event at the Torpedo Factory Art Center every month. Browse open studios and galleries, interact with artists, and enjoy special programming. Stop by on your way to dinner and make an evening of it!

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Second Thursday Art Night – Pets!

May 12, 2016 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Enjoy an special after-hours event at the Torpedo Factory Art Center every month. Browse open studios and galleries, interact with artists, and enjoy special programming. Stop by on your way to dinner and make an evening of it. In May, join us to celebrate Pets!

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June 2016

Second Thursday Art Night: Art Pride

Torpedo Factory Art Center

June 9, 2016 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

In June, we partner with AGLA and Go Gay DC to celebrate Art Pride.

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July 2016

Second Thursday Art Night: Red, White, and Blue

Torpedo Factory Art Center

July 14, 2016 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

#2ndThurs Enjoy a special after-hours event at the Torpedo Factory Art Center every month. Browse open studios and galleries, interact with artists, and enjoy special programming. Stop by on your way to dinner and make an evening of it! In July, we partner with the Office of Historic Alexandria to celebrate “Red, White, and Blue.” Take part in our DIY activity with artist Andy Yoder as he constructs Highest Honor, a site-specific, suspended, 25-ft triangular banner for the Torpedo Factory Art Center, created from…

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August 2016

Second Thursday Art Night

Torpedo Factory Art Center

August 11, 2016 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Enjoy a special after-hours event at the Torpedo Factory Art Center every month. Browse open studios and galleries, interact with artists, and enjoy special programming. Stop by on your way to dinner and make an evening of it! Before the season wraps up, enjoy an Endless Summer evening during the August Second Thursday Art Night. With five exhibition openings, live music and outdoor painting, it will be quite a diverting evening. 6:30, 7:30 pm: Learn about Alexandria’s Civil War hospitals, including…

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September 2016

Second Thursday Art Night: The Art of the Book

Torpedo Factory Art Center

September 8, 2016 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
The Art of the Book: Second Thursday Art Night at the Torpedo Factory Art Center

Bookmaking, a poetry reading, and more to celebrate The Art of the Book. Browse open studios and galleries, interact with artists, and enjoy special programming.

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October 2016

Second Thursday Art Night: Day of the Dead

Torpedo Factory Art Center

October 13, 2016 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Enjoy a special after-hours event at the Torpedo Factory Art Center every month. Browse open studios and galleries, interact with artists, and enjoy special programming. Stop by on your way to dinner and make an evening of it! Join us in October for a special night celebrating Día de los Muertos, Day of the Dead. Paulette Palacios, the 2016 Winter Post-Graduate Resident, will lead visitors in a progressive silkscreening activity with ink stations located throughout the building. October is Domestic Violence…

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