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February 2017

Second Thursday Art Night: Love & Friendship

Torpedo Factory Art Center

February 9, 2017 @ 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 February, join us as we celebrate an evening of Love & Friendship. This month’s line-up features a reception in the Target Gallery for Ipseity and The Art League Gallery previews Patrons’ Show. In Studio 327, the Alexandria Archaeology Museum exhibits artifacts…

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March 2017

Second Thursday Art Night

Torpedo Factory Art Center

March 9, 2017 @ 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 March, we imagine tomorrow with The Future is…. Find forward-facing exhibitions with March150 in Target Gallery and Heidi Nam’s Netted: Morphological State of our Urban Space in The Art League Gallery. Draw your vision of the future of Alexandria and the Torpedo Factory with AIA Northern…

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April 2017

Second Thursday Art Night

Torpedo Factory Art Center

April 13, 2017 @ 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, grab a bronut, and enjoy special programming.

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Sheryl Oring: I Wish to Say

Torpedo Factory Art Center

April 13, 2017 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

As part of National Poetry Month, the Torpedo Factory Art Center hosts Sheryl Oring’s I Wish to Say in the New Project Studio. I Wish to Say grew out of Sheryl Oring’s concern that not enough voices were being heard about the state-of-affairs in this country and her belief in the value of free expression that is guaranteed under our Constitution. For this project, Oring sets up a portable public office – complete with a manual typewriter – and invites people to write postcards to the President.

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May 2017

Fundred Dollar Bill Project

Torpedo Factory Art Center

May 8, 2017 - June 30, 2017

So far nearly half a million people have created and shared their unique Fundred Dollar Bills. Visit the New Project Studio (Studio 8) to create your own and display it on the wall with other Fundreds from the community.

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Second Thursday Art Night

Torpedo Factory Art Center

May 11, 2017 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

In May, we celebrate the theme “Everyone Has a Story”. Meet George Washington University’s Art Therapy 2017 graduating class and take part in a creative storytelling workshop. Explore the Fundred Dollar Bill Project as they bring their ongoing project to the New Project Studio. Meet your local Alexandria Library and hear about their Alexandra Reads project. Welcome Story District, the critically-acclaimed DC storytelling program, to Northern Virginia in anticipation of their first-ever Virginia event here at the Torpedo Factory on June 23. Visit our friends in the Alexandria Archaeology Museum all night as they share stories about artifacts from Alexandria’s past. As always, EatsPlace has the beer and victuals.

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June 2017

Second Thursday Art Night: Pride and Joy

Torpedo Factory Art Center

June 8, 2017 @ 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! Featuring ASO Sympatico, a juror talk with Adriel Luis in the Target Gallery, Story District, Fundred Dollar Bills, and bronuts!

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July 2017

Celebrate Fiber Arts @ Fiberworks

July 13, 2017 @ 10:00 am - 9:00 pm

The Torpedo Factory Art Center will celebrate Fiber Arts and Fiber Artists with a whole day of open studios and demonstrations by many and varied artists. You’ll see the fiber arts community weaving, sewing, pattern-making, felt making and many more fiber-related techniques.

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Summer Social: Second Thursday Art Night

Torpedo Factory Art Center

July 13, 2017 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

In June, we invite you to cool off from the heat and join our “Summer Social”! Featuring receptions in Target Gallery, Art League Gallery, and The Associate Gallery, as well as new projects and artists in the Post Grad Studio and the New Project Studio.

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August 2017

Second Thursday Art Night: Collage/Melange

Torpedo Factory Art Center

August 10, 2017 @ 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!

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Your Side of History: Collage Making

Target Gallery

August 10, 2017 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Inspired by the current exhibition, Sarah Nesbitt: Making Sense of What We Have, Target Gallery will be hosting a collage making session in which any individual can create and show their version of history during the Second Thursday Art Night. Whether it be highlighting what you find most important, or pointing out things that you have come to question, we encourage you to add your perspective on the community’s shared history to show what stands out to you! (Note: Supplies will…

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September 2017

Second Thursday Art Night: The Shock of the New

Torpedo Factory Art Center

September 14, 2017 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

This month we celebrate “The Shock of the New.” Visit new exhibitions in the Target Gallery, Art League Gallery, and Associate Gallery. Check out a Late Shift retrospective in the New Project Studio. Spend time with Lindsay Hall before her artist talk later this month. Take part in a DIY activity with the Artists Association. Live music provided by DJ Vico Vibes. Wine, beer, and sweets provided by EatsPlace.

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