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2019 Visiting Artist Program

Torpedo Factory Art Center & the Torpedo Factory Artists’ Association

July 10 - September 29

The Visiting Artist Program is a professional development opportunity for emerging and experienced visual artists.

Post-Grad Artist Talk: Kim Sandara

Torpedo Factory Art Center

September 19 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

As her three-month post-grad residency comes to a close, Kim Sandara talks with moderator Leslie Mounaime, Curator of Exhibitions at the Torpedo Factory Art Center, about her experiences during her time at the Torpedo Factory. Hear her speak about how her residency inspired her work and process, what she’s done during her time, and what she will be doing next. Join us in the main hall of the Art Center for her talk and then a mingle in the Post-Grad studio…

2nd Annual Beer & Wine Torpedo Garden

Torpedo Factory Art Center

September 21 @ 11:00 am - 6:00 pm
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One event on September 22, 2019 at 11:00am

A trip to the King Street Art Festival isn't complete without a visit to the Art Center. Enjoy a glass of craft beer or wine while exploring all three floors of artists' studios. Meet the artists and find original art created on-site. Recharge and refresh with exhibitions, games, and music. 

2nd Annual Beer & Wine Torpedo Garden

Torpedo Factory Art Center

September 22 @ 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
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One event on September 22, 2019 at 11:00am

A trip to the King Street Art Festival isn't complete without a visit to the Art Center. Enjoy a glass of craft beer or wine while exploring all three floors of artists' studios. Meet the artists and find original art created on-site. Recharge and refresh with exhibitions, games, and music. 

24th Annual Art Safari

Torpedo Factory Art Center

October 19 @ 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm

An Alexandria tradition for almost a quarter-century, Art Safari returns for a day of hands-on activities for kids and families. Dozens of artists lead budding art enthusiasts in exciting and creative projects throughout the building. Dress to get a little mess. Great for kids ages 5+. Younger children may need some extra help, but will still have a lot of fun!

Anniversary Ball

Torpedo Factory Art Center

November 16 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Dress to impress and celebrate like it's 1919 or 1974, as the building turns 100 and the Art Center turns 45.

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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.