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Torpedo Factory Art Center

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February 2020

My Queer Valentine Reception

February 14 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm

This Valentine’s Day, include the Art Center in your evening plans. Enjoy an evening of interactive performance art, a photo op at our kissing booth, DIY art-making activities, a raffle to support local LGBTQ+ organizations, and more.

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March 2020

Cherry Blossom Jubilee

March 28 @ 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm

he Art Center hosts an Alexandria satellite celebration for the National Cherry Blossom Festival. Join the fun with a lively afternoon of hands-on activities, performances, and inspired works of art to shop and explore from all three floors.  

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April 2020

The Late Shift: Emerging Artists

April 10 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Meet the 2020 Emerging Artists in Target Gallery and stay to enjoy the night’s festivities.

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Art Supplies Market

April 18 @ 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Artists of all ages and skill levels can buy or trade a variety of used and surplus art supplies in all visual media. From paints and papers to beads and books, discover deals and perhaps some unusual finds you didn’t know you needed.

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May 2020

Cruel Consequences: Portraits of Misguided Law

Torpedo Factory Art Center

May 2 - July 12

On View in Site 2 Community Gallery.   Curated by activist Tamara Netzel, this exhibition features portraits and stories of people who have been criminalized by marijuana possession. It poses the question: does the punishment fit the crime?

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The Late Shift: Art Battles

May 8 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Catch the action as artists test their mettle and create new work on-the-spot. Discover new spring art on display in various studios and galleries.

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Arts & the Armed Forces

May 16 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

In honor of Armed Forces Day, salute our service men and women with an evening line-up of comedy, music, storytelling, poetry, and art.

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June 2020

The Late Shift: ALX Pride 2020

June 12 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Leading up to Capital Pride weekend, join the Alexandria-centered
LGBTQ+ celebration. Find Pride displays, hands-on activities, music,
and art.

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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.