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Torpedo Factory Art Center


October 2019

Potomac Photography

Torpedo Factory Art Center

October 5, 2019 - January 12, 2020

On view in Site 3 Project Gallery. Photographer Jo Ann Tooley curates an exhibition of photographs that capture the Potomac River as it curls through our region.         Image courtesy of curator Jo Ann Tooley.

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100 Years on the Waterfront

October 19 - December 1

A look back at the past 100 years, from the evolution from the building's first life as a munitions plant to the past 45 years as an Art Center, pioneering creative place making in America.

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November 2019

Small Business Saturday

November 30 @ 10:00 am - 8:00 pm

Give creatively this year and give art. Torpedo Factory Art Center is the region’s best place to find unique gifts, from handmade jewelry and ceramics to paintings and custom ornaments. Shop small and buy local from nearly 200 artists on all three floors. Hours are extended until 8 pm.

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December 2019

Internal Dialogue: Representing Selves

Torpedo Factory Art Center

December 7, 2019 - March 15, 2020

An exhibition coordinated by Community Building Art Works, an organization that provides workshops to service members, veterans, and military family members at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center and Fort Belvoir Community Hospital. Curated by Seema Reza.

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Factory Flow Morning Yoga

December 7 @ 8:30 am - 9:30 am
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every month that begins at 8:30am on day First of the month, repeating until December 7, 2019

Find inner peace and creativity in this morning series focused on art, health, and imagination.

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Holiday Festival 2019

December 7 @ 2:00 pm - 8:00 pm

The Art Center joins in the fun on Alexandria's most festive holiday weekend of the year!

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Post-Grad Residency: Homecoming

December 13 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm

The Art Center looks back at the first five years of the Post-Grad Residency Program with a lively art event. We celebrate the opening reception for Target Gallery's 2019 Post-Grad Residents exhibition featuring this year's cohort: Michaela Japec, Nava Levenson, Katana Lippart, and Kim Sandara. We welcome returning Residency alumni and introduce the new 2020 cohort. In addition, the Mason Art Project Studio hosts a reception for their 2019 retrospective of their months at the Art Center. Image Credit: Kim…

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Post-Grad Artist Talk: Katana Lippart

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

As her three-month post-grad residency comes to a close, Katana Lippart 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…

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Torpedo Factory Art Center
105 N. Union St.
Alexandria, VA 22314
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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.