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Torpedo Factory Art Center

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September 2018

Free

Healing the Body

Torpedo Factory Art Center

September 2 - December 2

On View in Site 2 Community Gallery Healing the Body Interactive Art Project will take place during the November Late Shift event: Friday, November 9, 7 – 10 The Torpedo Factory Art Center is proud to present Healing the Body, a group exhibition of abstract figure paintings that were created by participants in Healing the Body workshops taught by Ashley Dequilla. The workshops were aimed to promote painting as a mental wellness tool accessible to everyone, especially marginalized communities and or persons…

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October 2018

2018 Fall Seasonal Art Installations

Torpedo Factory Art Center

October 5 - November 25

Torpedo Factory Art Center seeks to activate public space for visitors with immersive public art. We rotate exhibitions throughout the year to keep the artwork fresh and constantly evolving.

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Art Menagerie

Torpedo Factory Art Center

October 5 - December 31

Art Menagerie will convert our Site 3 Project Gallery into visual art zoo featuring animal-themed paintings and prints from Veronica Barker-Barzel (Studio # 325), Christine Cardellino (Studio # 313),  Matt Cuenca (Studio # 335), Tracie Griffith Tso (Studio #22), Guy Jones (Studio # 337) and the papier-mâché sculptures of Lisa Schumaier (Studio # 16), an Art Safari fan favorite.

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Connecting the Dots 2: Dot’s Beauty Salon

Torpedo Factory Art Center

October 6 - December 28

The Torpedo Factory Art Center welcomes back The HRCHY to the New Project Studio for a follow-up to their successful 2016 project, “Connecting the Dots,” an ongoing exhibition dedicated to highlighting urban artists from unique backgrounds living in the DC, MD, and VA metropolitan area.

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November 2018

Small Business Saturday

Torpedo Factory Art Center

November 24 @ 10:00 am - 8:00 pm

After Black Friday and before Cyber Monday, there’s Small Business Saturday. All artists in the Art Center are also small, independent business owners and they help shape the distinctive and creative personality of Old Town Alexandria. 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…

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December 2018

Holiday Glow

Torpedo Factory Art Center

December 1 @ 2:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Enjoy the 2018 Alexandria Holiday Boat Parade of Lights from the riverfront, then warm up inside the Art Center for more festive programming and after-hours art. Check back for the full schedule.

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Connect the Dots 2: AfroDite

Torpedo Factory Art Center

December 7, 2018 - February 10, 2019

On View in Site Two Community Gallery. Opening Reception: Friday, December 14, during The Late Shift: Connect the Dots 2 Afrodite (Hathor) is an ancient Kemetic goddess associated with love, fertility, beauty, pleasure, and procreation. She was stolen by the Greeks from ancient Kemet, then forced to believe that her beauty was a curse. Believing in this curse her bloodline now uses their beauty to hypnotize, entrance, and spellbind those who wish to harm their well-being. Presented by The HRCHY…

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Torpedo Talks

Torpedo Factory Art Center

December 20 @ 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every month that begins at 7:30pm on day Third of the month, repeating until December 20, 2018

Torpedo Talks is the Art Center’s monthly conversation series highlighting the unique voices that make the Torpedo Factory Art Center such a dynamic institution. Find them on third Thursdays of each month at 7:30 pm. 

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April 2019

Professional Practices for the Visual Artist

Torpedo Factory Art Center

April 27, 2019 @ 10:30 am - 3:30 pm

Back by popular demand, this workshop, presented by Jeffery Allison, Paul Mellon Collection Educator and Statewide Manager at Virginia Museum of Fine Arts (VMFA), is devoted to the needs of the individual artist. Topics include photographing artwork, funding opportunities, developing professional relationships with galleries and publications, copyright issues, and marketing on the web. This program has been organized by the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts and is supported, in part, by the Paul Mellon Endowment and the Jean Stafford Camp…

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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.