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Torpedo Factory Art Center

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August 2019

Art Enables on the Waterfront

Torpedo Factory Art Center

August 3 - October 6

On view in the Site 2 Community Gallery Opening Reception: Friday, August 9th @ 7pm, during the Late Shift Habitats Art Enables is a gallery and vocational program creating opportunities for artists with disabilities to make, market, and earn income from their original and compelling work.

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September 2019

Post-Grad Artist Talk: Kim Sandara

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…

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Fall Art Installations

Torpedo Factory Art Center

September 21 - November 17

Join us Friday, October 11th for a Meet & Greet with the artists and Curator during the Late Shift: Memento Mori event The Torpedo Factory Art Center presents the work of artists Jean Jinho Kim and Katelyn Wood for our 2019 Fall Art Installations. The Fall Art Installations exhibition was curated by Jenny Wu, a D.C. based artist and curator and former 2015 Torpedo Factory Art Center Post-Graduate Resident. The goal of the art installations is to activate public space for visitors…

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2nd Annual Beer & Wine Torpedo Garden

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. 

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2nd Annual Beer & Wine Torpedo Garden

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. 

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October 2019

Potomac Photography

Torpedo Factory Art Center

October 5 - December 2

Photographer Jo Ann Tooley curates an exhibition of photographs that capture the Potomac River as it curls through our region.

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Factory Flow Morning Yoga

October 5 @ 8:30 am - 9:30 am
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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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100 Years on the Waterfront

October 11 - 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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The Late Shift: Memento Mori

October 11 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm

The Art Center's signature evening series features ecletic art and activities. In among three floors of open artists' studios, find gallery receptions, stimulating artist talks, pop-up performances, hands-on projects, lively music, and more. 

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24th Annual Art Safari

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!

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November 2019

Factory Flow Morning Yoga

November 2 @ 8:30 am - 9:30 am
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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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Anniversary Ball

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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December 2019

Internal Dialogue: Representing Selves

Torpedo Factory Art Center

December 7, 2019 - February 23, 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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In the Thick of It

Torpedo Factory Art Center

December 7, 2019 - February 2, 2020

An exploration of texture across media and subjects. Curated by Carol Talkov (Studio 303)

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Factory Flow Morning Yoga

December 7 @ 8:30 am - 9:30 am
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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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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.