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December 2017

Suh Yongsun in the New Project Studio

Torpedo Factory Art Center

December 1, 2017 - February 28, 2018

Over the course of three months, Korean painter and sculptor Suh Yongsun will transform the New Project Studio into a workshop and community space for discussions and creativity.

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January 2018
Free

Farm to Fashion: Agricouture

Torpedo Factory Art Center

January 29 @ 10:00 am - March 26 @ 6:00 pm

Farm to Fashion | Exhibition in Site 2 Exhibition Date: January 29, 2018—March 26, 2018 Opening Reception: Friday, February 23, 2018 | 7pm – 9pm Farm to Fashion is a public art challenge exhibit created by the Loudoun Arts Council, Loudoun Economic Development, and Franklin Park Arts Center to forge new connections between the agriculture and arts communities in Loudoun County. As part of the Rural Economic Development Council’s “Loudoun VA Grown, Loudoun VA Made” initiative, F2F worked to raise public…

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February 2018

La Biennale di Venezia: A Torpedo Factory Review with Mirella Belshe & Guests

The Friends of the Torpedo Factory

February 22 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

Join us on Thursday, February 22 for a special evening talk about the 2017 Venice Biennale through the perspective of Torpedo Factory artist Mirella Belshe (Studio 27) and a panel of invited guests. Hear a firsthand account of one of the art world’s most respected events, featuring photo highlights and personal anecdotes from the biennial celebration. Presented in partnership with the Friends of the Torpedo Factory and the Torpedo Factory Artists’ Association.

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The Late Shift: Uncovering the Waterfront

Torpedo Factory Art Center

February 23 @ 7:00 pm - 11:00 pm

Artists and innovators team up for a night of unearthed secrets, music, and trivia celebrating our region’s rich history.

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March 2018

Shadé Reneé in the New Project Studio

Torpedo Factory Art Center

March 1 - April 30

Experimentation/Exploration is a partnership with Olly Olly to provide support and mentorship for a local emerging artist: Shadé Reneé.

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Music and Words Veterans Event

Torpedo Factory Art Center

March 2 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

All are welcome to celebrate a collaborative performance by veterans, Service members, and Grammy-nominated hiphop artist, Christylez Bacon, and six-string electric cellist, Wytold. The event is the culminating performance of a Music & Writing workshop offered at the USO Warrior and Family Center. In that workshop, local Service Members will collaborate with internationally touring poet Mahogany L. Browne as well as Christylez Bacon and Wytold to compose original songs.

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Creating Engagement Among Arts Professionals

Torpedo Factory Art Center

March 8 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

A talk by Ruth Abraham and Jennifer Riddell of ArtTable DC
Torpedo Talks @ Second Thursday

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The Late Shift: Sneak Peek

Torpedo Factory Art Center

March 9 @ 7:00 pm - 11:00 pm

Sneak a peek and build your wishlist at a special preview of the 2018 March150 Special Exhibition & Art Sale. Pop in the New Project Studio to celebrate emerging artists in the region during a reception with Olly Olly, a new alternative art space in the City of Fairfax. 

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April 2018

Second Thursday & Torpedo Talks

Torpedo Factory Art Center

April 12 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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An event every month that begins at 6:00pm on day Second of the month, repeating until July 9, 2020

Enjoy a special Thursday after-hours event at the Torpedo Factory Art Center. Browse open studios and galleries, interact with artists, and enjoy special programming. Check out our monthly lecture series Torpedo Talks at 8pm in the Main Hall, featuring some of the contemporary art world’s best-known artists, art curators, and art professionals. Stop by on your way to dinner and make an evening of it!

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May 2018

Second Thursday & Torpedo Talks

Torpedo Factory Art Center

May 10 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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An event every month that begins at 6:00pm on day Second of the month, repeating until July 9, 2020

Enjoy a special Thursday after-hours event at the Torpedo Factory Art Center. Browse open studios and galleries, interact with artists, and enjoy special programming. Check out our monthly lecture series Torpedo Talks at 8pm in the Main Hall, featuring some of the contemporary art world’s best-known artists, art curators, and art professionals. Stop by on your way to dinner and make an evening of it!

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June 2018

Second Thursday & Torpedo Talks

Torpedo Factory Art Center

June 14 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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An event every month that begins at 6:00pm on day Second of the month, repeating until July 9, 2020

Enjoy a special Thursday after-hours event at the Torpedo Factory Art Center. Browse open studios and galleries, interact with artists, and enjoy special programming. Check out our monthly lecture series Torpedo Talks at 8pm in the Main Hall, featuring some of the contemporary art world’s best-known artists, art curators, and art professionals. Stop by on your way to dinner and make an evening of it!

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July 2018

Second Thursday & Torpedo Talks

Torpedo Factory Art Center

July 12 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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An event every month that begins at 6:00pm on day Second of the month, repeating until July 9, 2020

Enjoy a special Thursday after-hours event at the Torpedo Factory Art Center. Browse open studios and galleries, interact with artists, and enjoy special programming. Check out our monthly lecture series Torpedo Talks at 8pm in the Main Hall, featuring some of the contemporary art world’s best-known artists, art curators, and art professionals. Stop by on your way to dinner and make an evening of it!

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August 2018

Second Thursday & Torpedo Talks

Torpedo Factory Art Center

August 9 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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An event every month that begins at 6:00pm on day Second of the month, repeating until July 9, 2020

Enjoy a special Thursday after-hours event at the Torpedo Factory Art Center. Browse open studios and galleries, interact with artists, and enjoy special programming. Check out our monthly lecture series Torpedo Talks at 8pm in the Main Hall, featuring some of the contemporary art world’s best-known artists, art curators, and art professionals. Stop by on your way to dinner and make an evening of it!

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September 2018

Second Thursday & Torpedo Talks

Torpedo Factory Art Center

September 13 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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An event every month that begins at 6:00pm on day Second of the month, repeating until July 9, 2020

Enjoy a special Thursday after-hours event at the Torpedo Factory Art Center. Browse open studios and galleries, interact with artists, and enjoy special programming. Check out our monthly lecture series Torpedo Talks at 8pm in the Main Hall, featuring some of the contemporary art world’s best-known artists, art curators, and art professionals. Stop by on your way to dinner and make an evening of it!

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October 2018

Second Thursday & Torpedo Talks

Torpedo Factory Art Center

October 11 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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An event every month that begins at 6:00pm on day Second of the month, repeating until July 9, 2020

Enjoy a special Thursday after-hours event at the Torpedo Factory Art Center. Browse open studios and galleries, interact with artists, and enjoy special programming. Check out our monthly lecture series Torpedo Talks at 8pm in the Main Hall, featuring some of the contemporary art world’s best-known artists, art curators, and art professionals. Stop by on your way to dinner and make an evening of it!

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November 2018

Second Thursday & Torpedo Talks

Torpedo Factory Art Center

November 8 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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An event every month that begins at 6:00pm on day Second of the month, repeating until July 9, 2020

Enjoy a special Thursday after-hours event at the Torpedo Factory Art Center. Browse open studios and galleries, interact with artists, and enjoy special programming. Check out our monthly lecture series Torpedo Talks at 8pm in the Main Hall, featuring some of the contemporary art world’s best-known artists, art curators, and art professionals. Stop by on your way to dinner and make an evening of it!

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December 2018

Second Thursday & Torpedo Talks

Torpedo Factory Art Center

December 13 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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An event every month that begins at 6:00pm on day Second of the month, repeating until July 9, 2020

Enjoy a special Thursday after-hours event at the Torpedo Factory Art Center. Browse open studios and galleries, interact with artists, and enjoy special programming. Check out our monthly lecture series Torpedo Talks at 8pm in the Main Hall, featuring some of the contemporary art world’s best-known artists, art curators, and art professionals. Stop by on your way to dinner and make an evening of it!

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January 2019

Second Thursday & Torpedo Talks

Torpedo Factory Art Center

January 10, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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An event every month that begins at 6:00pm on day Second of the month, repeating until July 9, 2020

Enjoy a special Thursday after-hours event at the Torpedo Factory Art Center. Browse open studios and galleries, interact with artists, and enjoy special programming. Check out our monthly lecture series Torpedo Talks at 8pm in the Main Hall, featuring some of the contemporary art world’s best-known artists, art curators, and art professionals. Stop by on your way to dinner and make an evening of it!

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February 2019

Second Thursday & Torpedo Talks

Torpedo Factory Art Center

February 14, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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An event every month that begins at 6:00pm on day Second of the month, repeating until July 9, 2020

Enjoy a special Thursday after-hours event at the Torpedo Factory Art Center. Browse open studios and galleries, interact with artists, and enjoy special programming. Check out our monthly lecture series Torpedo Talks at 8pm in the Main Hall, featuring some of the contemporary art world’s best-known artists, art curators, and art professionals. Stop by on your way to dinner and make an evening of it!

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March 2019

Second Thursday & Torpedo Talks

Torpedo Factory Art Center

March 14, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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An event every month that begins at 6:00pm on day Second of the month, repeating until July 9, 2020

Enjoy a special Thursday after-hours event at the Torpedo Factory Art Center. Browse open studios and galleries, interact with artists, and enjoy special programming. Check out our monthly lecture series Torpedo Talks at 8pm in the Main Hall, featuring some of the contemporary art world’s best-known artists, art curators, and art professionals. Stop by on your way to dinner and make an evening of it!

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April 2019

Second Thursday & Torpedo Talks

Torpedo Factory Art Center

April 11, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every month that begins at 6:00pm on day Second of the month, repeating until July 9, 2020

Enjoy a special Thursday after-hours event at the Torpedo Factory Art Center. Browse open studios and galleries, interact with artists, and enjoy special programming. Check out our monthly lecture series Torpedo Talks at 8pm in the Main Hall, featuring some of the contemporary art world’s best-known artists, art curators, and art professionals. Stop by on your way to dinner and make an evening of it!

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May 2019

Second Thursday & Torpedo Talks

Torpedo Factory Art Center

May 9, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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An event every month that begins at 6:00pm on day Second of the month, repeating until July 9, 2020

Enjoy a special Thursday after-hours event at the Torpedo Factory Art Center. Browse open studios and galleries, interact with artists, and enjoy special programming. Check out our monthly lecture series Torpedo Talks at 8pm in the Main Hall, featuring some of the contemporary art world’s best-known artists, art curators, and art professionals. Stop by on your way to dinner and make an evening of it!

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June 2019

Second Thursday & Torpedo Talks

Torpedo Factory Art Center

June 13, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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An event every month that begins at 6:00pm on day Second of the month, repeating until July 9, 2020

Enjoy a special Thursday after-hours event at the Torpedo Factory Art Center. Browse open studios and galleries, interact with artists, and enjoy special programming. Check out our monthly lecture series Torpedo Talks at 8pm in the Main Hall, featuring some of the contemporary art world’s best-known artists, art curators, and art professionals. Stop by on your way to dinner and make an evening of it!

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July 2019

Second Thursday & Torpedo Talks

Torpedo Factory Art Center

July 11, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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An event every month that begins at 6:00pm on day Second of the month, repeating until July 9, 2020

Enjoy a special Thursday after-hours event at the Torpedo Factory Art Center. Browse open studios and galleries, interact with artists, and enjoy special programming. Check out our monthly lecture series Torpedo Talks at 8pm in the Main Hall, featuring some of the contemporary art world’s best-known artists, art curators, and art professionals. Stop by on your way to dinner and make an evening of it!

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August 2019

Second Thursday & Torpedo Talks

Torpedo Factory Art Center

August 8, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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An event every month that begins at 6:00pm on day Second of the month, repeating until July 9, 2020

Enjoy a special Thursday after-hours event at the Torpedo Factory Art Center. Browse open studios and galleries, interact with artists, and enjoy special programming. Check out our monthly lecture series Torpedo Talks at 8pm in the Main Hall, featuring some of the contemporary art world’s best-known artists, art curators, and art professionals. Stop by on your way to dinner and make an evening of it!

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September 2019

Second Thursday & Torpedo Talks

Torpedo Factory Art Center

September 12, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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An event every month that begins at 6:00pm on day Second of the month, repeating until July 9, 2020

Enjoy a special Thursday after-hours event at the Torpedo Factory Art Center. Browse open studios and galleries, interact with artists, and enjoy special programming. Check out our monthly lecture series Torpedo Talks at 8pm in the Main Hall, featuring some of the contemporary art world’s best-known artists, art curators, and art professionals. Stop by on your way to dinner and make an evening of it!

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October 2019

Second Thursday & Torpedo Talks

Torpedo Factory Art Center

October 10, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every month that begins at 6:00pm on day Second of the month, repeating until July 9, 2020

Enjoy a special Thursday after-hours event at the Torpedo Factory Art Center. Browse open studios and galleries, interact with artists, and enjoy special programming. Check out our monthly lecture series Torpedo Talks at 8pm in the Main Hall, featuring some of the contemporary art world’s best-known artists, art curators, and art professionals. Stop by on your way to dinner and make an evening of it!

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November 2019

Second Thursday & Torpedo Talks

Torpedo Factory Art Center

November 14, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every month that begins at 6:00pm on day Second of the month, repeating until July 9, 2020

Enjoy a special Thursday after-hours event at the Torpedo Factory Art Center. Browse open studios and galleries, interact with artists, and enjoy special programming. Check out our monthly lecture series Torpedo Talks at 8pm in the Main Hall, featuring some of the contemporary art world’s best-known artists, art curators, and art professionals. Stop by on your way to dinner and make an evening of it!

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December 2019

Second Thursday & Torpedo Talks

Torpedo Factory Art Center

December 12, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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An event every month that begins at 6:00pm on day Second of the month, repeating until July 9, 2020

Enjoy a special Thursday after-hours event at the Torpedo Factory Art Center. Browse open studios and galleries, interact with artists, and enjoy special programming. Check out our monthly lecture series Torpedo Talks at 8pm in the Main Hall, featuring some of the contemporary art world’s best-known artists, art curators, and art professionals. Stop by on your way to dinner and make an evening of it!

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January 2020

Second Thursday & Torpedo Talks

Torpedo Factory Art Center

January 9, 2020 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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An event every month that begins at 6:00pm on day Second of the month, repeating until July 9, 2020

Enjoy a special Thursday after-hours event at the Torpedo Factory Art Center. Browse open studios and galleries, interact with artists, and enjoy special programming. Check out our monthly lecture series Torpedo Talks at 8pm in the Main Hall, featuring some of the contemporary art world’s best-known artists, art curators, and art professionals. Stop by on your way to dinner and make an evening of it!

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February 2020

Second Thursday & Torpedo Talks

Torpedo Factory Art Center

February 13, 2020 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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An event every month that begins at 6:00pm on day Second of the month, repeating until July 9, 2020

Enjoy a special Thursday after-hours event at the Torpedo Factory Art Center. Browse open studios and galleries, interact with artists, and enjoy special programming. Check out our monthly lecture series Torpedo Talks at 8pm in the Main Hall, featuring some of the contemporary art world’s best-known artists, art curators, and art professionals. Stop by on your way to dinner and make an evening of it!

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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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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.