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LE DRIP: The Uncontainable Sauce of Black Essence

Target Gallery

April 23 - July 17

The LE DRIP series is a group of mixed media portraits created as a tribute to the black community and celebrates the essence, beauty, and magic of this resilient and often undervalued group of people.


Gallery 311

May 27 - June 26

Featuring artworks by Torpedo Factory Artists Association artists Jennifer Brewer Stone, Nancy Ramsey, Helen Power, Jenny Nordstrom, Guido Zanni, Tom Kelley, Tara Barr, Joyce Zipperer and Samantha Shelton.  The gallery is also offering small gifts such as jewelry, art cards, calendars, block printed tee shirts and tote bags.

The Painted Form

Scope Gallery

May 30 @ 11:00 am - July 3 @ 6:00 pm

Clay, perhaps more than any other medium, offers a surface that is versatile, challenging, and remarkable in many ways. Using underglaze, stains, and glazing techniques ceramic artists ‘paint’ the surface of their forms — functional and sculptural — with abstract and realistic imagery. Painted surfaces might be decorative or a narrative bringing a story to the form. With the Kiln Club.

“We Miss People”


June 1 @ 8:00 am - June 30 @ 5:00 pm

June 1, 2022 @ 8:00 am - June 30, 2022 @ 5:00 pm Covid restrictions are being reduced, we are happy to celebrate the return of people to the Torpedo Factory. Our gallery members have been working to relay our excitement in the form of fused glass on metal. Vibrant colors and energetic shapes to replace the spaces we have all been confined to.

National Parks Revisited

Potomac Fiber Arts

June 7 - July 10

Through These Eyes

Target Gallery

June 10 - September 4

On view in Studio 9. Exhibition dates: June 10 - September 4 Exhibition Reception: Friday, June 10, 7-10PM As an extension of Target Gallery the Torpedo Factory Art Center is hosting the pop-up video exhibition, Through These Eyes, in Studio 9 of the Art Center during the summer of 2022. This exhibition features a series of videos that focuses on perspectives of underrepresented identities, including BIPOC identity, LGBTQ+ identity, and physical or mental disabilities in the form of film shorts,…

Multiple Exposures Gallery Presents “Cold Warriors,” a Solo Exhibition of Photography by Tom Sliter

June 14 - July 24

Multiple Exposures Gallery is pleased to present a new exhibition of photography by MEG member artist Tom Sliter.  "Cold Warriors" is a portfolio of images that offers an artist's view of the aircraft that defined the Cold War.  Rather than focusing on the aircraft’s characteristics, the exhibit delves into the underlying design elements -- the grand sweeps, smooth lines, sharp angles, and graceful curves that are a hallmark of pushing boundaries.  Higher.  Faster.  Farther.

Alternate Firings

Scope Gallery

July 4 @ 11:00 am - July 31 @ 6:00 pm

Explore different firing techniques: wood, soda, raku, and crystalline. Scope artists use a variety of firing techniques to create their ceramic art. Each technique offers its own beauty, challenges, and surprises. With the Ceramic Guild.


Potomac Fiber Arts

July 12 - August 14

Workshops on the Waterfront

Torpedo Factory Art Center

July 16 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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An event every month that begins at 1:00 pm on day Third of the month, happening 6 times

Enjoy a free workshop or live demo with a Torpedo Factory Art Center artist at the Waterfront entrance of the Art Center. There will be a different project every third Saturday of the month from April - September, 1 - 3pm.

Taste of Art

Torpedo Factory Art Center

July 17 @ 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Art, a la mode. Save the Date Celebrate National Ice Cream Day with a special celebration in Torpedo Factory Art Center. Cool off inside and celebrate food as art. Surprise your taste buds with delicious masterpieces from local food truck vendors, breweries, and culinary arts partners as we pair studio artists with culinary artistry.   Full details and tickets to come.

Turning Tides

Target Gallery

July 23 - September 11

Exhibition Dates: July 23 - September 11, 2022 Exhibition Reception: Friday, August 12, 2022, 7-9PM Target Gallery presents Turning Tides, a group exhibition that explores the impact of climate change. This exhibition discusses the issue through a variety of artworks represented from with different styles and approaches coming together in dialogue. The subject matter, media, and concepts for artwork were open to interpretation but the overall connecting theme is about, relates to, or is a direct cause/effect of climate change. Participating…

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