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SeeWorthy: Modeling Maritime Archaeology

Alexandria Archaeology Museum

April 1 - June 5

View ship construction through the eyes of maritime archaeologists, presented by the Alexandria Archaeology Museum highlighting the technology used to digitally reconstruct historic vessels. 

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.

Merging the Incompatible

Potomac Fiber Arts

April 26 - June 5

Incompatible materials or ideas, oxymorons

Blooms Abounding

Scope Gallery

April 27 @ 11:00 am - May 29 @ 5:30 pm

Spring is popping out all over and cut flowers need a place to reside in your home. From small bud vases to tall forms perfect for an arrangement of lilies, vases for spring flowers are the highlight of the show this month at Scope Gallery. Showcase that gift of flowers for Mother’s Day in a handmade vase that she will enjoy for years. With the Ceramic Guild.

Van Pulley: Tree Eternal

Multiple Exposures Gallery

May 4 - June 12

Multiple Exposures Gallery is pleased to present a new exhibition of photography by MEG member artist Van Pulley.  In his solo exhibition "Tree External," Van Pulley captures the remarkable beauty, resilience and mystery of the few remaining old growth cypress forests across the globe.

A row of colorful and used paintbrushes with the words "Teen Winter Art Contest" above

Teen Winter Art Contest 2022

Alexandria Library

May 13 - June 5

The Teen Winter Art Contest is a self-expressive, visual art contest created by the Alexandria Library for painters and photographers in middle schools and high schools throughout Alexandria. All award winners will be showcased in Site 2 (the corridor by the elevator on the 2nd floor) throughout May.

“We miss people” Enamelists Gallery Studio #28

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.

The Painted Form

Scope Gallery

June 1 @ 11:00 am - July 3 @ 5:30 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.

National Parks Revisited

Potomac Fiber Arts

June 7 - July 10

Workshops on the Waterfront

Torpedo Factory Art Center

June 18 @ 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.

Alternate Firings

Scope Gallery

July 6 @ 11:00 am - July 31 @ 5:30 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
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Torpedo Factory Art Center
105 N. Union St.
Alexandria, VA 22314
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Email: torpedofactory@alexandriava.gov
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Modified Hours for COVID-19

Wednesday - Sunday10 a.m. - 6 p.m.*

Masks are optional for visitors, artists, and staff, though may be required in some studios and galleries. Check Today’s Hours for expanded information.

The Torpedo Factory Art Center is closed for New Year's Day, Easter, Independence Day, Thanksgiving, and Christmas.

* Periodic 5 p.m. closure for private events. See dates on Today’s Hours.

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Artists maintain their own studio hours. It's best to confirm availability before your visit.

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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.