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The Late Shift: Freestyle

June 30, 2017 @ 7:00 pm - July 1, 2017 @ 12:00 am

Part skate park, part secret pop-up art show, The Late Shift: Freestyle is the first of three late-night festivals over the course of the 2017 summer season. Experience a late-night art happening along the riverfront and in the Torpedo Factory.


Indoor skate park at the Torpedo Factory
DJ set by Sharkey
Poetry Slam
Beer, wine, sandwiches, and bronut ice cream sandwiches with EatsPlace
Photo booth
Torpedo Row artist market
DIY artmaking

Featured Artists

– Josue Martinez (Corinto Gallery)
– Superwaxx
– Michael Price
– Maps Glover
– Mobile Art Lab
– Rockeats Alcoreza
– Conrado Muluc
– Fran Livaditis
– Val Proudkii
– Mirella Belshe
– Jen Athanas
– Lisa Schumaier
– Art by BS
Skate Affiliates
– The Board Bus
Vicio Skateboards
Delores Wheel Co
– One Collective
Music by DJ Sharkey and Capps Music.
Photobooth provided by DMV Premium Photo Booths.



6 pm: Preview
7 pm: Skate Park opens
7 – 10 pm: DJ set by SHARKEY
10 pm-10:30pm: DJ set by Capps Music
11 pm: DJ set by SHARKEY
Midnight: Bounce out

Bring your ideas! There will be a table for future brainstorming of art activities and other pop-up ideas at Torpedo Factory.

About the Featured Artists

Josue Martinez

Born in Corinto, El Salvador, Josue Martinez is a passionate artist and graphic designer with more than fifteen years of experience creating inspired works of art. He studied at the prestigious Maryland Institute College of Art (MICA) and is the founder and head creative of Art in Promotions, a full-service graphic design firm. As a community artist, Josue has worked with a variety of youth and change-making organizations. Favorite media include pencils, computer graphics, and he has recently discovered metals.


KEYHAN’s a mixed media artist based in Arlington, Virginia.  His interest in pop-art, surrealism, dadaism, low-brow street art, and fine art define the aesthetics of his works.  His process often explores layers, textures/patterns, and contrasting themes that engages the viewer’s own introspection.  Follow him online via @keyhansolo.






Musician, producer and beat maker, Sharkey, has worked and performed with such heavyweights as Eminem, The Black Eyed Peas, Rick Rubin, Everlast, Spank Rock, Jedi Mind Tricks, Kool Keith, and Wyclef Jean. He’s also featured on the soundtracks for movies like Big Daddy and Strays, television shows like House, and XBOX360 video games like Rockstar. His first album, Sharkey’s Machine was credited by The Washington Post as one of “The Top 10 Best Records of 2004” and his second album, Monster Maker was highly rated in Entertainment Weekly and Urb Magazine. He received a Capitol Hill Hilly Award as the 2011 Artist of the Year. He has recently partnered with the Joodlum Group on restaurant and nightlife venues slated to open in 2017.


June 30, 2017 @ 7:00 pm
July 1, 2017 @ 12:00 am
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Torpedo Factory Art Center
105 N. Union St.
Alexandria, VA 22314
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Wednesday - Sunday10 a.m. - 6 p.m.*

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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.