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Taste of Art

July 17, 2022 @ 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Art, a la mode.

Celebrate National Ice Cream Day with a special celebration in Torpedo Factory Art Center. Cool off inside and celebrate food as art. Surprise yourself with masterpieces from local culinary arts partners as we pair studio artists with culinary artistry.

Part of the Art Center’s Vibrancy Initiative.

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Ticket Options


Select from a variety of ticket levels, providing you with different options for your Taste of Art visit. Choose from drink tickets, studio/gallery discounts, special prizes, and more! Make a whole afternoon of your Taste of Art experience.



Tier 1: Bronze Tickets – $15

  • 2 Drink tickets


Tier 2: Silver Tickets – $30

  • 2 Drink tickets
  • 1 Treats ticket
  • Discounts at participating studios and galleries


Tier 3: Gold Tickets – $50

  • 3 Drink tickets
  • 3 Treats tickets
  • Discounts at participating studios and galleries



Art Discount Participants (Silver and Gold Ticket holders)

  • Tara Barr (Studio 8) – 20% on original artworks
  • Dejan Jovanovic (Studio 23) – 10% off
  • Enamelists Gallery (Studio 28) – 10% discount up to $250, 5% – $250 & up
  • Yoshiko Ratliff (Studio 203) – 10% off select works
  • Saya Behnam (Studio 229) – 10% off
  • Yoon Sun Lim (Studio 302) – 10% off
  • Zoya Gutina (Studio 318) – $20 off
  • Sermin Ciddi (Studio 328) – 10% off originals artworks
  • Karen Tyler (Studio 329) – 15% off paper originals ($500-700)
  • Ahmed Ansari (Studio 331) – 10% off original artworks
  • Guido Zanni (Studio 344) – 20% off

Demonstrations/Installations or Culinary Art Pairings throughout the Art Center

  • Lecsi Pillar (North Hall)
  • Kurt Anderson (Studio 5)
  • Printmakers Inc (Studio 14)
  • Lisa Schumaier (Studio 16)
  • Scope Gallery (Studio 19)
  • Enamelists Gallery (Studio 28)
  • Gale Waller (Studio 225)
  • Saya Behnam (Studio 229)
  • Alison Sigethy (Studio 335)
  • Guido Zanni (Studio 344)

Participating Culinary Artists

  • A&B Soft Serve Ice Cream
  • Le Petit Ananas Shaved Ice
  • Chiboo Bakery
  • Together We Bake
  • Balducci’s
  • Goodies Frozen Custard and Treats

About the Torpedo Factory Art Center

Founded in 1974 in a former navy munitions plant, the Torpedo Factory Art Center is home to the nation’s largest number of publicly accessible working artist studios under one roof. The Art Center is part of the City of Alexandria’s Office of the Arts, a division of the Department of Recreation, Parks and Cultural Activities. Just south of Washington, D.C., the Torpedo Factory Art Center overlooks the Potomac River in the Old-Town section of Alexandria, Virginia. Each year, more than a half million national and international visitors meet and interact with more than 165 resident artists in 82 studios and seven galleries. The Torpedo Factory Art Center is also home to The Art League headquarters and gallery, and the Alexandria Archaeology Museum. For more information, visit or follow the Torpedo Factory on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, and Pinterest via @torpedofactory

About the Vibrancy Initiative

The Vibrancy Initiative is the implementation of the Action Plan which demonstrates the City’s long-term commitment to the arts and maintaining the building as an Art Center with the highest quality artists. It provides direction for Torpedo Factory Art Center to become a 21st century, leading arts institution with a broad and deep connection to visitors, artists, and Alexandria residents, built on equity and high performance with a curated building of artists at its heart.

Special thanks to

The Factory Society

The Factory Society began as a young patrons committee of the Torpedo Factory and was launched as a separate and distinct nonprofit in 2017. Since then we have expanded our mission to include collectors of all ages.

We want to open collectors’ eyes to avenues of discovering affordable, original and local art. We hope this will empower them to feel more confident while buying it, and break down the barriers that prevent them from engaging with artists at galleries or shows.

Our vision is a more down to earth art world!


Music all afternoon by DJ One Luv



July 17, 2022
12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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Torpedo Factory Art Center
105 N. Union St.
Alexandria, VA 22314
Email: [email protected]
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Open Daily

Visit Daily10 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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