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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.

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.


Torpedo Factory Artists’ Association

June 28 - July 31

The Torpedo Factory Artists Association's Van Landingham Gallery, located in 311, presents "Soar" a membership show featuring artworks by Joyce Zipperer, Samantha Shelton, Guido Zanni, Tom Kelly, Eileen O'Brien, Jennifer Brewer Stone, and Rebecca McNeely.  Additionally the gallery is offering small gifts, art cards, block printed totes, and jewelry.  Artworks include original hand pulled prints, photography, paintings, and sculpture.  Torpedo Factory Artists Associations is a nonprofit organization with more than 200 member visual artists.  

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. 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.   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…

Turning Tides

Target Gallery

July 23 - September 11

Exhibition Dates: July 23 - September 11, 2022 Exhibition Reception: Friday, August 12, 2022, 7-9PM The Torpedo Factory Art Center presents Turning Tides, a group exhibition that explores the impact of climate change on view in Target Gallery. This exhibition discusses the issue through a variety of artworks represented from with different styles and medium's coming together in a dialogue. Participating Artists: Rachel Cole, Brooklyn, NY Chris Combs, Washington, DC Katie Ione Craney, Haines, AK Pam Eichner, Silver Spring, MD…

Multiple Exposures Gallery Collaborative Exhibition 2022

July 26 - August 21

Multiple Exposures Gallery is pleased to present our annual Collaborative Exhibition of work by MEG member artists.  MEG photographers use a collaborative approach to create a sequence of images, each one chosen for its relation to the previous image. These relationships may be based on composition, color, shape or texture, illumination or shadow, things depicted or implied or any other characteristic the artists choose.  This popular MEG exhibition is always a favorite of visitors to the gallery.

Summer Colors or Hazy, Lazy Days

Scope Gallery

August 1 @ 11:00 am - August 28 @ 6:00 pm

Using underglazes, stains, glazes artists embellish the surface of their forms - functional and sculptural with abstract and realistic imagery. With the Kiln Club.

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