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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,…


Potomac Fiber Arts

July 12 - August 14

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 by different styles and mediums 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 Johnny…

Multiple Exposures Gallery Collaborative Exhibition 2022

July 26 - August 19

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.


Van Landingham Gallery

August 2 - August 31

The Torpedo Factory Artists Association's Van Landingham Gallery, located in Gallery 311 at the Torpedo Factory Art Center, presents "Velocity" a juried membership show featuring artworks by Beverly Ryan, 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, and jewelry.  

Torpedo Factory Art Center On The Road – “Newly Juried 2022: A Torpedo Factory Art Center Exhibition,” at Principle Gallery

Principle Gallery

August 5 @ 6:00 pm - August 21 @ 6:00 pm

Torpedo Factory Art Center has partnered with Principle Gallery to present an exhibition of artists that have been newly juried into the Art Center via the 2022 Open Call.  See new and returning artists. While the artists were selected through the Art Center’s process, Principle Gallery curated the artwork of over 38 artists into a unified exhibition. The featured artworks include paintings, ceramics, jewelry, sculpture, and more. Opening Reception: August 5, 2022, 6 – 8:30 p.m. at Principle Gallery. This…

Alexandria Sidewalk Sale at the Art Center

Torpedo Factory Art Center

August 13 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

During the Sidewalk Sale, visit the Torpedo Factory Art Center’s Waterfront Entrance for a pop-up tent offering 10% off select studio artist works. Plus, free face painting from 12 – 5 pm! Additional discounts and special offers inside and throughout all three floors of the Art Center.   Sidewalk Sale Hours: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Founded in 1974 in an old munitions plant, the Torpedo Factory Art Center is home to the nation’s largest collection of working-artists’ open studios under…

Linocut Carving Demonstration

Van Landingham Gallery

August 14 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Samantha Shelton will be demonstrating the linocut printmaking method by carving linoleum in the Van Landingham Gallery, #311. Linoleum is an affordable and versatile block that can take marks from linocutters, wood engravers, dremel, leather embossing tools, and more.    This printmaking medium can be done easily at home and printed by hand.

Ancient Writing

Potomac Fiber Arts

August 16 - September 18

Dead languages, hieroglyphics, cuneiform, Phoenician, Linear B, and many others

Workshops on the Waterfront

Torpedo Factory Art Center

August 20 @ 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.


Scope Gallery

August 29 @ 11:00 am - October 2 @ 6:00 pm

Come see what inspires our artists this month. From wrens outside a kitchen window to paintings by Picasso ceramic artists are inspired by a variety of sources. With the Kiln Club.

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