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October 2022

The Late Shift: Masquerade

October 14 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm

October is a time for reflection and renewal. Put on your favorite fall colors, sip your pumpkin-spice latte, and enjoy the cooler weather as we put on a fall masquerade. Costumes are optional but HIGHLY ENCOURAGED. Best dressed will win a special prize at our presentations at 8:30 pm. Featuring DJ sets with all your favorite October and Halloween-themed music. In partnership with our community makerspace friends at Nova Labs.

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November 2022

2022 Fall Salon

November 12 - December 11

The Torpedo Factory Art Center welcomes back Target Gallery’s fall art sale this year to support affordable art buying for art lovers and collectors. For this special exhibition, we will have up to 100 original artworks for sale in Target Gallery, the contemporary exhibition space of the Torpedo Factory Art Center, by artists local to the greater DC metropolitan region. Each piece will be priced no more than $500. There is no theme to this exhibition, instead the Torpedo Factory…

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December 2022

2022 Post-Grad Residents

Torpedo Factory Art Center

December 17, 2022 - January 21, 2023

Target Gallery presents the Torpedo Factory Art Center’s 2022 Post-Graduate Residency co-hort: Mrinal Joshi, Julia O’Bryan, Kamille Jackson, and Kiel Posner. The Post-Grad Residency provides a unique experience at a critical juncture in an emerging artist’s career after they graduate their BFA or MFA program, allowing them unlimited studio access and the ability to engage with the community outside of academic context.  The work on view in the exhibition will spotlight the work and creative endeavors these four residents created during their three-month residency in studio #319. More information coming…

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April 2023

2023 Solo Exhibition

Target Gallery

April 22, 2023 - July 16, 2023

Torpedo Factory Art Center invites artists living in the DC-metropolitan region of the United States (for the purposes of this opportunity: this includes artists living permanently in the District of Columbia, Maryland, or Virginia) to submit a proposal for a solo exhibition in Target Gallery, the Art Center’s contemporary exhibition space. The artist with the chosen proposal will receive an exhibition in Target Gallery, from April 22 – July 16, 2023. The artist will receive a $3,000 stipend for the…

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Torpedo Factory Art Center
105 N. Union St.
Alexandria, VA 22314
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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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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.