2014 Torpedo Factory Holiday Gift Guide

The Torpedo Factory Artists’ Association is made up of hundreds of artists who create unique, handmade works of art. Here are just a few selections from this year’s holiday offerings.

A tradition takes hold: the D.C. Downtown Holiday Market

Painting, photography, jewelry, fiber—no matter the medium, D.C.’s Downtown Holiday Market has something for every taste. Now in its ninth year, this festive, block-long flurry of vendors, live music, and glittering lights runs daily from noon to 8 p.m. through December 23 on F Street Read More …

Think Pink: Dawn Benedetto raises money for the Avon Walk for Breast Cancer

No matter how frequently we hear them, the facts remain startling: Breast cancer affects 1 out of every 8 women, with a 1 in 36 chance that the disease will be fatal. October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month, a time for both remembrance and Read More …

“Should I—or my child—major in art?” Part one: practical advice

“Should I—or my child—major in art?” Because we work in open studios, Torpedo Factory artists field this question all the time—but there are as many answers as artists, and you’ll rarely hear a simple “yes” or “no.” Often, what people really want to know is: Read More …

“Crazy great”: a report from the Torpedo Factory’s first Art Material Market

Artists always have materials they just can’t use—but they’re hungry for bargains on the things they do need. That was the inspiration for the Art Material Market, Saturday’s collaboration between the Torpedo Factory Art Center, the Torpedo Factory Artists’ Association, and the Art League—a first-of-its-kind Read More …

An artful proposal: wedding and engagement rings at the Torpedo Factory

Dejan Jovanovic, “Wedding Band III” If you’re caught up in the spring and summer wedding season, you may be pondering a proposal of your own. As you start giving serious thought to engagement rings and wedding bands, come to the Torpedo Factory. We’re proud to Read More …