Text/Subtext : A multi-studio show celebrating the written word

Modern artists have long used the written word as a mode of self-expression in their work opening a dialogue with their viewers and inviting that audience into a unique perspective and cerebral discussion. Text/Subtext is an all-media show featured throughout the Torpedo Factory Arts Center Read More …

Curiosities: Every Artfact Tells a Story, a multi-studio event

We are all explorers. Whether uncovering hidden artifacts or creating the never-before seen, we celebrate the act of discovery and the compilation of remarkable things. We invite you to view our new works and installations. Opening reception Sunday, October 5th from 2-4pm Closing reception Thursday, October Read More …

“Focus on Fiber”: Second Thursday at the Torpedo Factory

Candace Edgerley and Tamryn McDermott As you stroll along King Street or daydream by the Potomac in the early evening, keep in mind that on the second Thursday of every month, the Torpedo Factory is open late. We’re here to chat, share our work, and Read More …

“A cavalcade of huge heads!”: Art Activated on Saturday, September 7, 2013

Join us on Saturday, September 7, 2013, from 12 to 4 p.m. for ART ACTIVATED, part of the weekend-long Alexandria King Street Art Festival! You’ll experience the traveling, interactive Sketchbook Project, relax to the sounds of the U.S. Army String Quartet, make your own buttons, Read More …

Pint-sized potters: Local Brownies earn badges with Torpedo Factory sculptors

Small hands can shape amazing things: Just ask the 16 Brownies who recently earned pottery badges by spending the day with TFAA sculptor Lisa Schumaier. “It was fun,” Schumaier says. “I took eight girls at a time in my studio, while the other half of Read More …

Walking in their own shoes: Lisa Schumaier joins Louie Gong at the National Museum of the American Indian

On Saturday night, the Smithsonian’s National Museum of the American Indian stayed open a bit later than usual for an event that turned the museum’s atrium into a lively, family-friendly art studio. Backed by a local deejay, Torpedo Factory sculptor and mixed-media artist Lisa Schumaier Read More …

America recycles! Torpedo Factory artists turn castoffs into art

Since 1997, communities across the country have recognized November 15 as America Recycles Day, a chance to educate the public about the ways we can literally remake the world around us. As sponsors and partners organize fun and informative events for children and adults alike, Read More …

Current and Upcoming off-site shows

Work by Gretchen Raber, Goldsmith Designer In addition to visiting our studios, you can often find Torpedo Factory artists out in the community and at other arts venues. A short list of current sightings: Gretchen Raber / Aug 24-Oct 21, 2012 The Craft Alliance, St. Read More …