New faces, new perspectives: The 2014 Visiting Artist Program

What’s it like to work among more than 100 artists—and in front of a curious public? Torpedo Factory artists love to discuss the challenges and rewards—and this summer, thanks to our Visiting Artist Program, artists from across North America will add their voices to this Read More …

An invitation to explore: visiting the Torpedo Factory with Jolie Schlieper

You know the Torpedo Factory as a workspace for artists and as a market to browse and buy art, but there’s another vital reason we open our studios to the public: We’re here to be a resource for artists, from absolute beginners to established professionals. Read More …

Deadline approaching: the 2014 Torpedo Factory Visiting Artist Program

Are you an emerging or established artist who’s eager to see what it’s like to work in public? If so, we invite you to apply to our Visiting Artist Program, which offers a rare and wonderful opportunity: a Torpedo Factory residency of anywhere from one Read More …

Networking, residencies, and membership: opportunities for artists at the Torpedo Factory

A life in the arts is an adventure—and no matter where you are in your career as an artist, the Torpedo Factory Artists’ Association invites you to visit us, talk to us, and consider joining us here on the Alexandria waterfront. ARTIST NETWORKING LUNCHES AND Read More …

“Overwhelming, ecstatic, enlightening”: Don Viehman explores the Venice Biennale

Don Viehman,Falling Triangles (cloisonné) As you explore the Torpedo Factory during the holidays, you’ll marvel at the skill and creativity on display—but you may be surprised to learn that our artists feel the same sense of wonder when they seek out the work of others. Read More …

Seasonal shopping: finding Torpedo Factory artists during the holidays

No matter where you live, there’s a possibility that a Torpedo Factory artist is hard at work nearby—especially during the holidays. Below are just some of the holiday markets where you’ll find our artists during the month of December. Mark your calendars to take advantage Read More …

Art into autumn: changes to the Torpedo Factory’s Visiting Artist Program

Our Visiting Artist Program has long been a wonderful way for artists to see what it’s like to work in public. Emerging and experienced visual artists apply for a residency of anywhere from one to three months, setting up shop in the studio of an Read More …

Creativity and community: becoming a Torpedo Factory member or a Visiting Artist in 2014

What does it take to become a Torpedo Factory artist? If you’re eager to join our community in 2014, we encourage you to think ahead, starting with two dates to mark on next year’s calendar. If you intend to apply to be a Torpedo Factory 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 …