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Anniversary Ball at Torpedo Factory Art Center

Title:Anniversary Ball at Torpedo Factory Art Center
Date & Time:Sat Nov 16, 2019 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Location:Torpedo Factory Art Center, 105 N. Union St. (Map This)
Event Details:Top: Mardi Gras Ball, circa 1984. Bottom: Waterfront View Circa 1921 or 1922.
Top: Mardi Gras Ball, circa 1984. Bottom: Waterfront View Circa 1921 or 1922.
Torpedo Factory Art Center celebrates two major milestones in 2019 with an Anniversary Ball. The building turns 100 and the Art Center is 45.

Mikaela Lefrak, WAMU arts and culture reporter, leads a lively evening of art, music, dancing, film, performance and memories. The party will swing to the big-band sounds of Good Shot Judy. Alexandria’s own Istrico Productions premieres the documentary they’ve created about the Art Center’s long and storied history, stretching back to 1919.

Many of the Art Center’s first artists will return for the festivities as Target Gallery opens 45: An Anniversary Exhibition, featuring artwork by some of the original artists of the Torpedo Factory Art Center.

Other highlights include:
• Anniversary printmaking and demos with Patrick Sargent
• Video projections by Monica Stroik
• Glass harpist Jamey Turner welcoming guests at the start of the evening
• Living painted sculptures with Rebecca Rose
• Roving performers
• Light fare and bar
• So much more!

Tickets are $75. Save $15 with early-bird pricing through Thursday, October 31. More information and tickets can be found at

This event is sponsored in part by: Dominion Energy, Alexandria Restaurant Partners, The Art League, and John Farr Lighting Design.

Target Gallery’s 45: An Anniversary Exhibition

Target Gallery honors the legacy of the founding artists of Torpedo Factory Art Center with a special 45th Anniversary exhibition. See work from many of the original artists, featuring both current and past work to capture their expansive artistic careers. Marian Van Landingham, artist and founder of the Art Center, acts as the honorary curator for this exhibition.

Participating Artists are:
• Mirella Belshe, currently in studio #27
• Ann DiPlacido
• Susan Finsen, currently in studio #334
• Joyce Inderbitzin
• Cindy Lowther, currently in studio #301
• Sue Lynch
• Angelina Musto
• Christine Parson, currently in studio #340
• Niki Pickett, currently in studio #338
• Gretchen Raber, currently in studio #201
• Holly Rosenfeld
• Susan Sanders, currently in studio #206
• Connie Slack
• Diane Tesler
• Marian Van Landingham, currently in studio #321
• Joyce Zipperer

45: An Anniversary Exhibition is on view from Saturday, November 9 through Sunday, December 8 in Target Gallery. Target Gallery is open daily 10 – 6 pm and until 9 pm on Thursdays. More information is available via
Contact Phone No.:703.746.4570
Fees:Early Bird: $60; Regular: $75
Audience:Anyone may attend
Tags:Arts, Concerts, Film, Gallery, Historic Preservation, King Street, Marina, Museums, Old Town, Performing Arts, Recreation, Torpedo Factory Art Center, Tourism, Visual Arts, Volunteer

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