2nd Thursday of each month • 6-9pm • Free
The Torpedo Factory Art Center, the City of Alexandria Office of the Arts, and the Alexandria Convention & Visitors Association have partnered to expand Second Thursday in Old Town this summer with themed events from May through October.
This extended remix of the Second Thursday Art Night series brings the fun and spontaneity of the creative process to the streets of Old Town and additional businesses.
The Torpedo Factory is Second Thursday headquarters where visitors can browse open studios and galleries, interact with artists, and enjoy refreshments and live music for free on the second Thursday of each month. Stop by on your way to dinner, or make an evening of it!
Check SecondThursdayOldTown.com for the latest info.
May 9, 2013
Pop Art with a dash of surrealism is the evening's inspiration.
June 13, 2013
Parlez Vous Jazz?
Think sultry Parisian summer nights and cool hip sounds - an international twist on a classic American art form.
July 11, 2013
A celebration of Pantone's Color of the Year, Emerald green.
August 8, 2013
During the dog days of summer, enjoy a tribute to all varieties of the animal kingdom - wild or domestic - furry, scaled or feathered.
September 12, 2013
Night of a Thousand Strings
From fiber art, finger knitting and yarn bombs to classical string instruments, this evening will have you tied up in the best possible way.
October 10, 2013
It's all about free expression at this homage to Pollock, Rothko and company.
November 14, 2013
A photography-themed evening, part of the 6th annual FotoWeekDC Festival.
December 12, 2013
Celebrate the season with two holiday staples: chocolate and shopping!
here for our full Calendar of Shows and Events.
For more information:
Director of Special Events
Upcoming 2nd Thursday:
July 11th • 6-9pm
Series 1, #1, 2011 by Ruth Gowell, 2013 Torpedo Factory Artist of the Year
Browse three floors of open studios and galleries, converse with artists, and enjoy live music and refreshments at this free monthly event that’s popping up all over Old Town!
Join us for a celebration of Pantone's Color of the Year, Emerald green!
Fashion your own accessories with emerald-colored embellishments and enjoy matching green refreshments.
Target Gallery Reception
Visit Target Gallery from 6 to 8pm for the reception for
Optical Illusions, Ruth Gowell’s honorary solo show as Friends of the Torpedo Factory’s 2013 Artist of the Year.
Stay for the award ceremony and gallery talk at 7pm.
The Art League Gallery
Stop into The Art League Gallery from 6:30 to 8pm for the reception for
Jennifer Brewer Stone: Fantasy of the Real and the All-Media Member Show.