Start Collecting Art at Torpedo Factory’s 7th Annual Art Sale Party This Friday

image002Target Gallery’s popular annual exhibition and art sale, March150, returns to the Torpedo Factory Art Center this month. Proceeds benefit the Gallery’s future special exhibitions and programs. The work will be on view Saturday, March 11, through Sunday, March 26, with an Art Party on Friday, March 24 

Target Gallery, the contemporary exhibition space for the Torpedo Factory, collected more than $13,000 in 2016 through March150. This yearly all-media exhibition features nearly 200 works created by artists local to Alexandria and the greater D.C. region. The only requirement to be on view in the exhibition was that artists needed to use the gallery-supplied 10” x 10” panel. All work in the show is priced at $150. 

March150 is a perpetual favorite with patrons and local artists alike,” said Leslie Mounaime, director of the Target Gallery. “This exhibition is a low-pressure environment, which encourages new art collectors to buy original work, exposes seasoned collectors to new artists, and sets the stage for artists to test new techniques and ideas.”

During the Art Party on Friday, March 24 (7 – 10 pm), all work is priced at $100. Guests have an opportunity to mingle with other art enthusiasts and meet many of the artists who have work on view in the show. The evening also features music, a photo booth, live performances by darlingdance, and artist awards. Tickets are $20 in advance; $25 at the door. There is an optional $15 add-on ticket for a guests to dine on some of the region’s best local fare with EatsPlace.

Artist awards will be given by Katy Chang, chef and founder of EatsPlace, and Suzanne Bethel, executive director of The Art League. Party attendees can vote for the People’s Choice Award, with a prize presented by Target Gallery.

For more information and tickets, visit torpedofactory.org/march150. Follow #march150 to join the conversation online.  

 

About Target Gallery

Target Gallery is the contemporary exhibition space for the Torpedo Factory Art Center. The gallery promotes high standards of art by continuously exploring new ideas through a variety of visual media in a rotating schedule of national and international exhibitions. The gallery is open daily from 10 – 6 pm and until 9 pm on Thursdays.

 

About the Torpedo Factory Art Center

Founded in 1974 in an old munitions plant, the Torpedo Factory Art Center is home to the nation’s largest number of publicly accessible working artist studios under one roof. In an effort to sustain the arts in Alexandria, the Torpedo Factory is now part of the City of Alexandria’s Office of the Arts. Just south of Washington, D.C., the Torpedo Factory Art Center overlooks the Potomac River in the Old Town section of Alexandria, Va. Each year, more than a half million national and international visitors meet and interact with more than 160 resident artists in 82 studios and seven galleries. The Torpedo Factory Art Center is also home to The Art League Gallery and School, the Alexandria Archaeology Museum, and the Alexandria EatsPlace Café and Market. For more information, visit torpedofactory.org or follow the Torpedo Factory on TwitterFacebookInstagram and Pinterest via @torpedofactory

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