Alexandria’s Poet Laureate Leads A Friendly Game of Slam April 26

The City of Alexandria appointed KaNikki Jakarta as the new Poet Laureate. The first African-American to hold the title, she replaced Wendi Kaplan, whose term ended in March 2019. Jakarta is an award-winning performance poet who has toured the U.S. and United Kingdom. She has been writing for more than 26 years and active in the…

Interlude: Unfinished Works at the Target Gallery

Opening Reception: Friday, December 15, 7 – 9 pm | Gallery Talk 7:30 pm The newest exhibition in Target Gallery, the contemporary exhibition space for the Torpedo Factory Art Center, presents artwork left both intentionally and unintentionally unfinished. Interlude: Unfinished Works features the work of 21 artists from across the globe. It is on view…

New Programming and After Hours at the Torpedo Factory

Throughout the month of December, the Torpedo Factory Art Center offers a diverse line-up of programs, events, and exhibitions. ·         Interlude: Unfinished Works December 9, 2017 – January 21, 2018 The newest exhibition in Target Gallery, the contemporary exhibition space of the Torpedo Factory, spotlights the artistic process in Interlude: Unfinished Works. Art has been…

Alexandria’s CSA for Art makes collecting more accessible to the masses

Annual Program offers six works of original art for $250   The City of Alexandria’s Office of the Arts has launched its second annual Community Supported Art (CSA) initiative. Built upon the traditional Community Supported Agriculture model that connects local farmers with consumers, this CSA is designed to build relationship between artists and communities. “Community…

Art Installations at Alexandria’s Historic Gadsby’s Tavern Reflect City’s Past

  The City of Alexandria’s Office of the Arts partners with Baltimore-based artists Stewart Watson and Lauren Frances Adams for a series of site-specific, all-media installations inspired by the history of Gadsby’s Tavern Museum. Centennial of the Everyday features artistic interventions tucked in among the historic exhibits. It will be on view May 15 – September…

Gourmet Symphony Presents EARTH: Part of the Saloon Concert Series

Gourmet Symphony will be kicking off 2017 with a newly announced Saloon Concert Series event in Old Town Alexandria. The culinary-inspired musical experience will be presented in collaboration with Columbia Firehouse Restaurant & Barroom and feature performances by musicians from the Grammy-nominated Inscape Chamber Orchestra and soprano Jaely Chamberlain. Gourmet Symphony Presents…The Saloon Concert Series:…