As winter fast approaches, we find ourselves drawing closer to the fires. The warmth of family and friends feed our spirits, as the food from the ovens feeds our bodies. The kitchen is our refuge from these cold, dark days outside, as winter swirls about, waiting to nip at our noses and freeze our toes.
Artists created original art for the 5th Annual Paint Great Falls: Plein Air Competition. The competition was sponsored by The Arts of Great Falls from Wednesday, September 4 to Sunday, September 8. Artists painted the beautiful scenery outdoors Wednesday through Sunday in popular local locations such as Great Falls Park, Riverbend Park, Colvin Run Mill, The Farmer’s Market as well as private gardens, a historic farm, L’Auberge Chez Francois and more. Continue reading
The Torpedo Factory is one of the largest Art Centers in The United States
Featuring 6 grand galleries, more than 80 studios, 2 workshops and the Alexandria Archeology Museum, The Torpedo Factory Art Center can be found in Old Town Alexandria, near Union and kings Street and the Potomac River.
Over 160 artists produce and showcase their original work in the Art Canter. One can also shop excellent quality and unique artworks, such as Paintings, Print Making, Jewelry, Ceramics, Stained Glass, Sculpture and Photography. The Art League School teaches children ages 5 years and above, as well as those at least 18 years of age for adult classes.
6 Grand Galleries of the The Torpedo Factory Art Center are are made up of :
The Art League Gallery
The Target Gallery
Potomac Craftsmen Fiber Gallery
Multiple Exposures Gallery for photographs
Scope Gallery for ceramics
Residents of Old Town Alexandria in North Virginia (which is the most sought after real estate) have access to The Torpedo Factory Art Center, The Lyceum and other shops and restaurants, all connected by King St. Trolley to the Washington Metro. Luxury condos surrounded by a central courtyard can be found at the Torpedo Factory Condominium Complex just right across the The Torpedo Factory Art Center.