Friday, November 23, 2012

At the Factory

Add a little sparkle to your holidays with the Torpedo Factory Art Center's annual Holiday Open House! Enjoy fun festivities as you wander from studio to studio stocking up on affordable, original artwork for everyone on your shopping list. 

Holiday Shopping in Studios & Galleries
Studio and galleries are open until 9pm for holiday shopping! Use our Holiday Gift Guide to find endless unique gift ideas in every price range from Torpedo Factory artists and galleries. From handmade ornaments and playful hats and scarves to small sculptures, elegant jewelry, and original paintings, there's something for everyone! Plus, for as little as $3, you can have your presents wrapped at a gift wrap station benefiting the George Washington Middle School Orchestra.

Guests are also invited to enter their free prize drawing for a chance to win a $100 Torpedo Factory Art Center gift certificate, which is good everywhere in the Art Center including all 82 studios, 6 galleries, The Art League, and the gift shop. 

Live Music & Refreshments
Sample sparkling wine and holiday treats from the Café by Bread & Chocolate as you get into the spirit with music by the acclaimed trio of Wytold Lebing, accompanied by Bryan Bowman and Jerry Tolkas.

Holiday Toy & Mitten Drives
Help them spread joy, hope, and compassion this holiday season with two opportunities to give back to the community. 

Annual Toy Drive
Give underprivileged children a reason to smile by donating new toys, infant/toddler items, and grocery store gift cards to Community Partners for Children, a non-profit organization that collects and distributes school supplies, clothing, toys, and other items for disadvantaged children from newborns to teens. The Torpedo Factory Art Center will be collecting toys November 12 through December 14 with a donation box located by the main entrance.

Mitten & Glove Drive
In conjunction with the Joys of the Season exhibition (November 29 - January 20), spread warmth to the community by donating to a mitten and glove drive benefiting Alexandria’s Child and Family Network Centers.

Click here for more holiday activities at the Torpedo Factory Art Center!