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6th Annual March150 Exhibition and Art Sale Returns to Raise Funds for Target Gallery

Photo courtesy of Target Gallery at Torpedo Factory Art Center.

Photo courtesy of Target Gallery at Torpedo Factory Art Center.

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Art Party: Friday, March 18 from 7pm to 10pm

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Target Gallery’s popular annual fundraising exhibition and art sale, March150, returns to the Torpedo Factory Art Center to raise money in support of the Gallery’s special exhibitions and programs. The work will be on view Saturday, March 5, through Sunday, March 20, 2016.

Target Gallery, the contemporary exhibition space for the Torpedo Factory, raised more than $11,000 in 2015 through March150 and hopes to exceed that sum this year. It is an all-media exhibition of work created by artists local to Alexandria and the greater D.C. region. The only requirement to be included is that artists 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 Kaitlyn Ward, director of the Target Gallery. “This fundraiser exhibition is a low-pressure environment, which encourages new art collectors to buy original work and sets the stage for artists to experiment with new techniques and ideas.”

The two-week exhibition will feature more than to 150 square panels created by more than 100 regional artists, nearly 30 of whom are affiliated with the Torpedo Factory.

During the Art Party on Friday, March 18; 7 – 10 pm, work is priced at $100. Guests have an opportunity to mingle with other art enthusiasts and meet many of the artists who have contributed to the show. Tickets are $20 in advance; $25 at the door.

Supporters of the Factory Society, the Torpedo Factory’s young professionals network, are invited to an early mingle at 6 pm. They will receive one free drink ticket for the party and have an opportunity to vote on a piece for the Factory Society’s Best in Show prize.

Other awards will be given by Mayor Allison Silberberg and Suzanne Bethel, executive director of The Art League, as well as a People’s Choice prize, voted on by party attendees.

The Art Party is generously supported in part by Port City Brewing Company and Society Fair.

Gallery Hours:

  • Monday-Wednesday and Friday-Sunday: 10am – 6pm
  • Thursdays: 10am – 9pm

Torpedo Factory is located at 105 N. Union St., Alexandria, VA. For more information and tickets, visit torpedofactory.org/march150.