Art Party: Friday, March 23 from 7pm to 10pm
Target Gallery’s popular annual exhibition and art sale, March150, returns to the Torpedo Factory Art Center for the 8th year. Proceeds benefit future exhibitions and programs at Target Gallery and the Torpedo Factory. The work will be on view Saturday, March 10, through Sunday, March 25, with an Art Party on Friday, March 23.
Target Gallery, the contemporary exhibition space for the Torpedo Factory, collected more than $13,000 in 2017 through March150. This yearly all-media exhibition features nearly 200 works created by artists local to Alexandria and the greater DC region. The only requirement to be on view in the exhibition is 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 Target Gallery. “This exhibition is a low-pressure environment. It encourages new collectors to buy original art, exposes seasoned collectors to new local artists, and sets the stage for artists to test new techniques and ideas.”
Target Gallery is partnering with the Factory Society, an independent young-patrons group that supports the Torpedo Factory, for the March150 Art Party on Friday, March 23; 7 – 10 p.m. Guests have an opportunity to mingle with other art enthusiasts and meet many of the artists who have artwork on view in the show. All art is priced at $100 exclusively during the Party.
The evening also features music by DJ Vico Vibez, hands-on artmaking with Alexandria’s Office of the Arts’ Mobile Art Lab, and a green-screen photo booth provided by the American Geosciences Institute. Hors d’oeuvres provided by Catering by Seasons and the wine was hand-selected by Sonoma Cellar. Tickets are $25 in advance; $30 at the door.
Artist awards will be given by The Art League, the Torpedo Factory Artists’ Association, Factory Society, and Friends of the Torpedo Factory. Party attendees can vote for the People’s Choice Award, with a prize presented by Target Gallery.
For more information about the exhibition and ticket sales, visit torpedofactory.org/march150. Follow #march150 to join the conversation online.
Before March150 kicks off, the Torpedo Factory is hosting The Late Shift: Sneak Peek on Friday, March 9, 7 – 11 pm. It’s an opportunity for visitors to celebrate March150’s return and start building a wish list for when the art sale begins the following morning at 10 am. The evening will also celebrate the emerging artists featured in the New Project Studio for Olly Olly’s Experimentation/Exploration mini artist residency for emerging couture fashion designer Shadé Reneé.
- Monday-Wednesday: 10am – 6pm
- Thursdays: 10am – 9pm
- Friday-Sunday: 10am – 6pm
Target Gallery is located at 105 N. Union St., Alexandria, VA.