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3rd Annual Artist Materials Market (Buy/Sell/Trade) | News Release | Torpedo Factory Art Center


Torpedo Factory Art Center
Saturday, August 22, 10 am – 3 pm

WHAT Artists from the greater metropolitan area are invited to sell and swap their gently used art supplies, tools, materials and ephemera for sale or trade during the 3nd Annual Artist Materials Markets.In addition to helping to purge extra items, it’s an opportunity to find great bargains on new supplies and network with other artists from the region.
WHEN Saturday, August 22
Public sale: 10 am – 3 pm
Vendor hours: 8 am – 4 pm
WHERE Torpedo Factory Art Center
105 N. Union St; Alexandria, VA 22314
WHO The event is organized by the Torpedo Factory Artists’ Association, The Art League and the Torpedo Factory Art Center.
HOW There are approximately 20 tables available for purchase at $25. Visual artists from all media are encourage to participate. All spaces must be reserved in advance and are available on a first-come, first-served basis. Reservation deadline is Wednesday, August 19 at 5 pm.For information or to reserve a space, visit https://www.eventbrite.com/e/artist-materials-market-tickets-17754108015 or contact admin@torpedofactoryartists.com.


About the Torpedo Factory Artists’ Association
The Torpedo Factory Artists’ Association is a juried membership organization of working artists dedicated to opening their workspaces at the Torpedo Factory Art Center to public visits. The TFAA also represent member artists’ interests, and manages the artist population in the Torpedo Factory Art Center.

About The Art League
Founded in 1954, The Art League, Inc., a 501(c)(3) organization, is among the nation’s largest and oldest multi-service organizations for visual artists. As a major component of the cultural fabric of Alexandria, The Art League offers extensive exhibit opportunities for artists through its gallery, outstanding fine art education through the school, and valuable outreach programs to the local community. The Art League is headquartered in the landmark Torpedo Factory Art Center.

About the Torpedo Factory Art Center

Founded in 1974 in an old munitions plant, the Torpedo Factory Art Center is home to the largest number of publicly accessible working artist studios in the U.S. The organization’s nonprofit mission is to foster connections between artists and the public that ignite the creative spirit. Just south of Washington, D.C., the Torpedo Factory Art Center overlooks the Potomac River in the Old Town section of Alexandria, Va. Each year, more than a half million national and international visitors meet and interact with more than 160 resident artists in 82 working studios and six galleries. The Torpedo Factory Art Center is also home to The Art League School and the Alexandria Archaeology Museum. For more information visit torpedofactory.org or follow the Torpedo Factory Art Center on TwitterFacebook, and Instagram via @torpedofactory.


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