Torpedo Factory celebrates milestones with anniversary ball

(Photo Credit: Cody Mello-Klein)

By Cody Mello-Klein |

This year marks 100 years for the Torpedo Factory building and 45 years since it first started operating as an art center. To celebrate the two major milestones, the Torpedo Factory is holding an anniversary ball from 7 to 10 p.m. on Saturday, according to a news release.

Attendees can listen to the big band sounds of Good Shot Judy and watch the premiere of Istrico Productions’ Torpedo Factory documentary. The proceedings will be overseen by WAMU arts and culture reporter Mikaela Lefrak, according to the release.

Some of the Torpedo Factory’s first artists will return to the art center for the Target Gallery’s “45: An Anniversary Exhibition.” Video projections by Monica Stroik, living painted sculptures by Rebecca Rose and roving performers will also be a part of the celebration, according to the release.

Tickets cost $75 per person and are available at