The Late Shift @ Torpedo Factory Art Center
Aug 10 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm
The Late Shift @ Torpedo Factory Art Center | Alexandria | Virginia | United States

The Torpedo Factory Art Center stays open late on Friday, Aug. 10 for the next Late Shift event. Summer Fling is an end of dance party celebrating the five decades of the Art Center’s history. Festivities run 7 to 10 p.m.

DJ Starchild gets the night started with retro hits from the 70s, 80s, 90s, 00s and today. Visitors are encouraged to get into the spirit with retro dress from their favorite decade. The DIY corsage table is a must before the prom portrait selfie station. Along the waterfront entrance, visitors can help decorate the school spirit banner from their favorite decade.

Guest artist and filmmaker Gabrielle Tillenburg shows her video installation Enchantment Under the Sea, looping memorable prom/homecoming/school dance scenes from classic and iconic teen movies. Outside, video and comic book artist Nguyen Khoi Nguyen projects Summer Fling against the central wall.

In Target Gallery, there will be a special reception for Illuminate. The exhibition explores artificial light as the primary medium. Artist talks begin at 8 p.m. Find hands-on activities in the New Project Studio (Studio 8) with emerging artists Han Sol Jeon, Michelle Shiyu Chen, and Shani Shih as part of New Art/New Voices. Summer post-grad resident Sara Roberts leads her own hands-on project in Studio 319.

Find new art throughout the building as artists on all three floors keep their doors open into the evening.