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Tips, Tools, & Reminders for Sunday’s Patrons’ Show!


The Patrons’ Show Fundraiser is this Sunday, February 14! It all starts at 4:00 pm, though you can take your seat as early at 3:00 pm. Here’s everything you need to know:

How to Join In

There are still some tickets left at the time of this blog post!

Buy tickets on Eventbrite

Even if you can’t come on Sunday, you can join the fun with the First Choice Raffle Ticket, on sale in the Gallery. See below for details!

Making Your List

Because 600+ pieces is a lot to keep track of, we’ve posted a number of tools to help you make your lists. For the most up-to-date versions of these downloads, visit our Patrons’ Show Fundraiser homepage.

First Choice Raffle Tickets

Who gets the very first pick on Sunday? The winner of the First Choice Raffle! Buy one raffle ticket for $15 or two for $25 and you could win that piece you’ve been eyeing …

Tickets are available for sale in the Gallery right up until the drawing on Sunday. You don’t need to have a Patrons’ Show ticket to purchase a raffle ticket.

Cast Your Vote

Stop by the Gallery desk to pick up a ballot and vote for your favorite piece in the Patrons’ Show. The artist whose piece wins the popular vote takes home $100!

Gallery Hours This Weekend

  • Thursday: 10:00 am–9:00 pm
  • Friday: 10:00 am–6:00 pm
  • Saturday: 10:00 am–6:00 pm
  • Sunday: 10:00 am–4:00 pm

Valentine’s Weekend in Old Town

SOUPer Saturday: Saturday, February 13
Torpedo Factory Art Center, 9:00 am–12:00 noon

For $20 this SOUPer Saturday, purchase an handmade ceramic bowl and receive a cup of clam chowder donated by our neighbor, the Chart House. All bowls have been generously created and donated by Torpedo Factory artists, and proceeds benefit United Community Ministries, a Route 1 corridor social-service agency serving Alexandria and Fairfax.

Scope Gallery Raffle
Torpedo Factory Art Center, Studio 19
Scope Gallery and the Kiln Club are raffling off a handmade raku vase, and all Patrons’ Show ticketholders can receive one free ticket by coming to the gallery. See Scope Gallery for details.


  • Bring your ticket (you need it to check out with your artwork and it notes your seating area)
  • The drawing starts promptly at 4:00 pm. We recommend arriving around 3:00 pm. This is when the chairs will begin to be distributed.
  • Please be respectful of the limited space and be kind to your neighbors. After all, it is Valentine’s Day!

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