Events at The Art League
Many events, special exhibits, and collaborations take place throughout the year at The Art League, including our popular annual Patrons’ Show, Biennial Ikebana Show, Holiday Ceramics Sale, Art on Tap, and Art on the Rocks.
Holiday Ceramics Sale
Saturday, November 27
10 am – 5 pm
A tradition among Alexandrians and DMV-ers alike, this sale features hundreds of handmade ceramic pieces created by students and associates of The Art League.
King St. and Royal St.
opposite Alexandria’s City Hall & Market Square. We’ll see you there!
Saturday, December 4th
4 – 6 PM in the gallery
Join us for an afternoon of Holiday crafting! Sip a can of delicious craft cider from Lost Boy Cider while making festive Holiday ornaments to take home (or give as gifts!)
Craft. Brew. will take place at The Art League Gallery, located inside the Torpedo Factory Art Center.
Tickets ($25) include one 12oz cider and all crafting materials. The craft activity will be a retro style, miniature Holiday diorama.
Ages 21+. Please bring ID. Masks mandatory when not drinking. Attendees must be fully vaccinated.
December Book Club
Thursday, December 9th
1 pm on Zoom
Sunday, February 21, 2022
Saturday, November 20
The Art League’s Patrons’ Show Fundraiser is an experience that’s part fundraiser, part block party, and totally fun. It’s The Art League’s biggest fundraising event of the year, providing seasoned art collectors and newcomers alike with the excellent opportunity to acquire high-quality, original fine art at a bargain price while supporting a great non-profit organization and community of artists. For each ticket drawn, ticketholders go home with a work of art valued anywhere from $225 to upwards of thousands of dollars.
In light of continuing restrictions surrounding COVID, we’re keeping a VIRTUAL format so nobody misses out on this perennial favorite!
Something else to feel good about: all proceeds go to benefit The Art League’s educational programs, exhibits, and community outreach programs.
The Big Draw
Wednesday, November 17th
11 am – 3:30 pm in the gallery
Join your fellow artists for a day of life-drawing, free for Art League Members! Please bring drawing materials, paper, and a lap desk if needed. (There won’t be room for easels.)
Session one: 11:00am-12:00pm. Model: Harpist Zoe Coppola
Session two: 12:30-2:00pm. Model: People.Animals.Love. (Therapy dogs!)
Session three: 2:30-3:30pm. Model: TBA!
$10 donation per session for non-members.
Solo Artist Series: Artist Talk with Dongpei He
Thursday, October 21st
6:00 PM via Zoom
Dongpei He combines traditional oriental brushwork with contemporary watercolor techniques to create her unique, luminous style of painting. Her work seeks to inspire us to persevere and grow in even the most adverse of places, much like the peonies she takes inspiration from in her garden. Join us for a discussion with the artist!
Dongpei’s exhibit “The Principles of Nature” will be on view at the gallery from October 7th to November 7th.
Mini Makers: Free Guided Art Lesson for Little Artists (Age 5 and Under)
Thursday, July 29th
11:00 am at The Art League Gallery
Join The Art League Gallery Staff for an exciting art activity for children, 5 years and under, with an adult care taker.
Spaces are limited, please RSVP!
Art on the Rocks
Friday, September 10th
5-8 pm, Waterfront Park
Art on the Rocks is an annual event in which ticket holders get to sample delicious cocktail and appetizer pairings created by local mixologist and chef partners. The pairings will be inspired by works of art created by members of The Art League Gallery. A panel of experts will crown the winners of the most creative cocktail, appetizer, and artwork pairing, and announce the crowd favorite.