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Torpedo Factory's Target Gallery and the March of Dimes celebrate March Madness
Torpedo Factory's Target Gallery and the March of Dimes celebrate March Madness

From the Torpedo Factory:

(Alexandria, VA) The Torpedo Factory Art Center’s Target Gallery and the March of Dimes are teaming up to raise money for both organizations in an exhibition fundraiser called March Madness. This is an exhibition of approximately 200 10x10-inch works of art. The work on exhibit includes Torpedo Factory and DC-area artists, as well as Alexandria’s T.C. Williams High School National Art Honor Society Students. It will be on display in the Target Gallery from March 17 – March 27. All work will be for sale for $100 with 10% of all sales being donated to the March of Dimes. In addition, a selection of the artworks will be “loaded” with hidden prizes, and a raffle will be held at the art party for additional prizes, all donated by local businesses. The goal of this fundraiser is to raise money and awareness for the March of Dimes and the Target Gallery’s 2011 outreach programming.

We have two main events to accompany this fundraiser. The first is a March of Dimes sponsored art activity for kids whose families benefited from the March of Dimes. This activity will be held in the Torpedo Factory Art Center’s main hall on March 19th from 11am – 1pm and is free and open to all kids. This will be used as a tool to help raise awareness for their annual “March for Babies” walk held in May 2011. Kids will be invited to paint on 10-inch square canvas and the finished paintings will be sewn into a large quilt, which will be donated to the March of Dimes Maryland-National Capital Area Chapter.

The second event will be a March Madness Art Party, which will be held on March 25th from 7-11pm, and will be a ticketed event. This party will be held at the Torpedo Factory Art Center’s main hall right outside of the Target Gallery. The theme of the evening will have a NCAA March Madness Tournament pub like atmosphere, to include games, pub faire, music by DJ Stylo, prizes and more.

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