Loudoun Economic Development, the Loudoun Arts Council and Franklin Park Arts Center have partnered to bring you this amazing “agricoutour” exhibit and improve the linkage between urban and rural economies. On February 23rd from 7 p.m. – 9 p.m. at the Torpedo Factory in Alexandria, you will be able to meet the artists that created several of these pieces using materials from Loudoun farms and agricultural businesses. The exhibit was first displayed in October at the Franklin Park Arts Center. For full details see the press release from the Loudoun Arts Council below. We are so proud of our Loudoun Artisans!

Farm to Fashion Travels to the Torpedo Factory

Alexandria Gallery Hosts Touring Version of “Agricouture Exhibit”

January 24, 2018

Seven pieces from the Farm to Fashion Creative Challenge Exhibit were selected by the Torpedo Factory Art Center to be part of a traveling exhibit this winter in their 2nd-floor gallery in Old Town Alexandria, VA.

The “agricouture” show, a joint effort by the LAC, Franklin Park Arts Center, and Loudoun County Economic Development will be on display there from February 1 through the month of March). Scarecrow-like mannequins will display sculptural “fashions” created with materials sourced from Loudoun’s agricultural businesses and farms.

The imaginative pieces will be viewed by thousands of visitors at the Art Center, a popular tourist attraction on the Alexandria waterfront. “Agriculture is definitely an important part of the rural economy in Loudoun County,” says Elizabeth Bracey, manager of the Franklin Park Arts Center, original site of the show, and built on the site of a former dairy farm in Western Loudoun.

Founded in 1974 in an old munitions plant, the Torpedo Factory Art Center is home to the largest number of publicly accessible working artist studios in the U.S. Located at 105 North Union Street, the Center is open daily from 10 to 6pm, and will stay open late for a special Farm to Fashion Reception on Friday, February 23 from 7 to 9 pm.

For more information about the show, contact the Loudoun Arts Council at info@loudounarts.org.