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Torpedo Factory Art Center

Address: 105 N Union St., Alexandria, VA 22314 (Old Town)
Phone Number: +1 703-838-4565
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Ranked #1 of 6 Shopping in Alexandria
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Art Galleries, Shopping
Activities: Shopping
Owner description: Art in Person and in Progress. Located in Old Town Alexandria, the Torpedo Factory Art Center is...
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Type: Art Galleries, Shopping
Activities: Shopping
Hours:
Thu 10:00 am - 9:00 pm
Fri - Wed 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Owner description: Art in Person and in Progress. Located in Old Town Alexandria, the Torpedo Factory Art Center is home to 150+ working artists, 6 galleries, The Art League, and the Alexandria Archaeology Museum.

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Macomb, Michigan
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14 reviews 14 reviews
3 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2014 NEW

When we were in Alexandria it was raining so we walked through the Torpedo Factory Art Center. WhT a great experience. The history of the building itself is very interesting, especially for history buffs. And there are artist wares for every taste from pottery and sculpture to literature, textiles, jewelry, and more. A great place to spend the day rain... More 

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Richmond, Virginia
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73 reviews 73 reviews
20 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

This is a MUST see when in Alexandria!! Each artist has their own large room for them to work and sell their art.

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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60 reviews 60 reviews
25 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2014

The Torpedo Factory in Alexandria for art lovers to visit either to see or to buy things. The studios were arranged in such a way that is easy for visitors to focus on things of interest. One might say that the Art Center (appropriately named) offers every form of arts under the sun and put under the same roof. Visitors... More 

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Tel Aviv, Israel
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90 attraction reviews
170 helpful votes 170 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2014

Before my arrival to Alexandria, VA, I thought it was a kind of a museum for the Torpedo factory that used to be there in the past. Where else in the world do you get a chance to see a Torpedo factory? The lovely lady at the information desk directed us to the historical exhibits from that era. After we... More 

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Richmond, Virginia
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99 attraction reviews
311 helpful votes 311 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2014

What once was a Torpedo factory ( quite literally) is now home to an Art center with a huge diverse array of Artists work, some of the Artists are literally creating there pieces on site. Everything from blown glass, Fabric Artistry, Jewelry, Wood sculpturing, Photography, Ceramics Paintings and drawing...well you name it, its there. As they say in there Brochure,... More 

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Canfield, Ohio
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18 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014

It is an old torpedo factory that now houses artists' studios! Many different styles of art...sculpture, weaving, painting, exhibits, classes and so much more! I have purchased many pieces of art from the artist at the Torpedo Factory. If you love art it is a must see! Great location near shopping and great restaurants. Enjoy!

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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216 helpful votes 216 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

This large old factory is packed full of working artist stalls on each of the floors. I walked through several of the studios and made my way around the first two floors before getting a bit glazed over in the art. I imagine the artists feel a bit like zoo animals, but it is nice to see so many different... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2014

I love this place. The variety of artisans working and displaying their wares is exceptional. The open airy feel to the place lends itself to the experience.

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Ipswich, Massachusetts, United States
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10 reviews 10 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014

We were here for a family wedding and it was so impressive. We had gone to the Art Center the day before to see some of the studios and check the actual torpedo displays which are so interesting and educational. Going back in the evening for the wedding the transformation was outstanding, the space really lends itself to what ever... More 

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Jerusalem
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58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014

Every time we come to Alexandria we love to visit the Torpedo Factory. This last time we found that there are many more galleries. Studios where the artist are working and can be seeing their craft being produced. Not only the paintings, drawings and sculptures, but mainly the ceramics are impressive. Even if you do not have a car, it... More 

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