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Torpedo Factory Art Center

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Neighborhood: Old Town
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Address: 105 N Union St., Alexandria, VA 22314
Phone Number: +1 703-838-4565
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10:00 am - 6:00 pm
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Thu 10:00 am - 9:00 pm
Fri - Wed 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Activities: Shopping
Description: Art in Person and in Progress. Located in Old Town Alexandria, the...
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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Functional and Historic!

This true torpedo factory was the basis for the transformation of Old Town Alexandria back in the early 80's. It is now an art studio for dozens and dozens of arts. From jewlery... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 1, 2015
RedMaggie09
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Alexandria, Virginia
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Alexandria, Virginia
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20 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

This true torpedo factory was the basis for the transformation of Old Town Alexandria back in the early 80's. It is now an art studio for dozens and dozens of arts. From jewlery to fabrics to photography and paint... it's all here. You can see the artists at work, and on display. Plenty of walking and open area... it's even... More 

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River Forest, Illinois
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

Just walking on the waterfront and enjoying the TFAC and is many little shops inside was so enjoyable. The craftsmanship of these little shops is outstanding. Wouldn't hesitate to purchase anything (and have).

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Alexandria, Virginia
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12 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

This building was used to make torpedoes at the WW2 era. It is now three floors of artists in residence working in their studios. You can interact, view and buy their art which are paintings, sculpture, glass, fiber, etc. On the third floor there is a replica of an archeological dig from the area. You can bring your well-behaved dog... More 

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Easton, Connecticut
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

There were quite a few shops with various styles of arts and handicrafts. The proprietors were very friendly, and helpful in suggesting other attractions to see in Alexandria.

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Alexandria, Virginia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

The Factory as it known locally has morphed into a fully functional working art center with live artists working and selling their art. As a native Alexandrian and with a family member who was one of the founding artists of the Torpedo Factory I remember when it looked like a 'Torpedo Factory' and watched it blossom into a work of... More 

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Qaha city,Egypt
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136 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

I couldn't imagine that I will love this place very much, you can find art everywhere, it is very organized. You will enjoy your time there, I really loved the place.

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Panama City, Panama
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015 NEW

The Torpedo Factory is a wonderful place to visit. If you are an art lover, you will be completely mesmerized by this place. It is basically a mall that caters to art lovers. It is divided into studios where the artists create and display their artwork. I could have stayed here all day!

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Greensboro, North Carolina
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 91 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015 NEW

The building houses many artists: each one has a studio/gallery/shop. Paintings, sculptures, fabric crafts, pottery--all sorts of arts can be viewed and purchased. This is the place to go if you like arts and crafts.

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Camarillo, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

This place is located at the waterfront and has 3 floors full of arts. There is a unit for each artist and some of them are open so you can purchase art if you desire. The arts are different- there's photography, painting, sculpture, etc. there's also some history by the walls and a torpedo inside the store. Overall, it's a... More 

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North Carolina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

Take the free Alexandria Trolley to the very end of King Street and walk through the Torpedo Factory--it's an old factory that is now full of art studios and artists actively working on their craft.

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Additional Information about Torpedo Factory Art Center

Address: Address: 105 N Union St., Alexandria, VA 22314
Phone Number: +1 703-838-4565
Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Alexandria>  > Old Town
Open Hours:
Sunday 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Monday 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Tuesday 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Wednesday 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Thursday 10:00 am - 9:00 pm
Friday 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Saturday 10:00 am - 6:00 pm

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