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Torpedo Factory Art Center

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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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Awesome art center

There were many different artists in their shops. Although not all shops were open, their works could be seen through the windows. It is housed in an old torpedo factory right on... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 21, 2015
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Crown Point, Indiana
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Crown Point, Indiana
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015 NEW

There were many different artists in their shops. Although not all shops were open, their works could be seen through the windows. It is housed in an old torpedo factory right on the waterfront.

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Arlington, Virginia
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26 reviews 26 reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

Great gifts and just fun to look around, have purchased many pieces for my home, several floors and a few galleries have amazing river views! I hear their fundraiser is not to be missed!

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Salem, VA
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015

I visited thinking that this site would be more like a traditional art museum. Instead, it's really just a venue for artists to produce, showcase, and sell their work in the many galleries throughout the three floor building. Still, there are some very original and talented artists. My favorite created really beautiful seascapes from glass that resembled coral and other... More 

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Germantown, Maryland
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69 reviews 69 reviews
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25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015

Very nice facility to see a variety of different mediums all under one roof. If you're in the market for a real torpedo (not the sandwich) you'll need look elsewhere (and have your head examined) the name comes from a past life of the building.

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Charlottesville, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015

The building used to make torpedos and now is an artist studio. The first floor had a lot of artists to talk with while the upper floors mainly had artists actually making art. Both were great.

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New York City, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015

Just wander around and enjoy the art. Park a couple of blocks away to save some money. They do mark the tires but you can find some spaces without meters ( two hour limit)

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Williamstown, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

By in large, the artists who work here are very accomplished, and there was a nice variety of art on display here. We got into several conversations with artists about their work and the processes involved in creating it. We enjoyed our time here and will return.

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

This old US Navy Base Torpedo factory is now being used for artist's who create and display their works in individual shoppes. On the first floor there is a history wall/display of what the building was used for previously. Was interesting to walk through.

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Dorstone, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015

Not much changed, but still really great. Worth visiting, but bring your bank statement! Great variety of artists. Lots to look at. Great buzz. Range that will provide scope for everyone in your party.

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Saint Charles, Michigan
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2015

Different than visiting an actual gallery or museum, seeing the artists work and take time to talk about their creations was neat.

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