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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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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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Fantastic experience for art lovers with many forms to observe and purchase. The latest from local artists and artisans at fair prices.

5 of 5 starsReviewed September 1, 2015
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

Fantastic experience for art lovers with many forms to observe and purchase. The latest from local artists and artisans at fair prices.

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Alexandria, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

This place has so many artists doing all kinds of art. There are numerous studios that you browse in an out of. Some of the artists are working but they always stop to greet you and to chat. This is a great place to buy out of the ordinary original art work. They hold classes that you may attend. Several... More 

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Alexandria, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

A building full of artist studios and galleries- high quality and creative work, and a great place to get presents. Very fun!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

It is at the harbour...nice view from there....and at the Center a lot to see....pictures, painters, photographs, designs....really interestings...the best is to google this place and search what could be interesting for you

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 117 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

We lived in Alexandria fro 12 years - this place is a wonderful art space with an interesting history. Don't miss it.

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Alexandria, Virginia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

Not to be missed. Unique collection of all sorts of artists. We live here and mostly browse, but it is a good place to get unusual gifts. Plus, they have restrooms for tourists walking around near King St. and the waterfront, and you can take your dog inside,

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Alexandria, Virginia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

As a resident of Alexandria, I recommend to all visitors I meet to spend some time in the Torpedo Factory Art Center. As a matter of history, the name comes from the original purpose of the building, which was the manufacture of torpedoes for the U.S. Navy. My father went to George Washington University in the District of Columbia before... More 

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Cambridge, Maryland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015

Very interesting to see the artists in their studios, showing and selling their work. This building was an actual torpedo factory during the second World War.

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Alexandria, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015

Can't get enough of these talented artists. I live here in Alexandria and I stop by at least once a month to see what's new. Such talent!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

This place is one of the finest collections of artists I have ever seen the booths are clean and the art is well presented. Take and hour and you won't regret it.

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