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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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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Art Galleries, Shopping & Fashion, Museums
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 & Fashion, Museums
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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Toms River, New Jersey
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18 reviews 18 reviews
5 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015 NEW

My wife and I have visited Alexandria several times but I was never moved to visit this museum. I never got past the ground floor and wrongly assumed that it was no more than a display dedicated to the buildings history as a torpedo factory and a gift shop. However, Upstairs is an archeological museum, an art school, and over... More 

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Baltimore, Maryland
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59 reviews 59 reviews
24 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

A blend of artists and art work The building it self is a expression of how many artists has vary of talents and they express themselves through their Art.

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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25 reviews 25 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2014

The artwork is fantastic. The artists are friendly are always happy to talk about their work. The price is very reasonable, from pin buttons for around $8 to sculptures and paintings to hundreds of dollars. Plan to spend a few hours there since it is more than one floor.

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Falls Church, Virginia
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138 reviews 138 reviews
11 attraction reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2014

Have been here a few times, it changes over time and it's fun to go occasionally and check it out. There is something for everyone and a lot of the prices are quite reasonable. The waterfront is also nice if the weather is cooperating.

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Macomb, Michigan
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14 reviews 14 reviews
3 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2014

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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20 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 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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98 reviews 98 reviews
45 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 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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177 helpful votes 177 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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371 reviews 371 reviews
100 attraction reviews
320 helpful votes 320 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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58 reviews 58 reviews
18 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 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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