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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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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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Art by working artists, who may take the time to explain and entice!

Having formerly lived in Alexandria, I remember the Torpedo Factory from many years ago. It's nice to see that it has only gotten nicer. Converted from a literal factory which... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 3, 2015
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Dallas, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015 NEW

Having formerly lived in Alexandria, I remember the Torpedo Factory from many years ago. It's nice to see that it has only gotten nicer. Converted from a literal factory which produced torpedoes for the military, it's now a hive for working artists to use as gallery and studio space. One can both meet the artist, and see her/him work on... More 

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Alexandria, Virginia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015 NEW

This is a great spot to see real artists working is their own studio space. Some are glass cutters, painters, pot throwers, ceramic artists as well as other types. Most are glad to sell their work directly to you: instant gratification for them and great fun for you. Easily reached via the King Street Metro station and either short trolley... More 

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Brisbane, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015 NEW

Visited in Feb 2015....and thought the centre had lost its edge but it was a much more vibrant space in summer. Do not miss the artists on the top floor overlooking the water...good views and excellent etchings and miniatures to be seen tucked away upstairs.

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Houston, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015 NEW

I used to live in Old Town and always found the Torpedo Factory to be a favorite place to visit. A lot of talented artists have studios there and while there are a few who are still maturing, there are a number of very talented painters, sketch artists, sculptors and others there. On weekends, you can speak with a number... More 

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Roswell, Georgia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015 NEW

If you love arts and/or crafts, do spend some time at the Torpedo Factory Art Center. What's special about visiting is that you may very well have the opportunity to speak to the artist who has created the work you like - and maybe even watch him/her as he/she creates it! (I think this is especially true if you visit... More 

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Lubbock, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015 NEW

A very nice setting for a bunch of local artists. From fabric to jewelry, from pottery to sculptures, from less than 50$ to a few thousands, there is something for every taste. Even if you aren't interested in buying anything, it's well worth a visit.

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Oceanside, California, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015 NEW

I'm always totally "blown-away" by each experience, seeing the many vendors within the Torpedo Factory Art Center! All manner of art mediums - anyone will thoroughly enjoy!

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Shorewood, Wisconsin
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015 NEW

Not only did we find a cool spot on a hot day, but my daughter and I were able to support some local artists and learn a few things. Must see when you visit Old Town.

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Virginia Beach, Virginia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

Lots of original artwork with working artists in many of the booths. Unique concept on the waterfront, well worth this visit. I would budget about an hours time to view all of the offerings on the three different levels. If you are interested, some of the artists will talk with you about their methods.

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Montgomery, Alabama, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015

We stopped by in our way out of tow thanks to a friend's recommendation. So glad we did! We could have walked around and looked at the art and spoken to the artists for hours. Everyone was so nice and there was so many different types of art represented. A must see for art lovers!

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Additional Information about Torpedo Factory Art Center

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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