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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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On a market for a contemprorary work of art? Visit Torpedo Factory Art Center.

My wife and I needed some affordable paintings to decorate our recently purchased house. We have some amount that we would like to spend and with almost zero understanding of the... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 27, 2015
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Deerfield, Illinois
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Deerfield, Illinois
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37 reviews 37 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 NEW

My wife and I needed some affordable paintings to decorate our recently purchased house. We have some amount that we would like to spend and with almost zero understanding of the Art I browsed the galleries of the Torpedo Factory Art Center. Two criteria I have in mind - do I envision the work of art on the wall of... More 

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Lakewood, Ohio, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 NEW

I am always inspired by other artist's work and was excited to see artists at work and there wares. Unfortunately, we arrived in late afternoon and didn't have enough time to see all the studios. It seemed that many of them had been closed for the day because of them being open on the Memorial day holiday. Other studios were... More 

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Falls Church, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW

We had out of town guests that were tired of the museums in DC and wanted something different. We walked through old town Alexandria and really enjoyed the artists at the TF. Wonderful art and just a great time to discuss with artists in their own studios.

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San Diego, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW

I learned about the Torpedo Factory when I attended a workshop at the Art League School in Alexandria which has its office and some of its classrooms in the Torpedo Factory complex. This renovated torpedo factory is filled with 3 floors of small artist studios and galleries. Most of the galleries have display windows that you can peer into and... More 

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Tipp City, Ohio
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015 NEW

Lots of individual artists producing and selling their wares. We especially enjoyed listening to an artist who set up a set of wine glasses, and played music by rubbing the rims. I talked to several painters and jewelry makers.

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Wiltshire, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015 NEW

Strolling along the Alexandria waterfront, we really couldn't miss the Torpedo Factory. It is a large roomy space, subdivided into artists' workshops and galleries over two floors. There are some very interesting and evocative pictures and descriptions of the building's use in its former role, with a couple of formidable torpedoes on display. We saw a variety of art, in... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015

The Torpedo as a unique WW2 history. Factory Many different artists using numerous mediums ranging from art, to models to fabrics.

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Alexandria, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015

If you want to see what some of the local DC artists are doing this is the place to visit. They offer original art, art classes and a give shop with one of a kind gifts for someone special.

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Alexandria, Virginia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

The Torpedo factory is a great place whether you are an "art lover" or not. Interesting people, and new things to see especially if you take the time to talk with the artists and take in the surroundings. Highly recommend. We have been stopping in for a some as we live in the area, and always find something new and... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

This is a great place to walk around and check out many different types of artwork. There are plenty of vendors who are selling their work, so one can also add to her collections.

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