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Torpedo Factory Art Center

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Address: 105 N Union St, Alexandria, VA 22314-3217
Phone Number: +1 703-838-4565
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Art in Person and in Progress.

Located in Old Town Alexandria, the Torpedo...

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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Artists heaven

A must visit if you are into artistic creations from paintings to sculpture and excavation of old town.

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

A must visit if you are into artistic creations from paintings to sculpture and excavation of old town.

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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

the thing about Old Town Alexandria, even the artists' roosts here, is that they are just TOO manicured, and so you don't really feel like you're in an artsy/bohemian environment. It's honestly barely worth the time to visit here

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Small business Saturday shopping! Great stop lots of interesting exhibits and trinkets to buy. Convenient to downtown

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

If you like photography, painting, sculpture, pottery, glass work,...or artsy crafts of any kind, this is a nice place to check out in Alexandria. I really enjoyed most of the galleries. Although most people can't afford a 8000 dollar painting, most of the shops offer small samples that are more affordable for the common folk like me. :) I fell... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Interesting to walk through. Individual art studios filled with a variety of art and hand work. Many studios have artists in residence that allow you to chat with the artist or watch them work. Takes about an hour to walk through maybe longer if you enjoy the work of local artisans.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

One of my favorite spots in Old Towne Alexandria, the Torpedo Factory is a consortium of art spaces and artists from every genre. Jewelry, painting, sculpture , photography, art of all kinds. Buy something or just shop and watch the creative minds at work and play.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Love stopping in the galleries at the Torpedo Factory. We can always find something we're looking for and many that we weren't! Quality artists in this place.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

While wandering for the 1st time in Alexandria, we discovered this jewel. Cool building with artists ding their creating on site. Lots of tiny studios you could see all kinds of artwork. Three floors of different art. Beautiful setting on the water to enjoy the artwork. It appeared that they have classes and speakers as well.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The Torpedo Factory is on the Old Town Alexandria Waterfront. As you walk inside you can feel the creative energy. Painters, textile artists, potters, jewelry makers, mixed media makers have workshops/ galleries in this multi level building that in the 40's was built as a real torpedo factory supplying weapons for the American Army in WWII. I always try to... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is reportedly the largest collection of work art studios in the United States! All told there are some 82 studios that you csn visit running the entire gamut of the arts from painting to ceramics to glassblowing so and much more. Nice cafe attached also

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