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“excellent artists colony”

Torpedo Factory Art Center
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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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113 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
“excellent artists colony”
Reviewed November 3, 2012

This is a very interesting artist colony. Variety of media and types of art are represented by the local artists. They are open late on Thursdays and 6 pm most of the week. Love the pottery and jewelry. Worth a trip!!!!

Visited October 2012
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Streamwood, Illinois
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Unexpected surprise”
Reviewed October 6, 2012

It's not a mall, it's huge art galery! Filled with artisans workshops with windows so you can watch them at work creating beatiful works of art. Unusual pieces, there is a lot of talent in that building.

Visited September 2012
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Mcgaheysville, Virginia
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35 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“Fun and A Little Funky”
Reviewed September 27, 2012

It really was a torpedo factory at one time, now converted into 3 levels of artist work/gallery space. Everything from textile arts to pottery to paintings and photography. It's really interesting to see the artists in their work spaces, and talk with some of them.

The Torpedo factory sits along the water in Alexandria. We ended our visit by sitting in the sunshine along the boardwalk drinking coffee in the sunshine and people watching. A great way to spend a Sunday afternoon!

Visited September 2012
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Bethesda, Maryland
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12 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Art and river view”
Reviewed September 27, 2012

This is one of my favorite places when I don't have much plans on a Saturday afternoon. I love to go there and get inspire by the art and the artist, this place is great because is an art gallery where you con find the artist working, ask about there work. There are, sculptures, photography, paints, crafts, etc. And where is make it perfect because art plus waterfront is perfect.

Visited June 2012
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Alexandria, Virginia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
“What a great place to see local artists at work”
Reviewed September 24, 2012

Three floors of local artists with painting, sculpture, and many unique expressions of art in original formats. They close early so check hours of operation, but it is well worth the visit. Some artists are pricey but original art will be.

Visited September 2012
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