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Torpedo Factory Art Center

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Neighbourhood: Old Town
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Address: 105 N Union St, On the waterfront at the intersection of King and Union Streets, Alexandria, VA 22314-3217
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+1 703-838-4565
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10:00 - 18:00
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Thu 10:00 - 21:00
Fri - Wed 10:00 - 18:00
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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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Large, Fascinating Art Co-op

My husband and I spent several enjoyable hours roaming around the Torpedo Factory. We came in vowing not to buy anything since we are downsizing, but ended up buying two pieces... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Kaaren A
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Yorktown, Virginia
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Yorktown, Virginia
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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

My husband and I spent several enjoyable hours roaming around the Torpedo Factory. We came in vowing not to buy anything since we are downsizing, but ended up buying two pieces of art pottery by Jamie Fine! If you're in the market for art, this place has a very large and varied selection in nearly any medium you can imagine.

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Alexandria, Virginia
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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

This is a great spot to find a unique gift or art to wear or display in your home. The type of art available runs the gamut. Often the artist is in their shop working on new art so you can observe the creative process. This is a great experience for the whole family.

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Alexandria, Virginia
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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This really was a factory for manufacturing torpedoes. It was converted to an artist community in the 1970's thanks to some farsighted political leadership. Learn a bit of history from your visit and also have a chance to mingle with working artists and browse gallery spaces. It is best to visit during the day since that is the time when... More 

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Whitby, Canada
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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This was a great place to browse. Three levels of workshops with the artists working and able to,discuss the pieces on display. I observed jewelry being made on lathes, felted dolls being styled, acrylics artists, clay an pottery, beading, and so much more.

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Alexandria, Virginia
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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Visitors to the historic city of Old Town, Alexandria, should include a stop at The Torpedo Factory, a warehouse that was once a munitions factory now artfully displaying a variety of crafts and art from local creative people. In addition, art classes are offered through the Alexandria Art League. Visitors can find a variety of art, from paintings to jewelry,... More 

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Chattanooga, Tennessee, United States
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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Just being on the water and seeing so many different nationalities and just being so close to history

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Alexandria Va.
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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Wonderful place to see art exhibited by a number of local talents. The artists studios are here as well so often you'll see them working on their creations while you browse.

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Woodbury, New Jersey
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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

While in the Alexandria area I stopped by the Torpedo Factory Art Center. I must say i was pretty disappointed. It did not have my type of displays and exhibitions. Modern is not my thing. I always say, if I can do it, it's not art. I'm more into classic art forms and this museum really doesn't fit the bill.... More 

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Fishersville, Virginia
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Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

I tried to explain the Torpedo Factory as a living growing entity, not a place it suggests, something destructive, it is just something you need to witness to believe the marvel.

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Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

A repurposed Torpedo Factory now an art centre, where artists of all different mediums work and sell their wares! A must go.

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