Torpedo Factory Art Center, Alexandria

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Art in Person and in Progress. Located in Old Town Alexandria, the Torpedo Factory Art Center is home to 165 working artists, seven galleries, The Art League, and the Alexandria Archaeology Museum. Free admission.
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  • To think this was an actual factory during war years - thank you Alexandria for saving the history. It has become an eclectic place for tourists and art lovers.  more »
  • Whether you're shopping for decorative or functional creations, the local talent in these clustered studios and their excellent selection of wares will surprise you. I return to the Torpedo Factory ev...  more »
  • It was fun to visit because some studios where the artists were working. Every possible form of art work was available for admiration and sale. The artists were friendly and proud to show their work. ...  more »
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  • This place is amazing! My wife and I visited a few weeks ago, and it was great! I definitely found some artists that I want to come back and buy from. I also left feeling inspired and encouraged to continue working on my own art. There are so many different independent artists at work here too, so you can experience a wide variety of artistic methods and forms. Definitely a must visit.
  • A great place to shop (especially for holidays and special occasions), take a stroll, and check out creative ideas. There are many vendors on three levels, featuring all sorts of styles and types of artwork on display and for sale. It's located at the river walk near King Street, so you can get great food and ice cream around the corner too!
  • This place was really nice due to the fact that in my opinion it caters to those who are really creative when it comes to art. There's a great mix of artists who come up with some amazing art work, photos and other types too. Right on the Potomac river waterfront, you have access to some nice restaurants, great shops (downtown Alexandria) and access to the water taxi - a 25 min ride to both the national harbor and Washington DC
  • I've been here a handful of times and enjoy the scenery, art, and crafts shared and sold here. There's always something to see, though not always something to buy. I know the artists work very hard at their craft and deserve recognition. I like to come here alone or with a friend.
  • Great collective of local artisans creating & selling their wares. Pottery, art, jewelry, shawls & more. About half of them were closed when we were there (11am weekday) but of the ones we visited, we enjoyed & would go back.
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