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Torpedo Factory Art Center, Alexandria

Categories: Art Galleries, Shopping, Museums
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4.4/5 based on 600+ reviews on the web
Art in Person and in Progress. Located in Old Town Alexandria, the Torpedo Factory Art Center is home to 150+ working artists, seven galleries, The Art League, and the Alexandria Archaeology Museum. Free admission.
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  • Well worth a visit. Composed of several levels, the center features small studios of painters, sculptors, photographers and other artists. You can observe the artists working and, of course, buy a wor...  read more »
  • Cool market to get handcraft art like ceramics, jewellery, fiber art among others. It is located right next to the harbor. 
  • Excellent mix of artisans from year to year, and perfectly situated right in the heart of the Old Town area. Close to restaurants and shops, all a comfortable walking distance away. 
  • This art center is a regional treasure. It's a fun place but it's also a school and place of business. There are many different types of artists in residence. You can chat with them, watch them create and hopefully purchase a few pieces. Art in all styles and for all budgets. Wonderful place to bring children and teens. Highly recommend.
  • This place is really fun even if you aren't planning on buying any art. Looking at all of the artist's work is very cool
  • This place is cool, until it's not. You have to have the big bucks to buy anything and the artists can make it awkward. Hopefully the kids' activities are what's keeping this place afloat. Some really weird shops too. And the cafe that had waterfront service closed down. Boooo.
  • See tons of local artists in one spot and be prepared to spend money because the art is so outstanding that you will feel compelled to pick something up while visiting. Think of 30 artists and all their studios on three levels of an old torpedo factory and that's this location. It's awesome and as an artist I love to visit and see what the art world is up to in Alexandria. Summer hours after 11AM and before 5PM are the best times to visit. Make sure they are open before making the trip! Check their website for open dates or call ahead.
  • Great location in the middle of Old Town Alexandria with a three floors of exhibits of original artwork ranging from textiles to ceramics to sculptures to paintings of all sorts. You also get the opportunity to interact with the artists themselves, and sometimes see them as they work. There's so much art here that to see (and appreciate) everything, I need multiple visits. As it is original, hand-crafted art, prices tend to be high--but not necessarily high in the context of original art. Torpedo Factory also offers adult and children classes.
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