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Torpedo Factory Art Center, Alexandria
(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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  • The Torpedo Factory is a great place. They've taken an old factory right in the Waterfront area and re-purposed it as an art venue. Tons of artists have workshops/studios and galleries here....you can...  more »
  • We visited the Torpedo Factory after a bike ride and are thankful that we did as they were closing early for an event. We enjoyed the many studios and the fact that in many cases, the artists were the...  more »
  • The best thing about the Torpedo Factory is that the artist are there and they are working on their art. They are very willing to talk to you and answer question about their art and the Factory. We pu...  more »
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  • 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.
  • "Lee Young Jun PEN ART" Pen Art(General Remarks) Infinity of lines and dots have symbolism.  Such symbolism is ever changing according to the spirit’s depth.  All works are kaleidoscopic; they are usually composed of indescribable expressions.  Therefore, art’s depth also can be said to be unlimited.  Is pen art’s depth also infinite?  In other words, do the lines and dots flowing from the nib of a pen have an artistic qualification?  In this respect, it is worth thinking deeply.  Pen art begins from an essence of nature’s fundamental values.  From the standpoint of value, or color, a harmony of black and white is essential in nature.  As it is impossible to see any color in darkness, distinguishing color is an essential role of light.  That is why the soul is drawn to light.  Whiteness, or light is a spiritual reflection of the soul while blackness, or darkness is a reality of life on earth.  As the color green is an essential color of vegetation, burnt charcoal is an earthy color that will stay near black.  Blackness is heterogeneous and may be hostile to life.  If blackness belongs to the essence of nature, it also may be said to represent the image of death.  A combination of black and white constitutes degrees of lightness and darkness.  When painting black on a white background, the soul is transported to the white background.  Whiteness comes to life when contrasted with black line and black space.  In this case, soul also may be expressed through the blackness.  Soul may be transported to the black or a combination of white and black, which shed a mysterious merit to the soul or spirit.  Pen arts starts and ends from an essence of nature’s fundamental contrasts.  The primary essence is infinite and eternal while the artistic harmony of black and white can take one’s breath away.  But, this is not possible until a metamorphosis has been realized over many years and spiritual transcendence has occurred.  The transfer of spirit  occurs when one’s life experiences are projected onto the white canvas in harmony with blackness.  That is the true ‘pen art.’                Artidt Lee Young Jun I am a Korean. I pioneered the " Lee Young Jun Pen Art " and Perfected the genre. I am Artist Lee Young Jun. Pen Art is the only genre is an important work In the world. The works are extremely valuable. And no one is able to work not dare to imitate. The hope my work can be sympathy to many people. Thank you.
  • This was a weird one. Supposedly, it was built in an old torpedo factory, and it certainly looked like it. From the inside, you'd think you were inside a ship. While it wasn't too terribly interesting for me, I did like the architecture.
  • This is a MUST SEE when visiting Alexandria, VA. Make sure you go all the way to the third floor and make your way down to visit ALL the artists. They have some beautiful talent there! Sign up for classes! It doesn't matter if you think you are good, go and have fun. The instructors are nice, fun, and they LOVE teaching!
  • 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