Torpedo Factory Art Center

  • 105 N. Union Street
  • Alexandria, VA 22314
  • Phone: (703) 838-4565

Experience art in person and in progress at the Torpedo Factory Art Center. Founded in 1974 in an old munitions plan, the Torpedo Factory is home to the largest collection of publicly accessible working artist studios in the U.S.

Just south of Washington, D.C., the Torpedo Factory Art Center overlooks the Potomac River in Old Town Alexandria. Each year, more than a half-million national and international visitors meet and interact with resident artists.

With 82 studios and 6 galleries open to the public, you can meet some of the 165 artists and watch them work. Learn about what inspires them, ask about their creative process, and purchase original work for your collection.

Visit three floors of studios for ceramics, collage, fiber, glass, enamel, jewelry, mixed-media, painting, photography, printmaking, and sculpture.

Don't miss the Target Gallery, the Torpedo Factory's very own contemporary exhibition space. It features high-caliber national and international artists in a variety of visual media on a rotating schedule.

The Torpedo Factory is also home to The Art League and the Alexandria Archaeology Museum.

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Second Thursday Art Night

  • August 14, 2014
  • Address: 105 N. Union St, Alexandria, VA 22314
  • Recurrence: Recurring monthly on the 2nd Thursday

Enjoy an special after-hours event at the Torpedo Factory Art Center every month. Browse open studios and galleries, interact with artists, and enjoy View Details

Hacking Objects of Desire

  • September 06, 2014 - October 19, 2014
  • Address: 105 N. Union St, Alexandria, VA 22314
  • Recurrence: Recurring daily

Sámi artist and architect Joar Nango, and Sámi poet and writer Sigbjørn Skåden, investigate Sámi design traditions View Details

19th Annual Art Safari

  • October 11, 2014
  • Address: 105 N. Union St., Alexandria, VA 22314

An Alexandria tradition, Art Safari is a day of hands-on craft activities for kids and families. Throughout the day, visitors can participate in View Details

Sara Margrethe Oskal: The Whole Caboodle

  • October 16, 2014
  • Address: 105 N. Union St, Alexandria, VA 22314

Part of Hacking Objects of Desire in the Target Gallery. Norwegian Sámi actress Sara Margrethe Oskal’s one-woman performance, The Whole View Details

Post-Photography: Beyond the Print

  • October 25, 2014 - November 30, 2014
  • Address: 105 N. Union St, Alexandria, VA 22314
  • Recurrence: Recurring daily

This exhibition investigates alternative applications of photography and new contexts for creating images. Images involve an innovative approach to View Details

5x5(x5)

  • December 06, 2014 - January 18, 2015
  • Address: 105 N. Union St, Alexandria, VA 22314
  • Recurrence: Recurring daily

All artwork on display in this all-media exhibition does not exceed five inches in any direction. Juror Kayleigh Bryant-Greenwell is a local curator View Details

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