Torpedo Factory Art Center

  • 105 N. Union Street
  • Alexandria, VA 22314
  • PHONE:
  • (703) 838-4565
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    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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    20th Annual Art Safari

    An Alexandria tradition, Art Safari is a day of hands-on craft activities for kids and families.…

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    Second Thursday Art Night

    Enjoy an special after-hours event at the Torpedo Factory Art Center every month. Browse open…

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    King Street Art Festival at the…

    On Saturday of King Street Art Festival weekend, come to the Torpedo Factory Art Center for special…

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    Borders & Boundaries

    Borders and Boundaries is an all-media exhibition that examines work inspired by the…

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    Leigh Merrill: Cloud Seeding

    Dallas-based artist Leigh Merrill assembles photos and videos to create fictional images that are…

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    Crooks and Crows at Torpedo Factory…

    Crooks and Crows performs at the Torpedo Factory Art Center as part of Second Thursday Art Night and…

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    Angel Soldier Dance Sublime

    Four women artists from the Blue Hill Peninsula in Maine explore ideas of femininity in a…

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