Handmade & DIY
In an age of pre-fabricated mini-malls mimicking the real-life town centers of the last century, Alexandria offers something different: authenticity. Nowhere is this more evident than in the city's thriving artisan-focused galleries and shops.
What began as an offshoot to the city's vibrant arts scene epitomized by the world-renowned Torpedo Factory Art Center is now a great collection of merchants offering one-of-a-kind handcrafted products and supplies. One of the city's premiere DIY outlets, Handcrafted Alexandria, is composed of 15 groups including the wildly popular fibre space, dedicated to shopping for, learning about, and creating art-helping form the city's artistic foundation.