Torpedo Factory Art Center

The world-famous Torpedo Factory Art Center in Alexandria VA is nationally recognized as one of America's Top ArtPlaces, with a "backbone of creative culture...[that is] exceptionally successful at combining art, artists, and venues for creativity and make vibrant neighborhoods."

This 1974 building was a former World War II munitions factory, which now houses 82 working artist studios and more than 160 visual artists, whose artwork ranges from painting to ceramics, fiber to printmaking. See below for a list of current and upcoming art exhibits.

Enjoy a cup of coffee from the first-floor café, Bread & Chocolate, and witness artists at work or purchase one-of-a-kind keepsakes and statement pieces to take home from this torpedo art factory in Alexandria VA. There are six galleries located throughout the building, including five cooperative galleries and the Target Gallery which boasts of national and international artwork. The torpedo center is also home to a premiere art school, The Art League, and the Alexandria Archaeology Museum.

Throughout the year, the center holds rotating exhibits, seasonal festivities, and Second Thursday art events, oftentimes with live music and art activities. The Torpedo Factory is also available for private rentals, providing a creative flare to any wedding, business gathering or special celebration.

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