Torpedo Factory Art Center

Torpedo Factory Art Center, Alexandria: Hours, Address, Torpedo Factory Art Center Reviews: 4.5/5

Torpedo Factory Art Center
4.5
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Monday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Tuesday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Sunday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
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Art in Person and in Progress. Located in Old Town Alexandria, the Torpedo Factory Art Center is home to 150+ working artists, 7 galleries, The Art League, and the Alexandria Archaeology Museum.
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cmschw@comcast.net
Alexandria, VA4,511 contributions
Nov 2021
For many years the Torpedo Factor, was the top rated attraction in Olde Town Alexandria. Today I was shocked to see the huge turnover in artists in just the last year. It did not look like the same place as far as art quality . One artist we talked to said that the turnover has been accelerating. In the guide books covering Alexandria, the Torpedo Factory has been listed as a must see. Based on what I saw today, I think future guide books won't even mention the Torpedo Factory.
Written 10 November 2021
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Donna B
Washington DC, DC12 contributions
Oct 2021
Great place to wander around and talk with the artists. I found some very unique items at very reasonable prices. Makes me wish I lived in the area.
Written 13 October 2021
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Cynthia H
Virginia175 contributions
Sep 2021
The story behind the artist/community movement to get this building into the hands of the viewing public is super.
Written 27 September 2021
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blairkk25
New Jersey2,669 contributions
Sep 2021
I visited the Torpedo Factory Art Center in September 2021. I went at 11 am on a Wednesday. It has three floors of artist studios and other shops. However, very few things were open. Many of the studios had a sign on their doors which advised that they were closed due to COVID19 and can be contacted via a website or phone number. So I walked around for around 30 minutes on all three floors and then left. It was disappointing. I would recommend not going here in the morning and perhaps it is more lively during the afternoon.
Written 24 September 2021
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Ps_46_10
114 contributions
Sep 2021 • Friends
Great space filled with all kinds of arts and crafts. The modified COVID hours are listed as Wed - Sun 10-6, but be warned that this was NOT the case for 95 percent of the artists. If you are seeking something in particular, it’s vest to confirm with that vendor. Only about 4 of the 80 or so studios were actually opened. It’s probably for the best since I would have spent a lot of money here. As it is, I bought a lovely piece of pottery.
Written 23 September 2021
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Kathleen S
Portsmouth, VA53 contributions
Aug 2021
very creative use of torpedo factory. Loved walking the artist shops. Watched a couple of artist working on pieces. Good variety. Purchased a copy of art pieces.
Written 30 August 2021
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Reslimpan
Providence, RI2,696 contributions
Aug 2021
Great place to give your soul some nourishment of some great art and if you are willing to open up your wallet there is plenty to buy. There is a shop where you can buy prints, just in case you will find the original piece of art a bit too pricey. Three stories of diverse talent displaying their art work. Most of the stalls open during our Saturday visit.
Written 26 August 2021
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Leslie W
Chicago, IL53 contributions
Jun 2021
We spent over three hours exploring the Torpedo Factory Art Center. We chatted with artists, marveled at the diversity of art, and were amazed at the quality of the art. I know of nothing quite like this place with studios, galleries, and classes combined. It is surely a treasure.
Written 8 June 2021
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Laura R
Olathe, KS141 contributions
May 2021 • Friends
Not sure if this is a Covid issue or not, but a very cool concept where there are 3 floors of shops where artists show off all types of arts and crafts. However, there were not a lot of shops open so not much to see. There were some really cool stores there but minimal (make sure to go see the guy who does metal art on the first floor-super cool)!
Written 24 May 2021
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Dayton A
10 contributions
Dec 2020
This is a large building with many shops that are run by local artists. It is very, very expensive. The art is hit or miss. The best part of the Torpedo Factory is that they have bathrooms that you can use.
Written 19 January 2021
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