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Torpedo Factory Art Center, Alexandria

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Torpedo Factory Art Center is a naval munitions factory that was converted into an art center on the banks of the Potomac River in Old Town, Alexandria, Virginia. The facility is located at 105 N. Union Street, near the eastern end of King Street.

The Torpedo Factory Art Center is home to the largest number of publicly accessible working artist studios in the U.S. Each year, more than a half-million visitors interact with its community of artists. It houses more than 82 artists' studios, seven galleries and two workshops, with some 165 professional visual artists who work in a variety of media, including painting, ceramics, photography, jewelry, stained glass, fiber, printmaking, and sculpture. The Torpedo Factory has become a model of creative placemaking for other communities.
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  • One of my favorite things to do in Old Town Alexandria. It was the first place I took guests when I lived there. There is always something need to see, and the opportunity to interact with the artists is fun & unique. There are also many quaint & interesting ships restaurants & bars in the vicinity. And if there is the man who plays the glass harp (or singing wine glasses), he had quite a repertoire and it's full of fascinating information. A fantastic new art installation involving colored glass, mirrors & colored lights had been added just beside the torpedo factory. It's beautiful during the day, but by far much more interesting & appealing after dark!
  • Great place to read about the history of how the factory was use during the war and after. The art galleries and little shops are nice to browse and buy handmade items. During the Christmas holiday, there is usually a little band that play wonderful Christmas music. Thus is such a great location right on the Old Town pier with beautiful views of the Potomac River.

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