One step into The Torpedo Factory in Old Town Alexandria and you know you are sunk deep into a creative space that shares the talents of a variety of local artists. It was once a factory that made torpedos during world war II and has since been retooled (so to speak) to handle a variety of penetrating art forms. I will stop with the puns but the fact is, the Torpedo Factory is a great visit that allows you to see and buy great works of art.
Located on the waterfront, the building has transitioned well. Studios line the inside of the halls on two floors with distinct pieces featured in the center hallways. Artists offer, photographs, drawings, sculpture, paintings and abstract creations. An hour here and you will feel enriched from the sheer diversity of offerings and the quality of the creations.
The Torpedo Factory Art Center
105 N. Union Street
Alexandria, Virginia 22314