Quick Facts About Torpedo Factory Art Center

The Torpedo Factory Art Center is home to the largest number of publicly accessible working studios in the nation. Here are some quick facts about this attraction in Old Town.

  • Founded in 1974 in an old naval munition plant
  • It is located at 105 N. Union Street, overlooking the Potomac River in Old Town Alexandria.
  • Torpedo Factory Art Center is home to over 82 art studios, seven galleries, two workshops, a cafe, The Art League School, and the Alexandria Archaeology Museum.
  • There are over 160 professional artists working on a variety of media including painting, ceramics, photography, jewelry, stained glass, fiber, printmaking, and sculpture.
  • The Art Center attracts around 500,000 national and international visitors annually
  • Torpedo Factory is owned by the city of Alexandria as a public trust

The Art Center is free to the public and is open daily from 10 am to 6 pm, though it sometimes closes at 5 pm for private events.

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