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The Torpedo Factory Art Center
105 N. Union St.
Torpedo Factory Art Center is an art center located
on the waterfront of the Potomac River.
is home to more than 82 artists' studios, 6
galleries and two workshops, with some 165
professional visual artists who producing a
diversity of artwork. The center attracts around
500,000 visitors annually.
Built in 1918 it served
to manufacture, maintain and store torpedoes and
munitions through World War II.
After World War II,
production ceased and it was used throughout the
1950s and 1960s by the Smithsonian and the Congress
1969, the factory was purchased by the City of
Alexandria from the Federal Government for the
development of an arts center.
The art center opened in
From 1982 to 1983, the
building underwent further renovation being entirely
gutted and rebuilt with a new ventilation system and
It reopened on M ay 20,
Open:10am – 6pm* Daily 10am – 9pm* Thursdays (including Second Thursday Art Night event 6 - 9pm on the second Thursday of every month) Studio and gallery hours vary.
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