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Torpedo Factory Art Center



Founded in 1974 in an old munitions plant, the Torpedo Factory Art Center is home to the largest number of publicly accessible working artist studios in the U.S.

Just south of Washington, D.C., the Torpedo Factory Art Center overlooks the Potomac River in the Old Town section of Alexandria, Va. Each year, more than a half million national and international visitors meet and interact with more than 160 resident artists in 82 working studios and six galleries.

The Torpedo Factory Art Center is also home to The Art League School and the Alexandria Archaeology Museum. For more information visit or follow the Torpedo Factory Art Center on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram via @torpedofactory.

Mission: The mission of the Torpedo Factory Art Center is to foster connections among artists and the public that ignite the creative spirit. We provide dynamic interactions with the arts through our community of visual artists, exhibitions, and programs. We offer art up close, in person, and in progress.
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