Founded in 1974 in an old munitions plant, the Torpedo Factory Art Center is home to the largest collection of publicly accessible working artist studios in the U.S.
An Alexandria landmark for more than 40 years, it’s the highlight of the Potomac Riverfront, attracting approximately 500,000 visitors annually.
Visit 82 artists’ studios, six galleries, two workshops, and the Alexandria Archaeology Museum. Sign up for an art class with The Art League School. Enjoy a cup of coffee and light fare in our cafe by Bread & Chocolate.
Find artwork in a wide variety of media including painting, ceramics, photography, jewelry, stained glass, fiber, printmaking, and sculpture. The artists invite visitors to join them in their studios. Learn about what inspires them, ask about the creative processes, and purchase original work for your own collection.
With so much to see, review the Visitors Guide and Map to plan your day.
In addition to 82 working artist studios, you will also find:
- Target Gallery (National and international exhibition space)
- The Art League Gallery
- Enamelists Gallery
- Multiple Exposures Gallery (Photography)
- Potomac Fiber Arts Gallery
- Scope Gallery (Ceramics)