overview-buildingThe Torpedo Factory Art Center is the highlight of Alexandria’s Potomac River waterfront, 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 Café by Bread & Chocolate. Then stroll along the waterfront, shop and sightsee on nearby historic streets, have a picnic on the dock behind the art center, or dine in the area’s many fine restaurants.

The Torpedo Factory Art Center houses more than 165 visual artists who produce 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 and observe their creative processes. You are encouraged to ask questions, learn about their art forms, and purchase original work.

In addition to 82 working artist studios, you will also find:

6 Galleries


2 workshops:

And more…

  • The Art League School
  • Discover Graphics Atelier, Inc.
  • The Alexandria Archaeology Museum
  • Visitor Information & Gift Shop
  • Cafe by Bread & Chocolate