Torpedo Factory Art Center

Located in what used to be a munitions plant, Torpedo Factory Art Center houses a collection of working artist studios. Groups will enjoy a day exploring the center’s 82 artists studios, seven galleries, and two workshops. Types of art include ceramics, paintings, photographs, jewelry, sculptures, stained glass, printmaking, and more. Artists invite groups into their studios to learn more about their artwork. Groups will especially love the Enamelists Gallery, where they will see works of art created by firing glass onto metal and the Target Gallery, which features art from around the world.
 
Contact Info 
Address: 105 N. Union St., Alexandria, VA 22314. City of Alexandria. Tel: 703-838-4565 ext. 304. Email: lesliem@torpedofactory.org. Website: www.torpedofactory.org. Hrs: Daily, 10AM-6PM.
 
Trip Info 
Grade Level: All grades. Activity Type: Day Trips, Self-Guided Tours. Recomm. Length of Visit: Varies. Cost: Free. 
 
SUPPORTS CLASSROOM LEARNING IN: Visual Arts.
SUPPORTS SCOUT BADGES IN: Visual Arts. 

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