Torpedo Factory Art Center

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During the Sidewalk Sale, many artists will offer discounts on one of a kind works of art. Explore all three floors. Visit before August 12 to learn of specific deals.

Sidewalk Sale Hours: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Founded in 1974 in an old munitions plant, the Torpedo Factory Art Center is home to the nation’s largest collection of working-artists’ open studios under one roof. An Alexandria landmark for nearly 50 years, it’s the highlight of the Potomac Riverfront, attracting approximately 500,000 visitors annually. Find artists actively creating work in a wide variety of media–including painting, ceramics, photography, jewelry, stained glass, fiber, printmaking, and sculpture–in 72 artists’ studios. Observe the creative process and ask questions. Purchase original work for your own collection.