Torpedo Factory Art Center
Shop local artists while supporting small businesses. Each artist is an independent business. Enjoy live music and a holiday gift-wrapping station by SafeSpace NoVA, a local organization dedicated to LGBTQ+ youth. Find discounts, seasonal buys, and perfect gifts in the nation’s largest collection of working-artists’ open studios under one roof!
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.