Torpedo Factory Art Center

Address: 105 North Union Street
Alexandria, VA 22314
Phone: 703-838-4565


The Torpedo Factory Art Center's mission is to enhance public art appreciation and education by providing the opportunity to visit working art studios and artist cooperatives, and to take classes.

The goals of the Torpedo Factory Art Center Board are:
- To carry out the Alexandria City Council's desire for the Torpedo Factory Art Center (TFAC) to continue its integral role in the economic, cultural and educational framework of the City
- To support the TFAC as an internationally recognized art center important to the cultural, educational and economic vitality of the City of Alexandria
- To support the TFAC as an important part of the arts community that attracts thousands of visitors to the City
- To continue the notice and acclaim the TFAC has brought to the City, first as an inventive re-use of a building and later as a proud reflection of a community's commitment to its quality of life
- To support the commitment, dedication and hard work of the many artists who have contributed their time, talent and artistic energy to the development of the facility as a premier art center
- To support the TFAC's goal to provide residents and visitors with the opportunity to engage renowned artists, learn of the process for creating fine art, and experience the intersection of art and community
- To support the TFAC as both a gateway for visitors and a threshold for residents
- To continue the TFAC's critical role in supporting the City of Alexandria's economic well being, drawing visitors and residents to our streets and our retail and commercial establishments
- To manage the operations of the TFAC to insure its ongoing success
- To provide the TFAC with a broad range of expertise and community based citizen support

Recent News

  • Alexandria Film Festival Kickoff and Fundraiser

    This multi-media Alexandria Film Festival kickoff event will transform the Torpedo Factory Art Center into a virtual kaleidoscope of moving images. Up to a dozen "silent" films will show simultaneously throughout building with live mus...

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  • FeltUnited – International Day of Felt

    Presented by the Felting Study Group of the Potomac Fiber Arts Guild and The Art League School Main Hall of the Torpedo Factory Art Center Local fiber artists utilizing wet felting techniques will display a jointly made work in honor of the first annual Fe...

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