Visitors view exhibit on the Torpedo factory's history Photo: Kathryn A. Brown, 1997
Torpedo Factory Art Center
past 26 years, The Torpedo Factory Art Center has provided a source
of cultural heritage in Alexandria, Virginia, for residents and
visitors alike. Now attracting over 800,000 visitors annually, the
Art Center serves as a model for successful art centers, and is
known nationally and internationally as a destination where
artists, collectors and the general public meet with working
artists to experience the creative processes leading to high
quality works in all media. The Torpedo Factory has risen from an
industrial facility built for manufacturing munitions in World War
I, to becoming a Living Museum of Fine Art in Process. The center
is comprised of 165 artists in 83 studios, six galleries, The Art
League with over 2,500 students, the Friends of the Torpedo Factory
and the City of Alexandria's Archeology Museum. The Torpedo Factory
truly represents art in action.
Documentation includes a 7-page report, the Art
League School catalog, 23 photos., a cookbook entitled
Artist's Palate, a visitor's guide and directory and
explanatory material in German and Italian.
Originally submitted by: James P. Moran, Representative (8th District).
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