Torpedo Factory

The Torpedo Factory is an Alexandria, Virginia landmark located adjacent to the Potomac River in the historic Old Town district. Originally a top-secret munitions plant known as the U.S. Naval Torpedo Station, constructed in 1918, it was converted into an art center in 1974 and is a thriving center full of working artist studios and galleries. Painters, potters, sculptors, jewelers, printmakers (+ more) have carved out unique spaces to work in and share their craft with visitors daily. 

I'm honored to have been juried into the Torpedo Factory Artist Association this year. Working as an artist in this building has been a dream of mine since I was a kid visiting with my family. (I'll share more about this later!) Now as a member, I am eligible to work in and sell my jewelry in the building, with the goal of finding a permanent studio space. This month (August) I've been invited to set up and work in studio 18. I've included some photos of the Factory below. See my August pop-up display here.

Inside the Torpedo Factory Art Center (source)

Inside the Torpedo Factory Art Center (source)

Torpedo Factory Art Center in Alexandria, VA (source)

Torpedo Factory Art Center in Alexandria, VA (source)

Workers at the Naval Torpedo Station (source)

Workers at the Naval Torpedo Station (source)