I'm always trying to scout out cool, quirky artistic places around town here at PaperCanvasEtc, and the Torpedo Art Factory definitely fits the bill! When art & architecture come together, it literally makes my heart swoon. What was formally a torpedo factory, has turned into a thriving center for the arts in Alexandria, Virginia. Not only are the offerings of art by local artists diverse, but they are unique and dynamic. Housing studios and galleries alike, the Torpedo Factory Art Center provides art classes, camps and art exhibits from a variety of different artists working in various media. There is a small gift shop offering some very cool art related merchandise and toys for purchase, or you can purchase original artwork straight from the artists themselves. The industrial styling of the factory has been preserved in the studio and gallery space by incorporating the exposed beams, steel posts and stairways, industrial clocks, original scales and pops of dynamic red color. The Torpedo Art Gallery is a unique architectural gem that is really an inspiring place to visit. Follow the link for more information about the gallery here. Its so fun to explore what's unique about the art scene in the places we live. Follow PaperCanvasEtc on Facebook to see all of our discoveries and as always Happy Designing!