About Handcrafted Alexandria

Alexandria: A Center for Handcrafts

Few cities can rival Alexandria's reputation as a center for handcrafted good and services found in shops and galleries located throughout the Old Town and Del Ray neighborhoods of Alexandria, Virginia.  Buy one-of-a-kind, handmade items or explore your creative side with expert instruction at classes offered in shops and studios year round. Then find every kind of art supply you'll need to create your own projects!

The anchor of Handcrafted Alexandria is the world renowned Torpedo Factory Art Center, located on the Potomac River Waterfront.  Established in 1974, the Torpedo Factory draw visitors from around the world to buy original artwork from its cadre of artists working in studeios carved out of an actual World War II torpedo factory.

Alexandria, Virginia is a short hop from Washington, DC, and National Harbor, Maryland, and is accessible by Metro or water taxi. Our free trolley provides access to shops and historic attractions throughout Old Town Alexandria. Stroll through centuries-old neighborhoods. Experience culinary excellence at our many fine restaurants. Sit on the waterfront and watch the boats or listen to our entertaining street musicians.

For general directions and  Google map, please visit our contact page.

Handcrafted Alexandria Locations


 1 B&B Art Gallery 215 King Street    
2 fibre space 1219 King Street  
 3 Elinor Coleman's Vintage Mirage  117 South Columbus Street   
 4 Gallery Lafayette  Moved to 130 S. Royal Street  
 5 GoldWorksUSA  1400 King Street  
 6 Gossypia  325 Cameron Street  
 7 Imagine Artwear  1124 King Street  
 8 Indus Imports  1010 King Street  
10 Potomac Bead Company  1104 King Street  
11 Ten Thousand Villages  915 King Street  
12 The Art League  105 N. Union Street  
13 Torpedo Factory Art Center  105 N. Union Street  
14 Patricia Palermino Studio   Market Square + online  
  Zen Castle online and in select stores