The Torpedo Factory Art Center in Alexandria, VA is a great reimagined space. A former munitions factory, it is now a colleciton of studios and galleries and classrooms.
I saw some remarkable works, among them this handbuilt series of small vessels with an insect in various stages of its life cycle in each section:
There were lots of painting studios – I was most taken by the large abstracts by one of the summer artists-in-residence:
Each gallery had unique displays as well as eclectic selections of artworks in all media:
Each artist has a gallery/studio space – the building has three floors with many studios, but it never seems crowded. It must be inspiring to work in such an airy light-filled place by the water: