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Americans for the Arts: Arts & Economic Prosperity

October 21, 2017 @ 11:30 am - 12:00 pm

In celebration of National Arts and Humanities Month, learn the findings of the Arts & Economic Prosperity report and celebrate the arts impact on Alexandria.

Arts and culture not only enhance the quality of life for residents and visitors in a community – the creative economy is a vital element in building and sustaining unique and diverse communities. As part of a project of the Americans for the Arts, the City of Alexandria Office of the Arts worked with leaders in the industry to track and measure the vitality and impact of the arts in our community.

After the announcement, join us for the 22nd Annual Art Safari throughout the Torpedo Factory for an afternoon of hands-on activities for kids and families.

Remarks by Jay H. Dick, senior director of state and local government affairs at Americans for the Arts.

Photo by Marliese Brandsma on Unsplash



October 21, 2017
11:30 am - 12:00 pm
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Torpedo Factory Art Center
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Alexandria, VA 22314
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*The Torpedo Factory sometimes closes at 5 pm for private events. Check Today’s Hours to see if this could affect your visit. *Artists maintain their own studio hours. It's best to confirm availability before your visit. *The Torpedo Factory is closed for New Year's Day, Easter, Independence Day, Thanksgiving, and Christmas. Target Gallery has limited availability during City holidays.

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Torpedo Factory Art Center is part of the City of Alexandria Office of the Arts, a division of the Department of Recreation, Parks and Cultural Activities.