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Small Business Saturday

November 30, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 8:00 pm

After Black Friday and before Cyber Monday, there’s Small Business Saturday. All artists in the Art Center are also small, independent business owners and they help shape the distinctive and creative personality of Old Town Alexandria.

Give creatively this year and give art. Torpedo Factory Art Center is the region’s best place to find unique gifts, from handmade jewelry and ceramics to paintings and custom ornaments. Shop small and buy local from nearly 200 artists on all three floors. Hours are extended until 8 pm.


Free Gift-Wrapping Station with Safe Space NOVA
After purchasing holiday gifts from artists studios and galleries, visitors are encouraged to have their items gift-wrapped for free by volunteers from Safe Space NOVA, an organization dedicated to providing a safe, accepting, and supportive environment to combat social stigmas, bullying, and other challenges faced by LGBT+ youth. 12 – 4pm.


Live Music with Stan Hamrick
Enjoy holiday music selections in the Grand Hall from 4 – 7 pm to liven up your Art Center adventures.


An Evening with the Artists
Several of the artists of the Art Center will host a special evening celebrating Small Business Saturday between 10 am and 8 pm. There will be specials and surprises for all. Check out each of the following independent studios for a variety of offerings on this day only.
  • Studio 201Estelle Vernon – Jewelry – Drawing for a $100 gift certificate for her work
  • Studio 204Marcos Teixeira – Jewelry
  • Studio 206Susan Sanders – Fiber, Jewelry – Donating 10% of sales to Capital Area Food Bank
  • Studio 209 Meg Talley – Jewelry – Specials on handcrafted jewelry
  • Studio 212Tony Man – Jewelry
  • Studio 214Gerda Atzl – Engraving, Glass
  • Studio 223 – Natalie Abrams – Jewelry, Mixed Media
  • Studio 224Rosemary Feit Covey – Mixed Media, Painting, Printmaking – Drawing for select small prints
  • Studio 225 – Gale Wallar, Marietje Chamberlain, Yoshiko Ratliff – Ceramics, Painting
  • Studio 328Sermin Ciddi – Painting
  • Studio 329Nancy Ramsey – Painting – Specials of 10-40% on select artworks


November 30, 2019
10:00 am - 8:00 pm
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Torpedo Factory Art Center
105 N. Union St.
Alexandria, VA 22314
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Modified Hours for COVID-19

Wednesday - Sunday10 am - 6 pm

Entrance and exit are via sliding doors on the Waterfront and Union Street only. No capacity limit, but masks are required for admittance and social distancing should be observed for the duration of the visit. Check Today’s Hours for expanded information.

Artists maintain their own studio hours. It's best to confirm availability before your visit.

Torpedo Factory Art Center is closed for New Year's Day, Easter, Independence Day, Thanksgiving, and Christmas.

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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.