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
As part of Alexandria’s Small Business Saturday festivities, Safe Space NOVA and NOVA Pride present a free gift wrapping station in the Torpedo Factory Art Center’s Main Hall from 12 pm to 8 pm. Volunteers from Safe Space NOVA and NOVA Pride will be available to wrap all of your holiday gifts at no charge while you “Shop Small” in artist studios.
Donations will go to help support LGBT youth causes.
The gift wrapping station is a partnership of Safe Space NOVA, NOVA Pride, Visit Alexandria and the Torpedo Factory Art Center.
Schedule of Events:
12 pm – 4 pm: Safe Space NOVA Gift Wrapping
12 pm – 8 pm: The Board Bus
4 pm – 8 pm: NOVA Pride Gift Wrapping
4 pm – 8 pm: Together We Bake
About the Participants
Together We Bake
Together We Bake is a comprehensive workforce training and personal development program for women in need of a second chance. We help women gain self-confidence, transferable workforce skills, and invaluable hands-on experience, which will allow them to find employment and move toward self-sufficiency.
The Board Bus
The world’s only, fully-stocked, walk-in, mobile skateshop – featuring skateboarding equipment and apparel from local and national brands.
A young, grassroots, 100% volunteer-run organization, NOVA Pride provides a unified voice for, and a local base to, LGBTQ+ Northern Virginians – enhancing our visibility and relevance in the DMV region. NOVA Pride brings a sense of community to families, youth, and people of all scenes and sexualities through its year-round activity, including an annual festival every fall.
Safe Space NOVA
Safe Space NOVA is dedicated to providing a safe, accepting, and supportive environment to combat social stigmas, bullying, and other challenges faced by LGBT+ youth.