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Extended Hours for Small Business Saturday

November 25 @ 10:00 am - 8:00 pm

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.

Enjoy live music, surprises, artist meet-and-greets, and highlights from other small businesses including The Board Bus, Together We Bake, and more.

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.



NOVA Pride

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.


November 25
10:00 am - 8:00 pm
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Torpedo Factory Art Center
105 N. Union St.
Alexandria, VA 22314
Telephone: Please use the staff directory
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Building Hours

Daily*10am - 6pm
Thursdays10am - 9pm
*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.