The City’s management of the Art Center has stabilized the organization and created a sound foundation upon which to plan and move forward and shown the hunger for a 21st century art experience at the Waterfront. Based on the recommendations of prior studies and the current Art Center management, this Action Plan is designed to achieve priority results and outcomes to establish a foundation for a renewed Torpedo Factory Art Center. The goal is to improve the efficiency of operations and sustainability of Art Center while also broadening and deepening its connections to the community and re-configuring the first-floor spaces to create a more dynamic public experience of the Art Center.


Three interconnected Core Strategic Directions (CSDs) are included to guide the Art Center’s action steps. The CSDs and the actions and outcomes are derived from the Study of Studies and the related recommendations as well as with conversations with community organizations including, but not limited to, Visit Alexandria and Alexandria Economic Development Partnership.