Visitors wearing masks in ceramics studio

Photo by Laura Hatcher


The Alexandria Health Department recommends that all community members change their daily behavior to reduce risk from COVID-19, particularly to protect our most vulnerable populations.

Torpedo Factory Art Center is following guidelines from Virginia’s Safer at Home Guidelines for Phase III for all business sectors.

  • Public hours are limited to 10 am – 6 pm, Wednesday – Sunday; closed on Monday and Tuesday.
  • Masks are required for admittance and for the duration of the visit.
  • There is no occupancy limit, but physical distancing of six feet is required. Target Gallery continues to have an occupancy limit of 5 visitors at a time.
  • Elevator capacity is limited to the spaces marked on the floor.
  • Entrances and exits are limited to the sliding doors on Union Street and the Waterfront.

All in-person scheduled programs and private rentals at the Art Center have canceled during this time. Artists will still have working access to their studios and staff will continue to ensure the health and safety of our artists and the building.

This is a fluid and ever-evolving situation and we are grateful to you for bearing with us. We will continue to post updates online as they happen.

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Photo by Joe Gidjunis/JPG Photography


Founded in 1974 in an old munitions plant, the Torpedo Factory Art Center is home to the largest number of publicly accessible working artist studios in the U.S. With three floors of working artists’ studios to explore, the Torpedo Factory Art Center seeks to foster connections between artists and the public that ignite the creative spirit.

The Torpedo Factory Art Center is also home to the Alexandria Archaeology Museum, located on the 3rd floor, and the The Art League Gallery and School on the 1st and 2nd.

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