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 Forward Virginia guidelines or all business sectors.

  • Public hours are limited to 10 am – 6 pm, Wednesday – Sunday; closed on Monday and Tuesday.
  • Masks covering the nose and mouth are required for all unvaccinated visitors (including children under 12) and unaccompanied minors, regardless of vaccination status. 
  • Entrances and exits are limited to the sliding doors on Union Street and the Waterfront.

Artists may have notices posted regarding mask for all visitors to their studios. Please respect these requests. 

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.

Do not enter if you answer “yes” to any of the following questions:

  • In the past 48 hours have you had new* or worsening**
    • Fever (100.0°F or higher), or sense of having a fever or chills
    • Cough
    • Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing
    • Fatigue
    • Muscle or body aches
    • Headache
    • Loss of taste or smell
    • Sore throat
    • Congestion or runny nose
    • Nausea or vomiting
    • Diarrhea
  • Within the past 14 days, have you been in close physical contact (within 6 feet for greater than or equal to 15 cumulative minutes within a 24-hour period) with a person who is known to have laboratory-confirmed COVID-19 or with anyone who has any symptoms consistent with COVID-19?
  • Are you isolating or quarantining because you may have been exposed to a person with COVID-19 or are worried that you may be sick with COVID-19?
  • Are you currently waiting on the results of a COVID-19 test?

* never had before; not attributable to another health condition
** worsening of an existing, known condition

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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.

Stay updated by following the Torpedo Factory Art Center on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, and Pinterest via @torpedofactory.