Change at the Torpedo Factory Art Center?

Since 1974, the Torpedo Factory Art Center has been more than a landmark in Alexandria. It has uniquely demonstrated the city’s devotion to and support of artists and the benefits they bring to the local economy.

Now, the City Council is considering a range of options to raise more revenue and increase vibrancy from the operations of the former U.S. Navy munitions factory. Options include reconfiguring the space and adding new commercial features, relocating or reducing some of the artist studio space and turning the building over to a public private partnership.

Agenda Alexandria will explore the issues surroundings options for changing the Torpedo Factory Art Center at its January 24, 2022 virtual meeting starting at 7:00pm.


  • Diane Ruggerio, deputy director for Alexandria Recreation, Parks and Cultural Affairs at the Office of the Arts
  • Stephanie Landrum, president and CEO of the Alexandria Economic Development Partnership (AEDP)
  • Lisa Schumaier, a ceramics artist at the Torpedo Factory since 2004
  • Marian Van Landingham, founder and first director of the the Torpedo Factory Art Center

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(If you are a paying dues member, you do not need to register again and will receive the link to submit questions on the day of the event)


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