FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Hurricane-Related Schedule Changes at the Torpedo Factory Art Center
September 12, 2018 – Alexandria, Va. – The Torpedo Factory Art Center will be adjusting its hours and programming this week in anticipation of the incoming Hurricane Florence. Information listed here is subject to change pending other weather-related developments.
o Wednesday, September 12: Staged Reading of 19: The Musical
Through the 4th Wall’s staged reading of its newest production has been canceled for tonight. No rescheduled performance is currently planned. Future dates are Tuesday, October 16, and Wednesday, November 28.
For further information, including refunds on tickets, contact Through the 4th Wall at 202-251-5545 firstname.lastname@example.org.
o Friday, September 14: The Late Shift: Culture ALX
The building will close at 6 pm, not 10 pm as advertised.
Many activities will shift to the following weekend, September 22 & 23. Other programs, including the opening reception for Juxtaposed in Target Gallery, will move to the October Late Shift: Folklore on Friday, October 12.
o Thursday, September 13: The Art League Gallery September Opening Reception
NOW: Thursday, September 20
The building will close on September 13 at 6 pm, a change from 9 pm.
For further information, contact The Art League at 703-683-1780 or email@example.com.
o Saturday and Sunday, September 15 and 16: Beer and Wine Torpedo Garden
NOW: September 22 and 23
The 16th Annual King Street Art Festival is being postponed to the following weekend, September 22 and 23. Likewise, the Beer and Wine Torpedo Garden is changing dates to match. Time remains the same, 11 am – 4 pm.
Many activities from The Late Shift: Culture ALX will be moved to this weekend.
Shop & Stroll to the Art Center will proceed as originally planned.
o This week’s classes, programs, and events organized by The Art League will be canceled, postponed, or moved off-site to their Madison Annex. For further information, contact The Art League at 703-683-5786 firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Torpedo Factory Art Center is in an area of Old Town Alexandria that is prone to flooding, yet the building generally sits high enough above the flood plain and is rarely subject to internal flood damage. Due to predictions of heavy rain from Hurricane Florence, we expect greater than normal flooding around the Art Center and are taking these extra precautions to keep our staff, artists, and visitors safe. The building’s flood gates may be implemented, should the need arise.
The Art Center generally follows City of Alexandria weather-closure policy; however, the building may close independently from other City buildings due to public-safety concerns. Information about closures will be posted to the website, torpedofactory.org, and also the Art Center’s social media channels on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter (@torpedofactory).
About the Torpedo Factory Art Center
Founded in 1974 in an old munitions plant, the Torpedo Factory Art Center is home to the nation’s largest number of publicly accessible working artist studios under one roof. In an effort to sustain the arts in Alexandria, the Torpedo Factory is temporarily part of the City of Alexandria’s Office of the Arts, a division of the Department of Recreation, Parks, and Cultural Activities. Just south of Washington, D.C., the Torpedo Factory Art Center overlooks the Potomac River in the Old Town section of Alexandria, Va. Each year, more than a half million national and international visitors meet and interact with more than 160 resident artists in 82 studios and seven galleries. The Torpedo Factory Art Center is also home to The Art LeagueGallery and School, the Alexandria Archaeology Museum, and the Alexandria EatsPlace Café and Market. For more information, visit torpedofactory.org or follow the Torpedo Factory on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram and Pinterest via @torpedofactory.