Artists, creators, and artisans in Alexandria, Virginia have the chance to show off their creative skills to the public. A group of citizens are actively protesting against the proposed changes to the historic Torpedo Factory building in Old Town Alexandria. Some vendors offer online ordering with pickup at markets, so be sure to check with individual providers for more information. Virginia Tech and the City of Alexandria have recently formed a partnership that will bring a series of exhibitions, performances, and events to the area starting this fall.
According to the Americans for the Arts regional report, arts and culture can significantly enhance the quality of life for both locals and visitors to Alexandria. It is an essential element in constructing and sustaining unique and diverse communities. Since the beginning of the efforts to create the Innovation Campus, the City of Alexandria has been working closely with Virginia Tech.