Torpedo Factory launches vibrancy initiative
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Torpedo Factory launches vibrancy initiative

The Torpedo Factory at 105 N. Union St. is celebrating 100 years as a building and 45 years as an art facility in 2019. (Photo Credit: Missy Schrott) By Missy Schrott | [email protected] Two months after the city assumed permanent control of the Torpedo Factory Art Center, artists and administrators are settling into the new management structure and preparing to launch a vibrancy and sustainability plan for the space. When City Manager Mark Jinks proposed in November that the city permanently operate the art space – which had been under temporary city control since 2016 – some of the facility’s artists spoke out in opposition. Many said they were surprised and disappointed with the expedited timeline of the proposal, which went to city council less than two weeks after the artists were notified. Despite their concerns, city council unanimously approved the proposal later that month. The transition to permanent management has not brought about any major changes in the ensuing two months, but the facility’s leaders are designing a vibrancy and sustainability plan for the center. The goal of the plan is to establish a broad stroke vision for the Torpedo Factory moving forward so that it remains a […]

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