Tickets are on sale NOW for the 7th Annual Blues Bash!

Our 7th Annual Blues Bash in on Sunday, December 30th!

Dance the night away with America’s oldest touring blues band the Nighthawks and Miss Melanie & the Valley Rats from State College.  Along with local legends Stacia Abernatha & Gabe Stillman, plus an Eric Clapton Tribute with Sean Farley and David Lynn.  Bulllfrog Brewery will be serving a selection of beers and ciders while Real Taste Food Truck will be on hand for some delicious Mexican street food.

Tickets are $25 in advance, $30 at the door and are available for purchase at Franco’s Lounge, Way Cool Beans in the Pajama Factory, K&S Music, and Robert M. Sides.  $40 VIP reserved seating and VIP Table reservations are available online.  

Celebrate New Year’s Eve EVE the right way with us the Pajama Factory!

To learn more about this event and the bands that will be performing, visit www.pajamafactory.net/BluesBash.

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Solstice Ceremony, Living In Unity – Dec. 21st at 6:30pm

Living In Unity Solstice Ceremony

The time is NOW!, to proclaim unity as our way of life. Join us, as we celebrate our choice to live in unity at this auspicious time of the winter’s Solstice, through ceremony and dance.

We can choose to consciously release our barriers we still hold in separation of any man, woman or child and we can choose to love, honor and respect all of life. We cannot experience unity until we decide to live it, in our daily lives. This event crosses all barriers of culture, sex and religion. Please extend this invitation far and wide.

We will have an altar prepared for everyone to bring something to add to it, in reverence to you, humanity, your higher self and source. You will take your item home with, energized by our celebration. We will have a ceremony held in a circle where we all participate.The ceremony will be facilitated by Angela Miele. We will break with some time for conversation and refreshments. There will be non-alcoholic drinks available and we ask if you feel inclined to, bring a snack to share. We will have an ecstatic dance led by Annelise Latini of Clear Sphere Yoga. She will lead you into the free flowing movements of your own heart, it is a true expression of your joy and gratitude. This will be followed by a free form dance party. 

$15 tickets, pre-registration recommended

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Thank you for attending our 9th Annual Holiday Market

A huge thank you to all who attended our 9th Annual Holiday Market!  By all accounts, it was a lovely day – full of music, food, flavorful beverages, carolers, and of course – shopping!  And our sincere gratitude to all of our vendors, tenants, staff, and volunteers – without you, this event would not be possible.  We wish you all a safe and merry holiday season!

Until next year…

 

 

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Grand Opening for Courage & Companionship Grooming & Pet Services!

We wanted to take a moment to share the Grand Opening for one our newest tenants, Courage & Companionship Grooming & Pet Services, stop by tomorrow, Sat 12/1, between 9am-5pm to visit the shop, meet the staff, & bring your dog for a free nail trim with a donation of a bath towel!

If you’re wanting to schedule your dog for their spa day before Christmas, call/message them today to schedule an appointment!  Doors are open 9am-5pm, but evening appointments can be requested, as well as early drop offs!

Located on the Memorial Avenue side of the Pajama Factory with a big teal door!

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The 9th Annual Holiday Market is back and better than ever.

The 9th Annual Holiday Market is back and better than ever. This holiday tradition is more than just a way to get your holiday shopping done – it’s an experience!

Williamsport, PA, November 27th, 2018 – The 9th Annual Holiday Market is back and better than ever before. With open artist studios, chances to win factory-made prizes, live music, special art exhibitions and demos, you’ll be able to check everyone off your Christmas list and have a wonderful time doing it.

NEW this year! We have 3 different, large market venues for patrons to shop from: our Community Room located on the ground-level next to the Cemetery Street parking lot, the Billtown Bazaar venue, located on the ground-level at the Rose Street entrance, and Clearstory located on the 2nd floor of building 6 through our Courtyard entrance. These venues will host over 70 local artisans, craftsmen, and small businesses! Food trucks will be onsite, and Bullfrog Brewery will be serving a selection of their finest brews in the Community Room, while Bastress Mountain Winery & Mountain Top Distillery will be providing $5 wine, sangria, and samples in the Clearstory.

For a second year, we will be partnering with the local Salvation Army. They will be ringing the bell at each of our main entrances, and will not only provide for a good cause, but will also serve as a lovely, welcoming sound to direct guests into the Factory. Joining us for the first time will be the Williamsport Civic Chorus who will be caroling around the 3 main venues while flutist, Jennifer Johnson, will be playing selections from her brand new album, A Christmas Allelujah, https://www.breathofpraise.com.

“We are also bringing back our popular studio passport (and homage to Duboistown), Candy Cane Lane,” said Event Coordinator, Danielle Velkoff. Guests can pick up a pass from any participating studio or market venue and will need to collect enough stamps from each of the different, open studios for a chance to win factory-made donations and prizes valued at over $100. “This is a great way to meet the tenants and see what it is we do here. Keep the gifts for yourself or give them away as gifts to others! You’ll learn how to navigate the building and have fun doing it. Don’t forget to stop at our 3rd floor to check out our new studio construction and visit Santa’s village.

The 9th Annual Holiday Market is located at 1307 Park Avenue, Williamsport, PA 17701, and will take place 2nd Saturday, December 8th from 11am-4pm. Free admission and family friendly. For more information and to see our list of 70+ vendors, please visit www.pajamafactory.net/HolidayMarket or email events@pajamafactory.net.

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About the Pajama Factory: The Pajama Factory is a community of artists, entrepreneurs, and local businesses who come together to build off of each other’s strengths and dreams in order to create something bigger than themselves. The Pajama Factory is a proud member of the Williamsport Lycoming Chamber of Commerce and Williamsport Business Association and is located at 1307 Park Avenue, Williamsport, PA 17701.

Contact: Danielle Velkoff, Event Coordinator (570) 980-1452, events@pajamafactory.net

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9th Annual Holiday Market is back and offering more than ever before!

Our 9th annual Holiday Market is happening Saturday, December 8 from 11am-4pm! Shop local this season with 70+ vendors throughout our 3 market venues, PLUS open studios, live music, food, chances to win factory-made prizes, artist exhibitions, and more!  Follow us @PajamaFactory to learn all that we will have happening this year!

For a list of all of our 2018 Holiday Market Vendors, visit the link below:

www.pajamafactory.net/holidaymarket

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One Stop Holiday Shop on the 4th floor

Ladies!  Mark your calendars for one of the best, pre-holiday shopping events in our area!

Sunday, November 18th, 9 amazing local vendors will gather together on the Fourth Floor of the Pajama Factory, Building 7 for your shopping pleasure (entrance by Trebecca)!  The event will take place between Rikki Feerrar’s (Studio 7-406) and the Arrow and Thread (Studio 7-413) with additional vendors linaing the hallways.

Appetizers, beverages, shopping and girl time provided!  All who attend will have the chance to win door prizes from each vendor!

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Happy Halloween! Congratulations to the WINNER of this year’s OCTOPAS!

Happy Halloween! Our funky, fall festival, Octofest, was a blast this year! We want to thank Bullfrog Brewery for joining us. We can’t wait to have them back for our Holiday Market on December 8!

Congratulations to our OCTOPAS prize winner, Sherry Hoovel! No tricks here—she took home some amazing factory-made treats from our tenants! This prize pack wouldn’t have been possible without generous donations from: Will Goddard, Steve Bower Studio, Rita Bower, Way Cool Beans, Paper+, Mark and Suzanne Winkelman, Our Generations’ Quilt Shop, Factory Works Photo Lab, Divine Qi, Jordan DeArment, and WholeHeARTed Health!

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9th Annual Holiday Market Vendor Registration – Only 3 DAYS left!

Only 3 days left to register for our 9th Annual Holiday Market and just a handful of vendor spots remain!

  • September 30th, 2018 – Vendor registration Closes
  • October 15th, 2018 – Vendors notified of acceptance into the Holiday Market
  • November 15th, 2018 – Vendor payment due
  • Saturday, December 8th, 2018 – 9th Annual Holiday Market
    • 3 different market locations to choose from:
      1. Clearstory (Building 6, 2nd Floor, Park Avenue Entrance)  **recently renovated, plus elevator access**
      2. Billtown Brainery (Building 5, Ground Level, Rose Street Entrance)
      3. Community Room (Building 9, Ground Level, Cemetery Street Entrance)

Please complete the vendor application below:

2018 Holiday Market Vendor Application

Please upload 3-5 photos of your Vendor Booth and/or the products you plan to sell.  Past vendors who have already submitted photos of their work do not need to resubmit photos. Please upload your files at our Dropbox link below:

2018 Holiday Market Vendor Photo Submissions

Should you have any questions, please call Danielle at (570) 980-1452 or email events@pajamafactory.net

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A View from the Easel

A really nice feature of John McKaig‘s studio space can be found in Hyperallergic, a Brooklyn-based arts online magazine.  John is a prolific artist and long time tenant of the Pajama Factory.

A View From the Easel

A full-time lecturer of drawing at Bloomsburg University, and of drawing and art history at the Pennsylvania College of Technology in Williamsport, PA, John received a BFA in printmaking from Miami University in Ohio and a MFA in printmaking from Syracuse University.  He has taught printmaking, painting, figure drawing and anatomy at Syracuse University, drawing and illustration at Cazenovia College, Cazenovia, NY, and all levels of painting, printmaking, general and figure drawing, and analog photography at the Interlochen Arts Academy, Interlochen, MI. John McKaig has exhibited work throughout the United States and internationally, in group and juried exhibitions as well as in several solo exhibitions. To see his work, visit johnmurraymckaig.com 

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