OPEN STUDIOS, February’s First Friday

Join us for a night of OPEN STUDIOS, from 6 to 9pm on February First Friday which happens to be Feb 2nd. Explore our open studios, art exhibitions, workshops, product launches and while you’re here find a piece of your heart in ours by playing our matchmaker puzzle game. Simply match a puzzle piece from our welcome table to one of the different open studios for a chance to win a prize.

There is so much to see and do at the Factory!  To learn which studios will be open and about all the different happenings, visit http://www.pajamafactory.net/FebFirstFriday

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Join us for the 6th Annual Blues Bash to benefit Factory Works!

Great Article in the Sun Gazette about our upcoming BLUES BASH, tomorrow Sat 12/30 at 6pm (doors open at 5pm)!

Don’t miss out on our New Year’s eve EVE celebration for a CAUSE!  A silent auction and a portion of the proceeds goes directly to Factory Works, a non profit housed at the Pajama Factory who’s mission is to “ignite a spirit of creativity that will enrich the Williamsport community by providing resources for artists and innovative thinkers.

There’s still time to purchase tickets in advance at the link below – get tickets now before the price goes up at the door!

Tickets available to purchase online here: https://www.artful.ly/store/events/13969

Be sure to check it out the Sun Gazette article below

The end of 2017 is days away and if you’re still looking for the best way to ring in the New Year, the search is over. Just head over to the Pajama Factory for a night of great food and entertainment, a selection of local craft beer and the opportunity to support a good cause.  Just make sure you head over one night earlier. The Sixth Annual New Years Blues Bash at the Pajama Factory kicks off at 5 p.m. Saturday and promises to be the greatest New Year’s Eve Eve party around.

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Special Holiday FLASH Sale for VIP Blues Tickets

We are running a special, Holiday FLASH SALE for our 6th Annual Blues Bash taking place Saturday, 12/30 at 6pm (doors open at 5pm.  We are offering a limited amount of VIP, reserved table seating tickets for $30 per ticket (normally priced at $35 per ticket). Tickets are available online only on a first-come, first-serve basis.

Use special promo code: BLUESBASH17

Buy your tickets NOW at https://www.artful.ly/events/13936 while supplies last!

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Candy Cane Lane – Holiday Passport to the PJF Studios!

Due to the success of #OCTOPAS, we’re doing a version of it for the Holiday Market!

The Events Committee is introducing a studio pass into the Holiday Market.  It will be similar to this year’s #OCTOPAS, but with a holiday twist.  We will be paying homage to Duboistown’s Candy Cane Lane.

  • Guests will enter the Community Room where they will collect their pass and head to the 4th floor.
  • They will make their way along “Candy Cane Lane” which will feature Open Studios and vendors.
  • Guests will need to collect 8 stamps from 8 different, featured studios and they can enter for a chance to win 1 of 3 factory-made prize package valued at over $100!

Keep the gifts for yourself or give them away as gifts to others!

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Small Business Saturday

#Shopsmall at the Pajama Factory this holiday season, and find something truly original for each person on your shopping list!

Nov. 25th is Small Business Saturday!  Be sure to support your local businesses by shopping SMALL this Saturday… and why stop there?  We have over 60 vendors attending our 8th Annual Holiday Market taking place next weekend – Fri, Dec 1st from 6-10pm & Sat, Dec. 2nd from 11am-4pm.

To see which small businesses will be in attendance, be sure to visit www.pajamafactory.net/holidaymarket and plan ahead!

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Great article in the Sun Gazette about our upcoming Holiday Market

Our 8th Annual Holiday Market is almost here!  We hope you are getting as excited as we are to have you join us.

This holiday tradition is MORE than just a way to get your holiday shopping done! Experience open artist studios, live music, art exhibitions, and local vendors & food truck fare… shop local this season and add something truly original to your holidays this year.

See the write up about our event in the Sun Gazette’s Showcase section that was published today!

With the holiday season quickly approaching, the Pajama Factory will host a market to allow people to get started — or complete — their shopping list.

“Our goal is to keep local dollars local by encouraging folks to ‘shop small’ during the holiday season, said Danielle Velkoff, events manager and business development. “It is also an opportunity for us to showcase our tenants and the history of the Pajama Factory complex.”

The market will be held from 6 to 10 p.m. Dec. 1 and from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Dec. 2.

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Strong Moms Event … Restoring Strength and Health After Baby

UPMC Susquehanna is hosting a special Spirit of Women event just for you! Join us for an afternoon of fun, food, friendship, and knowledge. Learn about the numerous anatomic and physiologic changes the female body undergoes during pregnancy, delivery, and during the postpartum period. UPMC Susquehanna’s women’s health specialists Shari Berthold, DPT; Victoria Hurwitz, DPT, WCS; and Amy Vandermark, DPT, will teach you strategies to restore your body to strength and optimal health as well as understand how to prevent and treat issues including urinary incontinence, pelvic organ prolapse, and pelvic pain.

Enjoy a glass of wine and delicious hors d’oeuvres while you mingle and shop with some of our favorite Spirit Business Rewards Partners. Bring your yoga mat to participate in group core strengthening activities and wear comfortable clothes that allow movement.

Don’t miss this Spirit of Women event in the beautiful Clearstory focusing on proactive health education for your generation! Space is limited and registration is required. To sign up for a free Spirit of Women membership and register for this event please call 1-888-720-8461.

Registration opens November 2.

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OPEN HOUSE! Williamsport Community Woodshop

Would you like to try something new?  How about making great things out of wood…

Join us at the Williamsport Community Woodshop for an

OPEN HOUSE

Saturday, November 18th from 10am to 5pm

Stop in and enter for chance to win a free 3 Month Membership valued at $150.00!

At the Open House we will offer:

  • A free class on “How to be Successful in a Woodshop” (12-4pm)
  • Demonstrations on Basic Woodworking techniques, Woodturning, Tool sharpening and more.
  • Guided tours of our great facility
  • Have qualified staff on hand to answer all your questions.
  • Displays of Members projects (that you can learn how to make)

And, if you are interested in signing up for a 3 Month Membership during Open House, we will throw in one month absolutely free ($50 value).  Must be present to win.

The Williamsport Community Woodshop is a non-profit entity of the Factory Works program at the Pajama Factory.

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6th Annual Blues Bash… now featuring Bullfrog Brewery!

We are happy to announce the Annual Blues Bash is back!

Start your New Year’s festivities off right with one of Williamsport’s biggest celebrations in town!  This fundraising concert event benefits Factory Works  and will feature local talent Stacia Abernatha & Gabe Stillman, plus Mystery Trayne.  With Miss Melanie & the Valley Rats from State College, and America’s oldest touring blues band, The Nighthawks.

NEW THIS YEAR… Bullfrog Brewery will be onsite to offering selection of their best brews!

Tickets are ON SALE NOW!  $30 in Advance & $40 at the Door.  They can be purchased at Franco’s Lounge, Way Cool Beans here in the Factory or online at https://www.artful.ly/events/13936.

Reserved seating is available for EVENT SPONSORS… learn how you can become a sponsor at www.pajamafactory.net/bluesbashsponsors

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Rita & Steve Bower: Painted Journal II, Opening Reception

Factory Works Gallery invites you to Painted Journal II, an exhibition of work by Rita & Steve Bower which chronicles the creative journey they have traveled over the years.  Join us on Friday, 11/3 from 6-9pm on the 2nd floor of Building 9, Studio 10.

According to Steve, “It is almost painfully difficult to describe art and the art experience. Try to describe the wind, the sun on your face, or the look in a child’s eye and that is what it is like. For each person it is a distinctly different experience or sensation and we as artists try to create things which in the presence of others are transcendent enough to connect.”

Rita added that, “It is my dream to one day make art that will stir someone. Although more comfortable wearing the hat of the ‘art educator,’ when I make art I am often filled with a sense of accomplishment and honesty.”

We hope you will join us in exploring this painted journal that Rita and Steve Bower have and continue to create.  This exhibition will be available to public through November 24th.  Gallery hours are Wednesdays & Thursdays from 4-7pm.

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