Announcing our #OCTOPAS Winners!

We were thrilled by how many of our Octofest guests participated in the #OCTOPAS challenge!  The goal was to collect 8 stamps from 8 different, participating studios and you were entered for a chance to win Factory-made prizes.

Our 3 winners are… (drumroll please!)

  1. Katie DeHotman
  2. Kate Ferguson
  3. Theresa Clees

Every winner receives a package filled with multiple, Factory-made gifts & prizes that have a combined value of over $100 each!  A HUGE thank you to all of our tenants who contributed:

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Octofest: a funk fall festival… First time event showcases city’s creative community

We had a GREAT feature in the Showcase Section of the Williamsport Sun Gazette.  A huge thank you to Arts and Entertainment editor, Bethany Wiegand, for helping us get the word out there about our inaugural Funky, Fall Festival – Octofest!  Learn about what we have happening & when at www.pajamafactory.net/Octofest2017 –  We hope to see you there!

The Pajama Factory, 1307 Park Ave., is trying something new — and funky — this weekend with their inaugural event, Octofest. Taking place 6-10 p.m. Friday and 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. and 7-10 p.m. Saturday, the Pajama Factory will be a place for everyone, with music, crafts, food, art and more.

According to Danielle Velkoff, head of events and business development at the Pajama Factory, the name for the event came from a brainstorming session with Kyle Huggins, Factory tenant and owner of Kyle Huggins Design & Photography.  “We wanted to find a name that represented our arts festival happening in October, but that would also embody the quirky, offbeat side of our creative community,” Velkoff said. Huggins came up with the idea of calling the event “Octofest” and using an octopus as the graphics. “At first we laughed, but then we realized it was spot on. Each of its eight legs representing all the different aspects of what we have happening — not only at this event in particular — but our community as a whole. It was perfect, fun and funky, just like us,” she continued.

Read the entire article in the Williamsport Sun Gazette below:

http://www.sungazette.com/life/showcase/2017/10/octofest-a-funk-fall-festival/

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ArtSHOW’17 – Opening Reception – 10/6, 6-9pm

Join us for ArtSHOW’17, an invitational group exhibition featuring artists from the north central Pennsylvania region.  The work included is diverse in form and content and demonstrates the strength and range of work being created in our own backyard.

The Opening Reception will be on Friday, 10/6 from 6-9pm during OCTOFEST at Factory Works Gallery located on the 2nd floor, Studio 10.  Visit the gallery, and have your #OCTOPAS stamped –  get 8 different stamps, from 8 different, open studios & you’ll be entered to win Factory-made prizes!  This show will be on display from October 6th – October 26th, 2017.

Featuring work by the following artists:

  • Anna Kell
  • Jonathan Frey
  • Chad Andrews
  • Madelin Beattie
  • Jeremiah Johnson
  • Elusive Ayla
  • Todd Rice
  • Diane Hollis
  • Dan Berberich
  • Tommy Grieco
  • Brian James Spies
  • Cliff Stevens
  • Barbara Andreassen
  • Deb Stabley
  • Dave Stabley
  • Steve Bower
  • Rita Bower
  • Sanh Brian Tran
  • Craig S. Kaufman
  • Ann Marie Furdock
  • Shanna Carpenter

What to know what else we have happening at the Pajama Factory’s Funk, Fall Festival? Just visit www.pajamafactory.net/Octofest2017!

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Tigers + Theives, Headliners at OCTOFEST

Read Lancaster Online’s recent article about our headline performers, Tigers + Thieves, joining us at OCTOFEST, Sat 10/7 at 7pm in the Community Room.  You can check out to their music on YouTube at https://youtu.be/7G4cBkgAsx8

Lancaster Online: Tigers + Thieves, performing at Velocity, embrace its musical evolution

We also have local favorites BOOTH35Royal Benson, and Trip the Light joining the lineup.  This is sure to be a night not to be miss.

Doors open at 6:30pm.  This portion of the festival is a ticketed event.  General Admission $10.  Tickets available at the door and online at the link below: https://www.artful.ly/store/events/13248

There’s something for everyone at the Pajama Factory’s Funky, Fall Festival!  Learn what else we have happening at OCTOFEST at www.pajamafactory.net/Octofest2017!

 

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Happening Now! “Cancer Picked The Wrong Chick”

Megan West

“Cancer Picked The Wrong Chick” … words from Megan West, who is now in her second battle with Cancer! When Megan was just 20, she was diagnosed with Non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma… and ten years later her new fight is with Metastatic Breast Cancer. Diagnosed just 3 days before graduating as a Physician Assistant here at Penn College, Megan is a huge supporter of local artists and business, and is a loving caregiver, colleague, friend, and sister.

Please join us at Way Cool Beans, Saturday 9/30 from 12-5pm for a Family Friendly, Auction event to help raise funds to support our dear friend. Featuring an assortment of Artist’s work & businesses here at The Pajama Factory, live Music from 3 different local artists , Real Taste Food Truck, Tarot Readings by Miss Oliva, Childrens Face Painter, and more!

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Pumpkin Carving Contest at Octofest, Sat Oct. 7th from 11am-4pm

The Pajama Factory’s Garden Committee is hosting a PUMPKIN CARVING CONTEST on Sat, 10/7 during OCTOFEST!

Guests are invited to carve a pumpkin anytime between 11am-4pm.  Then, come back for the LIGHTING of the PUMPKINS at 6:30pm where we will announce the winners!  You do not need to present to win… but it would be fun if you were!

  • $5 entry fee
  • Offering both Junior and Adult Divisions
  • Best Overall Winner gets 50% of the proceeds!
  • Honorable Mentions will be given for the Scariest, Funniest, and Most Creative designs

Our pumpkins are brought to you from Kucharski Pumpkins, located just off the Liberty exit on Route 15, 39 Old Mill Rd.

To learn what else is happening at our FUNKY, Fall Festival, visit www.pajamafactory.net/Octofest2017!

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Bike Sale – Sat, 9/23 at 10am

Join Williamsport Bicycle Recycle on the corner of Park Avenue & Rose Street for a BIKE SALE on Saturday, Sept 23rd from 10am-12pm.

All bikes are marked between $20-80!  Many styles & sizes to choose from!

They will also be accepting donations of any usable bikes and parts you make want to get rid of

*Cash or check only (sorry, they cannot accept credit cards)

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8th Annual Holiday Market

Holiday Market 2016

Friday, December 1st & Saturday, December 2nd

SAVE THE DATE… Our annual Holiday Market is back, and this holiday tradition is more than just a way to get your holiday shopping done!  Experience open artist studios, live music, art exhibitions, local vendors & food truck fare… shop local at the Pajama Factory this season and add something truly original to your holidays this year.

 

Like our Holiday Market Facebook Page or following us on Twitter @PJFHolidayMarket to stay up to date all the current happenings!

Interested in becoming a vendor?  Sign up at the link below:

Vendor Registration Online Application

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Octofest, a Funky Fall Festival

There’s something for everyone at OCTOFEST, the Pajama Factory’s Funky Fall Festival!  Taking place Friday, 10/6 from 6pm-10pm and Saturday, 10/7 from 11am-4pm & 7-10pm, there will be open artist studios, special live music performances, gallery exhibitions, food trucks, local artisan & craft vendors, Trolley rides, and even a Pumpkin Carving Contest!

Learn about ALL the funky, fun festivities we have planned, what day & when, at the link below:

www.pajamafactory.net/octofest

Vendor registration is OPEN for this event.  Learn more about how to register and join the fun!

https://goo.gl/forms/oXaSJ0MyHJGSHYa72

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2017 Solar Eclipse

We had a Solar Eclipse Party here at the Pajama Factory today! A big thank you to Way Cool Beans for providing the telescope and our amazing tenants who provided special specs so we wouldn’t hurt our eyes!

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