KIDS DAY in the Courtyard at the Pajama Factory!

If you are looking for something FUN and FREE to do this summer with the kiddos, then join us at the Pajama Factory on Saturday, July 14th from 12-4pm for KIDS DAY!  A day full of kids crafts and activities as part of our Courtyard Series – free, community events being held in the courtyard off of the corner of Rose Street and Park Avenue.

Starting at Noon, the Pajama Factory’s Artist-in-Residency Program will be providing a series of creative activities including temporary tattoo style rubber eraser prints and a monoprint workshop. The Lycoming Arts’ Art2Go! Cart will be there as well, providing a series of projects for the kids to do. All activities include all the necessary supplies, and the kids can take them home when you leave.

Summer is in full swing and we’re sure your kids are looking for a creative way to spend an afternoon!

*This event is free and open to the public. In case of rain it will be moved inside to the Community Room directly adjacent to the Courtyard.  Photo courtesy of Kyle Huggins Design & Photography.

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New Spring workshops at Factory Works Clay Studio

There are several new classes and workshops coming up for ceramic enthusiasts!  From coil and pinch pots to creating pendant jewelry fused with glass, there is something for ALL experience levels. Check out the upcoming Workshops and Classes on our Events Calendar.

Factory Works Clay Studio is a program of Factory Works, a nonprofit housed at the Pajama Factory which offers a range of opportunities including a woodshop, photo lab, gallery, bicycle recycle shop, and artist-in-residency program.  They offer discounted memberships to Students, Veterans, Fire, Police, and Pajama Factory Tenants.

Memberships to the Clay Studio include the following:

  • The cost of firing
  • A key with 24 hour access
  • Personal shelving and storage space
  • A variety of studio glazes and under glazes
  • Discounts on classes and workshops offered
  • The opportunity to participate in gallery shows
  • The opportunity to participate in fund raising or charitable events

For pricing and more information about becoming a member of Factory Works Clay Studio, please email Program Manager, Fletcher Kaufman, at claystudio@factoryworks.org.

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Artist Talk with Joanne Landis, Friday 3/16

“I am a story teller — a narrative painter.  My figures, mostly women, are often meditations on archetypes, myth or personal experience.  This allows me to build an environment inhabited by beings with all that it means to be human, alive and still in a dream.” – Joanne Landis

Doors open at 6pm. Talk starts at 7pm. We invite you to join us at Factory Works Gallery for an Artist Talk on Friday, 3/16.  Joanne will be discussing her work and her trip last fall to Tibet, Nepal and Bhutan, and sharing photographs and stories of her experiences on this once in a lifetime trip.

This is also an opportunity to see Call & Response: Joanne Landis and Elody Gyekis currently on view at Factory Works Gallery in The Pajama Factory – 2nd floor, Studio 10-210N.

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Save the Date for Green-O-Ree, Sat 4/7 from 11am-4pm

Originally called Mayfest, we recently rebranded the event to better represent what it is all about which is promoting and supporting green, sustainability initiatives!  As a re-purposed, industrial building, the Pajama Factory itself is a green initiative!  With over 100 artists, makers, and entrepreneurs, we believe that community IS sustainability and wanted an event to specifically celebrate just THAT.

We will feature Factory Works programs such as the Community Woodshop, Clay Studio, Sewing & Photo labs, and we will also feature local vendors who utilize green practices.  Equinox LTD will be doing demos, showing their outdoor gear.  The gallery will host the PA Wilds’ traveling Art Show which showcases Creative Makers from all over the region!

There will also be a number of conservation and nonprofit organizations joining us such as Little Pine Creek State Park, DCNR Bureau of Forestry, and Middle Susquehanna Riverkeepers along with local, green vendors!

Join us on Saturday, April 7th from 11am-4pm and SPRING into SUSTAINABILITY!

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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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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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Bike Sale! Sat, 10/21 from 10am-12pm

Williamsport Bicycle Recycle will be hosting a Bike Sale on Sat, 10/21 from 10am-12pm on the corner of Park Avenue & Rose Street.  All bikes marked between $20-$80.  Many styles and sizes to choose from!

We will also be accepting donations of any usable bikes or parts you may want to get rid of.

*Cash or checks only.

Williamsport Bicycle Recycle is a part of Factory Works, a non-profit organization housed at the Pajama Factory. To learn more about all the different programs Factory Works has to offer the local community, please visit www.pajamafactory.net/factory-works

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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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Whether They Should Cry Out: Juried Show OPEN CALL 

*DEADLINE EXTENDED* August 26th, 2017 11:59 PM (UTC-5)*

“Until the case was closed they could not be certain which way to jump, whether they should cry out that they were martyrs, or remain what, at heart, of course, they were, simple citizens, bitter against outrage and anxious to see justice done and the health of the state preserved.”  ~ James Baldwin, Giovanni’s Room 1956

A national juried exhibition focusing on the ways we are responding to the changing political climate and the world around us.

Jurors Award – $250.00   |   Directors Award – $125.00   |   Three Honorable Mentions

Open to all artists in any medium. All entries must be the original work of the entrant and may not have been previously displayed at Factory Works Gallery. Finished work chosen for display may not to exceed 36 inches wide or 72 inches tall. Work must be suitably framed and ready to hang. No work may be removed from the gallery prior to the closing date of the exhibit.

  • Entry deadline: 11:59 PM (UTC-5) Aug. 26, 2017
  • Acceptance notifications: Sept 2, 2017
  • Accepted work to be received by: Sept 23, 2017
  • Opening reception: Oct. 6, 2017 – 6:00 to 9:00 PM
  • Show ends: Oct. 28, 2017
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2017 AIR Residents: We Come from Afar

Our AIR Residents are gearing up for their final exhibit here at the Factory.  The resident artists will be exhibiting works in a variety of media, including: sculpture, painting, printmaking, photography, and more!  Be sure to check out this one-night only experience on Friday, 7/21 at 6-9pm in the Factory Works Gallery (2nd floor, Studio 16).

Light refreshments will be served.  We’ll see you there.

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