Guided Pajama Factory Studio Tours on September’s 2nd Saturday (FREE)!

You’re invited to participate in a guided open studio tour of a curated selection of artists’ spaces at the Pajama Factory!

On Saturday, September 8 from 10 am to 2 pm participants will be guided through the Pajama Factory complex of buildings, wherein the artists will be discussing their work and opportunities for you to become involved. After the tour is over you are welcome to continue to explore the Pajama Factory. Take this opportunity to revisit a space from the tour, explore the buildings’ unique architecture or pop into the Billtown Brainery for their monthly Billtown Bazaar, which runs concurrently with this event until 4 pm. A food truck will be on site for you to grab a snack as well.

This event is FREE and open to the public, but space is limited so please reserve your spot by emailing: gallery@factoryworks.org.

The tour will start promptly at 10 am from the courtyard directly adjacent to the parking lot at the corner of Rose Street and Park Avenue, so please arrive on time so as to not be left behind!

To learn which studios will be featured on the tour, visit www.pajamafactory.net/guided-open-studio-tour

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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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Blues and Brews event in the Courtyard

Bring your own beverage (BYOB) and invite your musically inclined friends to this bluegrass and old jam session. This event is FREE and open to the public. All are welcome – Join us in the Pajama Factory Courtyard for a relaxing, summer chill-out vibe.

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Clear Sphere will be offering outdoor Yoga as part of the Courtyard Series!

As part of our Summer Courtyard Series, Annelise Latini of Clear Sphere Yoga will be offering two, different outdoor yoga classes this year!  Share in your connection to outdoors and to one another in these fun, summertime events.  Both offerings are FREE and open to the pubic.  ALL levels and ages are welcome!

  • Day Break Devotional Yoga, Thursdays at 6am (June)
    • Grab your mat and join other yogis in the Courtyard for this invigorating yoga class.  Start your day off right!
  • Fireside Yoga, Every 3rd Wednesday at 7pm (June – August)
    • LIVE MUSIC and teachers from Clear Sphere Yoga Studio will guide you through the breathwork, movements and meditation.

We can’t wait to see you in the Courtyard!

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Pajama Factory launches Summer Courtyard Series with a Community BBQ

Starting at 6:00pm on Friday, June 1st, The Pajama Factory will be firing up the grill for a community BBQ.  All are welcome!

Bring a dish of your own to share with the community and learn more about what we have planned for our inaugural Courtyard Series.  Events range from yoga and live music to a Kid’s Day full of crafts and games.  Winter is finally over so let’s celebrate with some delicious food and time with our friends, both old and yet to be made!

The Pajama Factory will be providing hot dogs, burgers, and buns (while supplies last) as well as plates, napkins and utensils.  All you need to bring is a meat, beverage, or dish to share and a desire to engage with our community!  See you there!

 

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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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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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Happy Valentine’s Day from the Pajama Factory Family

What better source of happiness can there be than the understanding that we are known and loved.  Finding your tribe, your community can be just that… a coming home of sorts.  That moment when you hear your heart in the voice of another person’s call – today, on this day of LOVE, we celebrate all the uniqueness that is our Pajama Factory community.

Maybe now is the right time for you to find your tribe, your home here at the Pajama Factory?  If it is, we are here – ready to welcome you with open arms.

“Stop walking through the world looking for confirmation that you don’t belong. … Stop scouring people’s faces for evidence that you’re not enough. You will always find it… True belonging and self-worth are not goods; we don’t negotiate their value with the world. The truth about who we are lives in our hearts. Our call to courage is to protect our wild heart against constant evaluation, especially our own. No one belongs here more than you.”  

― Brené Brown, Braving the Wilderness: The Quest for True Belonging and the Courage to Stand Alone

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Lyco Taiko Open House

Come see what LYCO TAIKO is all about at their Open House, this Tuesday, 2/13 at 5pm and get an inside look at the area’s only source of traditional Japanese drumming.  There will be drumming demonstrations, opportunities to ask questions AND the chance to try it out yourself.

Taking place in the Pajama Factory’s Community Room, ground-level just off the Courtyard entrance.  Feel free to bring a friend and to stop in early.  Light refreshments will be provided!

 

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Sun Gazette features Pajama Factory’s upcoming Feb First Friday Open Studios

Great article in the Showcase section of the Williamsport’s Sun Gazette by Jason Klose highlighting all the exciting Open Studios and happenings during February First Friday, Feb 2nd from 6-9pm.

Find a piece of your heart at the Pajama Factory, 1307 Park Ave., for February’s First Friday event, “Open Studios,” as local business owners open their studios to the community 6-9 p.m. Friday.

There is so much to see and do at the Factory — explore the tenants open studios, art exhibitions, workshops, and product launches.  Among the variety of skills one can see at the Pajama Factory are woodworking, painting, fiber arts — including quilting and garment-making, photography, screen printing, pasta-making, metalwork and pottery/ceramics. Visitors can also meet yoga teachers, computer gamers, writers, printers, sculptors and coffee roasters among others.

To read the full article, visit http://www.sungazette.com/life/showcase/2018/02/pajama-factory-hosts-open-studios-for-february-first-friday/

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