Ringing in the new

For some, a simple evening at home with a bottle of champagne and the Times Square festivities on TV is enough to ring in the new year. However, celebrating New Year’s Eve with dinner, drinks and dancing has its own appeal, and there’s plenty of opportunities in Williamsport and the surrounding area.

Holiday Artisans’ Market showcases local artists, builds community

Celebrate First Friday in December as the Pajama Factory, 1307 Park Ave., hosts its 6th Annual Holiday Artisans’ Market from 6-9 p.m. Dec. 4. Local artists and artisans will display their wares, factory tenants will open their studio doors for the evening and live music, food, local brews and great company will be enjoyed by all who attend.

Through the lens and back in time

The Williamsport Community Darkroom will take people back to the 19th century with a Victorian era-themed photoshoot.

The event – which will raise funds for the darkroom – will be held from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Nov. 7 at the Pajama Factory, 1307 Park Ave.

Pajama Factory to offer free portfolio evaluations for high school students

Are you in 10th through 12th grade, interested in pursuing a degree in the art field and have a portfolio? You’re in luck – the Factory Works Gallery at the Pajama Factory, 1307 Park Ave., will hold a portfolio review for students from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sept. 26. Light refreshments also will be served from places such as Way Cool Beans, a coffee shop which also is located in the Pajama Factory.

How a backpack-using entrepreneur ‘made his own path’

There are many creative ventures going on inside of the Pajama Factory – some of which are highly publicized, but many others that fly under the radar. Thought of mainly as a place for painters or graphic artists, it would have been easy to miss the news that Equinox LTD, a company that makes outdoor gear right in the factory, was commissioned by a 27-year-old entrepreneur from California to help design and create an innovative new backpack.

Pajama Factory owner granted variance to grow

An incubator business for artists, photographers and performers on Rose Street at Memorial Avenue can expand its residential and commercial tenant base after its owner was granted a variance Thursday by the city zoning hearing board.

Fun and flirty figure drawing

This month, the Pajama Factory, 1307 Park Ave., will present something new that involves drawing, burlesque and the cult classic 1980s film “Ghostbusters” – a unique event titled “Pasties, Pencils and Pints” that will be held at 8:30 p.m. Saturday.

Pajama Factory growth continues; former industrial site KIZ approved

The Pajama Factory has enjoyed a wave of expansion in recent years with rental space leased out for businesses, organizations and even dwellings in the former industrial site. That has especially meant new opportunities for entrepreneurs and artists.

Fashion returns to second Mayfest celebration

Design, performance, couture, art and charity – all in one! STRUT: A Runway Event, is an all-encompassing fashion show that will be held from 6-8 p.m. Saturday in the “clear story space” at the Pajama Factory, 1307 Park Ave.

Spring has sprung

After a long and bitter cold winter in the region, spring is in the air and warm weather has finally arrived, as the 2nd annual Mayfest celebration will be held from 2-8 p.m. May 2 at the Pajama Factory, 1307 Park Ave.

Collaboration and creativity merge in Pajama Factory’s resident artist program

The creative process involved in making works of art is often solitary, requiring personal reflection and a great deal of focus to turn ideas into physical pieces that can be viewed, perceived and critiqued by others.