Discover Our Community
The Pajama Factory is located in Williamsport, PA, nestled in the beautiful Susquehanna Valley with plenty of small city charm and outdoor recreation yet easy access to bigger metro areas.
Our community is a mix of old and young, artists and small businesses, those from near and far, those who want to collaborate, and those who prefer to work independently. The many classes and events that are scheduled in the building make it easy to meet people.
A Vision for
In 2007, Mark and Suzanne Winkelman purchased the complex. Recognizing the importance of repurposing the past to create a path for the future, they saw this sprawling industrial site as a sandbox full of possibilities.
The facility is listed on the National Registry of Historic Places, a prestigious designation for buildings worthy of preservation and acknowledgement of the Pajama Factory’s role in the city’s history.
They had an eye toward creating a diverse community of people who want a safe, supportive, and stimulating place to collaborate and grow. Today, our community is at the heart of everything we do, and all of us here are proud to support another chapter in this building’s legacy.
Future plans include a restaurant, sandwich shop, rooftop beer garden, green roof, and higher-end top-floor living spaces. Our goal is to be a leader in energy and environmental design while respecting the importance of repurposing the past.
Factory Works is a non-profit organization we formed almost 10 years ago that occupies multiple work spaces throughout the building, including a wood shop, a darkroom, a clay studio, a bicycle recycling shop, and a gallery.
There is also the Williamsport Community Kitchen and a yearly Artist-in-Residence program that we sponsor as part of our outreach.
If you are interested in learning more about Factory Works programs, how you can donate equipment or funds, or if you’d like to volunteer or become a member, please click here.