Open your Heart to our Open Studios this February First Friday

This February First Friday, Open your Heart to our Open Studios at the Pajama Factory Experience our Creative Community in action.

Williamsport, PA, January 23rd, 2019  – Join us for Williamsport’s February First Friday event and discover our creative community. Tenants are opening their doors and sharing their hearts, and we’d love to see you there!

Starting at 6pm, Way Cool Beans (@ToddsCoolBeans) is celebrating 5 years of delicious, roasted coffee goodness (congratulations Todd!) and will host live music with Atom and Chloe.  Stop into Building 6 for a coffee, some tunes, and while you’re there – be sure to visit Pasta By Deb (@Pasta-By-Deb) down the hall in Studio 6-111.  Deb will be featuring heART you can eat and heART you can wear, so guests will want to check out her studio.  Across the courtyard, on the 2nd floor of Building 9 in Studio 10N, Factory Works Gallery (factoryworks.org) invites you to “Jonathan Preston,” an exhibition of street art influenced paintings by the Bellefonte / State College based artist. This is Jonathan’s first exhibition both at Factory Works Gallery as well as in Williamsport.

David DeFebo & Mary Woods owners of WholeheARTed Wholistic in Studio 7-240 will have Biocharger Demos every 30 minutes starting at 6pm with a presentation of the products and services they offer at 7pm.  Meet the artist in person! Todd Rice of Studio 7-243 and Barbara Andreassen of Studio 9-208 will each open their studios for guests to walk in, take a look around and discuss their work.  Paul Clacher of Studio 7-250 will also host an open studio and will be doing live watercolor paintings, while Pajama Factory owners, Mark and Suzanne Winkelman, will be opening their residential loft for visitors and friendly conversation!

This is only a sample of what will be happening around the Factory.  “February First Friday at the Pajama Factory has always been an opportunity for our community to welcome the greater Williamsport area community into what we do,” said Event Chair, Brian Spies.  “We can’t wait to have you see how our community continues to grow and thrive!” There is so much to see and do, so visit us and experience our Creative Community first hand.  And as we say around here: Dream it. See it. Do it. … at the Factory.

The Pajama Factory is located at 1307 Park Avenue, Williamsport, PA 17701.  The event will take place Friday, February 1st from 6pm to 9pm. Free admission.  Food trucks will be onsite. For more information about the Pajama Factory, please visit www.pajamafactory.net or email events@pajamafactory.net.

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About the Pajama Factory: The Pajama Factory is a community of artists, entrepreneurs, and local businesses who come together to build off of each other’s strengths and dreams in order to create something bigger than themselves. The Pajama Factory is a proud member of the Williamsport Business Association and the Williamsport Lycoming Chamber of Commerce, and is located at 1307 Park Avenue, Williamsport, PA 17701. To learn more, please visit www.pajamafactory.net.

Contact: Danielle Velkoff, Event Coordinator (570) 980-1452, events@pajamafactory.net

 

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Drag Bingo, a fundraising event for AIDS Resource, Friday, 2/8 in the Community Room

AIDS Resource, Inc., a community-based organization with offices in Williamsport and State College, announces a Drag Bingo Benefit at 6:30 p.m. on Friday, February 8, 2019 at the Pajama Factory Community Room, 1307 Park Avenue, Williamsport.

Advance tickets by credit card are $20 for 10 games by calling 570-322-8448 followed by option 1 then, ext. 10. or you may also email lizfink@aidsresource.com.  Tickets are $22 at the door.  The evening will feature prizes, 50/50 raffle, light snacks, and is BYOB.  Laurel Charleston, a State College based entertainer, will perform for the event.  All proceeds benefit the valuable programs of AIDS Resource.

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Solstice Ceremony, Living In Unity – Dec. 21st at 6:30pm

Living In Unity Solstice Ceremony

The time is NOW!, to proclaim unity as our way of life. Join us, as we celebrate our choice to live in unity at this auspicious time of the winter’s Solstice, through ceremony and dance.

We can choose to consciously release our barriers we still hold in separation of any man, woman or child and we can choose to love, honor and respect all of life. We cannot experience unity until we decide to live it, in our daily lives. This event crosses all barriers of culture, sex and religion. Please extend this invitation far and wide.

We will have an altar prepared for everyone to bring something to add to it, in reverence to you, humanity, your higher self and source. You will take your item home with, energized by our celebration. We will have a ceremony held in a circle where we all participate.The ceremony will be facilitated by Angela Miele. We will break with some time for conversation and refreshments. There will be non-alcoholic drinks available and we ask if you feel inclined to, bring a snack to share. We will have an ecstatic dance led by Annelise Latini of Clear Sphere Yoga. She will lead you into the free flowing movements of your own heart, it is a true expression of your joy and gratitude. This will be followed by a free form dance party. 

$15 tickets, pre-registration recommended

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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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Couples/Partner Yoga Class at Clear Sphere

Clear Sphere Yoga is offering a special Couples/Partner Yoga class!  Register for this special LOVE class now for only $29.  Offer expires end of day Friday 2/9.

Choose from either session:

  • Monday, February 12th 6-7:30pm
  • Tuesday, February 13th 7-8:30pm

Spread the love by sharing with your friends on Facebook!

Couples/Partners (Valentine’s) Love Yoga Class

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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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OPEN STUDIOS, February’s First Friday

Join us for a night of OPEN STUDIOS, from 6 to 9pm on February First Friday which happens to be Feb 2nd. Explore our open studios, art exhibitions, workshops, product launches and while you’re here find a piece of your heart in ours by playing our matchmaker puzzle game. Simply match a puzzle piece from our welcome table to one of the different open studios for a chance to win a prize.

There is so much to see and do at the Factory!  To learn which studios will be open and about all the different happenings, visit http://www.pajamafactory.net/FebFirstFriday

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Rocky Horror Picture Show LIVE 2017

You are hereby invited to the Annual Transylvanian Convention or the wedding of Betty Munroe and Ralph Hapschatt – our annual performance of the Rocky Horror “Picture” Show Live.

October 26th at 7pm, October 27th and 28th at 7pm and 11pm. Doors open at 6pm. $20 at the door, $15 pre-sale at the link below:

https://www.artful.ly/store/events/13574

Light refreshments, participation packs, and crafts available at the show. Raffle event at each performance. BYOB.

Join us for another year of absolute pleasure.  Participation and costumes are encouraged.  Don’t dream it, be it at the Pajama Factory in Williamsport.

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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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“The Nature of Love,” February First Friday

Stop by the Pajama Factory on Friday, Feb 3rd starting at 6pm for “The Nature of Love,” a love-themed feast for the senses.  Here’s just a taste of what the Pajama Factory will be offering so far:

Factory Works Gallery will be launching their 2017 Season with New York artist, Charles Yoder and his most recent work “Four Play,” a triptych of acrylic and oil on linen that measures four foot high by 24 foot long.  Cabaret Lunatique will have teaser performances of their upcoming Valentine’s Day burlesque show.  Pajama Factory tenants will open their studios to sell products, exhibit artwork, and much much more!

Be sure to SAVE the DATE and stay tuned!

Interested in becoming a vendor?  We are accepting a few Valentine’s Day themed vendors for the 2nd floor, Clearstory venue operated by Andrus Hospitality.  Please email events@pajamafactory.net for information on how to apply.

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