The Pajama Factory started out in the 1880s, as a rubber company. Later on, hundreds worked here making Keds sneakers. In the 1930s, the Weldons Pajama Company moved in. The eight-building complex would grow to become the largest pajama factory in the world.
A set is on display inside Todd Foresman’s Coffee shop on the ground floor, where he takes pride in his work. “When you are cooking for people that you care about, you make a better meal. It’s the same with the coffee. I really love what I do. I really do believe I have the best coffee in the state,” said Todd Foresman, Owner, Way Cool Beans Coffee Shop
Todd’s landlord is property owner Mark Winkelman, an architect from New York. He’s renovating the Pajama Factory and turned part of the building into his home away from home. “We’ve owned it for twelve years. It’s been a continuous renovation effort. And we will continue for many more years. I like the slow growth, the organic growth aspect of that,” said Mark Winkelman, Owner of the Pajama Factory.
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We are very happy to announce that several of our Pajama Factory tenants were featured in the Gmeiner Art & Cultural Center Juried Regional Exhibit in Wellsboro, PA this year. Congratulations are in order for Steve and Rita Bower who were both honored in painting and mixed media respectively. Daniel Berberich was also honored for painting, while John McKaig received “Best in Show” for his wood cut. Congrats to all our tenants! We are so very proud of you!
Our 9th annual Holiday Market is happening Saturday, December 8 from 11am-4pm! Shop local this season with 70+ vendors throughout our 3 market venues, PLUS open studios, live music, food, chances to win factory-made prizes, artist exhibitions, and more! Follow us @PajamaFactory to learn all that we will have happening this year!
For a list of all of our 2018 Holiday Market Vendors, visit the link below:
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A really nice feature of John McKaig‘s studio space can be found in Hyperallergic, a Brooklyn-based arts online magazine. John is a prolific artist and long time tenant of the Pajama Factory.
A View From the Easel
A full-time lecturer of drawing at Bloomsburg University, and of drawing and art history at the Pennsylvania College of Technology in Williamsport, PA, John received a BFA in printmaking from Miami University in Ohio and a MFA in printmaking from Syracuse University. He has taught printmaking, painting, figure drawing and anatomy at Syracuse University, drawing and illustration at Cazenovia College, Cazenovia, NY, and all levels of painting, printmaking, general and figure drawing, and analog photography at the Interlochen Arts Academy, Interlochen, MI. John McKaig has exhibited work throughout the United States and internationally, in group and juried exhibitions as well as in several solo exhibitions. To see his work, visit johnmurraymckaig.com
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