Pajama Factory to open doors for First Friday

PHOTO PROVIDED Jack o'lanterns are lined up at the Pajama Factory.

The Pajama Factory will host an open studio event from 6 to 9 p.m., Friday to introduce Williamsport to its creative community.

“It has been over a year and a half since The Pajama Factory has welcomed the community into our studios,” a news release from the Pajama Factory said. “Join us in seeing what we’ve been up to, what new tenants have joined our community and maybe even, for some of you, visit us for the first time. We will be opening our doors and sharing what we’ve been up to, and we’d love to see you there.”

Starting at 6 p.m., Factory Works Photo Lab, in studio 9-206, will promote its upcoming fall classes and workshops, including a caffenol printing workshop, using instant coffee and other household items to make silver gelatin prints in the darkroom. People interested in signing up will be able to do so by prepaying with cash, a check or credit card. While you’re there — be sure to visit Marsha Turner Pluhar, in studio 9-203, who’ll welcome the public to visit her studio for an open house and Lynne M Becker, studio in 9-207, who will hold an open house highlighting her encaustic paintings, written word and alternative photographic processes. Down the hall in Building 10, Gallery 1307 will show a selection of the large scale paintings by area narrative artist Joanne Landis. Additionally, Factory Works Clay Studio, in studio 10-226, will host an open house highlighting their programming, facilities and the work of their members.

These are just a small selection of the 20-plus studios that will open their doors to the community, welcoming you to visit, or revisit, theirs.

“This year’s October First Friday at the Pajama Factory is an opportunity to for the public to revisit the Pajama Factory and see what we’ve been up to,” said event committee member Brian Spies, according to the news release. “We can’t wait to have you see how our community continues to grow and thrive, and to see all the changes that have occurred while you’ve been away. Ultimately, we want to say welcome back!”

The Pajama Factory is located at 1307 Park Ave., Williamsport. In keeping with current CDC and state Department of Health guidance, masks are required for all attendees, regardless of vaccination status, while indoors or when unable to maintain safe social distance while outdoors. For more information about the Pajama Factory, please visit www.pajamafactory.net or email events@pajamafactory.net.


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