Brrr…the new year came in with quite a cold spell everywhere – including Williamsport, but the Factory seemed to be a bit warmer than I remember in recent years. Our efforts to re-caulk and seal up the historic windows seems to be helping.
Mark and I spent the last week of the year (between Christmas and New Year’s) at the Factory and had a whirlwind of activities in-between hosting a few dinner parties — including our quarterly tenant mixer and potluck, and the annual Blues Bash Fundraising event for Factory Works.
We’ve been spending more time at the Factory recently and settling into our new studio space nicely (which is a bit bigger and more comfortable than the previous one). Yoga classes at Clearsphere on Saturday mornings have been particularly suited to me as I roll out of bed and walk down the hall to join the other yogi-ites. I also am personally interested in all the opportunities blossoming at the Factory in the fiber arts with our new quilting retail store in Building 6 and the new Community Sewing Lab at Make What You Wear Studio on the second floor of Building 10.
We also have a number of new tenants that have been fun to get to know – including another recent transplant from NYC. We look forward to having visitors anytime (if you give us a heads-up we will make every effort to be there and give you personalize service!!). One small request we have is to help us spread the word to any artists or entrepreneurs you know who might be interested in a large live/work studio space at the factory. We have a few that have just become available (very “New York Style”). We figure word-of-mouth is really the best way to promote opportunities to expand our community.
Wishing everyone a happy, healthy and inspired 2018!
– Susie and Mark