GLENS FALLS | The tenants, artists and shops of the Shirt Factory invite the public to explore what’s inside from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday.
The Shirt Factory is home to more than 70 unique retail shops, food venues, artist studios, galleries and healing art practitioners. The variety of art genres at the Shirt Factory includes pottery, fiber, glass, jewelry, sculpture, metal, fine art painting, fine picture framing, photography, woodworking, soap making and more.
On Discovery Day, a variety of tenants will welcome visitors with hallway “sidewalk” sales in front of their shops, specials and demonstrations throughout the day.
New third floor resident (and popular Shirt Factory Open House vendor) Tiffany Gregson of Stirring Creations Studio 301 will share some of her soap-making secrets.
Down the hall, Pottery by Debbie D, Studio 309 will have free mini lessons in the afternoon, and will have bisque bowls available for people to glaze during the day. These bowls will be donated to Empty Bowls, an event to be held April 10 in Saratoga to benefit Wilton Food Pantry.
Learn about beekeeping at Bee & Bramble in Studio 201C.
Other demonstration highlights include: dying and fiber art techniques by Susan Rivers of Greentree Fiber Arts, Studio 304; antique bottle dating talk by Anne Dickenson of Anne: Unlimited, Studio 203B; framing techniques by Bev Saunders of bjsartworks Framing Gallery Studio, 105; and The Creative Chameleon, Studio 112 with demos on creating with “plarn” (yarn made from recycled materials).