What is the Shirt Factory?
More than 50 artists and 13 retail shops are housed in the former McMullen-Leavens Shirt Factory.
Shop, take a class, see artists at work, visit galleries, learn about local history and more at the Shirt Factory Arts and Healing Center in Glens Falls, NY.
Owner Eric Unkauf purchased the building in 1999 thinking to use it for a machine shop. He decided instead to divide it into rentable spaces.
Artists flooded the building, loving it for its unique look, incredible windows and light.
These tenants form the colorful community of artists and merchants of The Shirt Factory Arts and Healing Center as it is known today.
Glens Falls Arts
There are plenty of other fantastic arts organizations in the greater Glens Falls area! Here are a few collaborations we are a part of:
TAC Talks is a lecture series co-promoted by a bunch of arts groups. Click here to see the latest flyer!
Five local arts organizations are listed on this website, and some of them offer special discounts for your visit. Check it out!
Most of the first floor shops are open Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays from 1 to 5 p.m., though they all keep different business hours.
The Shirt Factory is open to the public from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. daily. Wander the many twisting halls and peek in studio windows to see artists' studios. Our first floor is home to a display of the building's history.
Stop by during one of our famous open houses to see most of the doors open!
Thursday, Dec. 12
5 to 8 p.m.
December Open House
Saturday & Sunday, Dec. 14 & 15
10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Friends & Family Night
Friday, December 20
5 to 8 p.m.
Last Minute Dash
Saturday, December 21
10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Artist Studios, Shopping, Galleries, Classes, Services and Community Events
We are working painters, printmakers, pastel artists, fine jewelry makers, potters, textile artists, photographers, graphic artists, sculptors, woodworkers, glass artists, creators of musical instruments, felters, stone carvers and quilters. Find our directory here.
You can shop for artwork, loose leaf tea, herbs, candles, scarves, beads, quilting supplies, baked goods and many handcrafted gifts made right here in Glens Falls. We have ten galleries where you can enjoy fine art and sculpture, including our own Shirt Factory Gallery.
The building’s tenants offer classes and workshops including T’ai Chi, martial arts, yoga, pottery, quilting, stained glass, nutrition, felting, fabric art, beading, painting, herbal medicine and skin care, jewelry making, photography, metalsmithing, dyeing, reiki, stress reduction, gardening and much more!
Services offered at the Shirt Factory include web and graphic design, massage therapy, reiki, acupuncture, nutrition, hypnotherapy, violin repair, professional photography, framing, catering, appraisals, custom woodworking, stained glass and restoration.
We plan several open houses each year when we open up our doors all at the same time so you can shop and browse, enjoying discounts and artist demonstrations. In the fall we host LocalFest: Stuff Made Here, an outdoor festival celebrating all things locally-made.
We are also a great place to stop for lunch or to meet over coffee or tea - both hot and iced!
Stop in to the Shirt Factory Gallery and Welcome Center to peruse our gift shop of affordable items made by Shirt Factory artisans.