What is the Shirt Factory?

More than 75 artists and 15 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.

Visitor Information

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.

Click for a list of individual 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.

Special Events

Juried Show of Small Works
Show runs April 4-26
Awards Reception Friday, April 4, 5 to 7 p.m.
Awards Ceremony at 6 p.m.

Light/Shadow Show Reception
Friday, July 11, 2014
5 to 8 p.m.

LocalFest: Stuff Made Here
Saturday, September 6, 2014
10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Holiday Open House
Friday to Sunday, Nov. 28-30, 2014
10 a.m. to 5 p.m.