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Welcome to TheArtFactory, a bustling hub of creators, filmmakers and entrepreneurs. Our campus is like a city-within-a-city; nearly 300,000 square feet of historic factory loft space on a 5-acre, 21-building campus, 12 miles from NYC on Interstate 80.

Visit during the day to meet our creatives, tour our galleries, and visit the Paterson Great Falls National Historic Park.

After hours and on weekends, our historic 180-year-old loft venues sing with the celebration of stylish weddings and milestone events - now managed by the Wedding Works Hospitality Group, a leader in event hosting - reshaping gatherings to ensure each occasion is personal, distinctive and unforgettable.

Please note that this page is exclusively for Art Factory Studios information. For event-related inquiries or feedback, please visit Wedding Works Hospitality Group.

Thank you for joining us on this exciting journey of transformation and creativity at Art Factory Studios. 

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New venue management:

Wedding Works

As of April 18, 2024 Wedding Works is the exclusive professional hospitality management and fine catering team for the historic Art Factory venues - the hottest alternative to the ordinary catering halls. Having already executed over a hundred 5-star events at the Art Factory the Wedding Works team is the perfect fit, bringing decades of hospitality and catering experience to those who choose to host their milestone event in the amazing Art Factory.

Filming Location

Are you a filmmaker or photographer in need of a location that’s affordable, easily accessible and consistently available? Join Spielberg, Scorsese, Disney, Alice in Chains, Bon Jovi, 50 Cent, Calvin Klein, Victoria's Secret, Cadillac, and many others in exploring our inspiring 21-building 5-acre campus! Welcome to Art Factory Studios!

Offices & Studios

Art Factory Studios is a creative community, as much a business incubator as it is a nexus of creativity bringing together filmmakers, painters, sculptors, photographers, - a dynamic hub of commerce and culture.
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Coming soon . . .

Overnight Stay

Visiting the Art Factory studios for an extended film shoot, a wedding or business in the City of Paterson? Soon you'll be able to stay right in the Art Factory itself!

Featured Happenings

Thu 05/23 Open to Public ¦ Memorial Service

memorial3PM - 9PM. 

Elizabeth Ann “Lizzie” Valverde VanGinneken poet and author Elizabeth Estella, of Paterson, NJ, passed away peacefully at her home on Thursday, May 16, 2024, at the age of 44, surrounded by loving family.

On Thursday, May 23rd, two events will be held at The Art Factory at 70 Spruce Street, Paterson, NJ. Friends, family, and community members are encouraged to attend:

Art Factory NEWSREEL

180 year anniversary!

2024 will see big announcements!
Celebrity partners, expansion, big events! 

Art Factory is one of the oldest factories in the US, celebrating 180 years (that's pre Civil War folks) in 2024! Art Factory will be announcing new expansion and additions including celebrity partnerships, more wedding venues, overnight accommodations, restaurants and art galleries with open-door creative public events all year long!

We are excited to announce an open call for artists, creatives, entrepreneurs, and individuals to submit their proposals for the celebration of rebirth through the arts at the historic Art Factory. This event aims to highlight historical adaptive-reuse, renaissance, and resurgent art.


Wedding Works is new Event Manager

Wedding Works Hospitality Group has been designated Manager and Caterer for all venues on the Art Factory campus. The Wedding Works team has decades of success delivering exceptional food, beverage and hospitality experiences, with over a hundred amazing weddings in the Art Factory itself!


Make a Day of it!

Walk through our gate straight into the Paterson Great Falls National Park or board one of our old-fashioned trolleys for the ultimate historical experience! Witness where George Washington, Alexander Hamilton, and Lafayette paused for a picnic lunch during the Revolutionary War and be awed by the second-highest waterfall east of the Mississippi. The area is great for hiking, strolling, picnicking, and learning about the City of Paterson — the first planned industrial city in the United States founded by Alexander Hamilton himself!