After months of hard work, Lowell Makes is open for business.
We had our floor professionally ground and polished, and with help of awesome volunteers, we repaired and painted the walls and floor. Machines have been donated or loaned to us. Countless other things got done by many enthusiastic supporters.
On November 1, 2013 we had our formal grand opening with approximately 40 people in attendance. Remarks were made by city and state officials prior to the ribbon cutting:
- Helena Fruscio – Creative Industry Director for the Commonwealth of Massachusetts Executive Office of Housing and Economic Development
- Adam Baacke – City of Lowell Assistant City Manager
- Patrick Murphy – City of Lowell Mayor and City Councilor
The event had many pieces of equipment on display, and demonstrations of electronics, and a version of the Epilog laser engraver and cutter we will be ordering.
Please join now as an early member of Lowell Makes – check out the options. Early members with a monthly or annual membership will be given free or steeply discounted membership months to reward them for their vision and support. Early members are provided with a key to Lowell Makes until we install our card access system in exchange for helping open the place for visitors, classes and demonstrations.
Artisans and entrepreneurs are talking to us about dedicated space at Lowell makes – let us know if you could use some dedicated space. One thing that really helps sustain and grow a makerspace is having a community of resident makers who help fill the place with creative energy.
If you are interested in volunteering or dedicated space, please email us at info [at] lowellmakes [dot] com.