KNOXVILLE, Tenn. – Mayor Rogero will cut a metal ribbon to kick off the grand opening of Knox Makers’ new community-oriented makerspace 11 a.m. Saturday, April 1 at 116 Childress Street.
The event is open to the public and will include tours until 4 p.m. of the new workshop spaces and displays of projects made using the tools in the space that consist of 3D printing, laser cutting, wood working, metal working and more.
Knox Makers is a place for the Knoxville area's engineers, artists, hobbyists, innovators, educators and entrepreneurs to work and play. It is a technology and art collective dedicated to the promotion of creativity enabled and informed by science.
Knox Makers provides lectures, workshops, and outreach programs that inspire and educate both members and the general public. The nearly 7,000 square foot workshop enables projects ranging from making costumes to building furniture to designing electronics.
“Knox Makers is more than just tools and a workshop,” said Doug Laney, Knox Makers president. “We have almost 100 members who come together and share what they know. By combining skills and working together, they can make things that they wouldn‘t be able to make alone. That collaboration brings a real sense of community to the space. Being a part of that community is the best thing about Knox Makers.”
Knox Makers will be signing up new members and selling t-shirts during the event.
Mean Mama‘s Burgers and Such along with Big O‘s Famous Barbecue food trucks will be on site serving lunch.
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