What Is Ignite?

A creative space for a creative community.

a place to…

DISCOVER

Explore new and old ideas about art and making as you discover your unique creative process. Find new ways to think about yourself and the world around you through the act of making and creating.

COLLABORATE

Connect with the creative members of your community and build lasting collaborations. Teach yourself. Share your knowledge. Learn from others.

EXPERIENCE

Everyone is an artist and a maker, no matter their age, background, or experience level. Become empowered to think differently through unique art and making experiences.

a place to…

DISCOVER

Explore new and old ideas about art and making as you discover your unique creative process. Find new ways to think about yourself and the world around you through the act of making and creating.

Young girl creating at Ignite Studio

COLLABORATE

Connect with the creative members of your community and build lasting collaborations. Teach yourself. Share your knowledge. Learn from others.

3D printing at Ignite Studio

EXPERIENCE

Everyone is an artist and a maker, no matter their age, background, or experience level. Become empowered to think differently through unique art and making experiences.

Young boy painting at Ignite Studio

discover at ignite

Messy Areas

Creativity is messy! Discover your creative process as you spread out on our work benches, rolling stools, and drafting chairs. Perfect for any project that makes a mess.

Clean Areas

Fabric, paper, and coding, oh my! Take advantage of this area for projects that are dry like sewing, paper crafts, computer coding and more.

Performance Space

Step on stage and perform. Ignite Studio has a dedicated space for aspiring musicians, comedians, magicians and more. Get in contact with us if you’d like to set up a time to perform in public.

Clean-Up Area

Begin and end here! Grab supplemental items from our clean-up area to get started and help us care for our community supplies when you finish by cleaning up after yourself.

Gathering Spaces

Creativity isn’t always active. Enjoy our lounge areas as you ideate on your next big maker project.

Exhibit Space

Featuring the work of local artists, Ignite offers exhibit space and the opportunity to sell work without any commission fees. Interested in exhibiting in our space? Stay tuned to our Exhibits page for more info.

Storage

Working on a long-term project in Ignite? Checkout a closet or locker and leave your personal tools and supplies safely in the studio for up to 30 days.

Are you ready to

jump in?

Are you ready to visit Ignite? Explore new mediums and find your creative inspiration!

FabLab

Get certified and come join us in the Fab Lab. You can use 3D printers, a laser engraver, and a vinyl cutter with a heat press clam shell. This lab is for ages 16+ only, and you'll need to reserve a time in advance.

Kits

Our kits have supplies and resources to get started on a variety of projects. Check one out from our kit library, use it in Ignite, check it in before you leave, and take home your creation.

Digital Media Lab

Each of our labs (A through D) has an iMac computer and the Adobe Creative Cloud. Digital Media Labs C and D are also equipped for post-production on audio and video projects.

A.V. Studio

The A.V. Studio is set up with a variety of equipment for audio and video recording projects including 4K capable cameras, microphones, a mixing console, and more.

Maker-in-Residence

Ignite Studio hosts a maker-in-residence on a rotating, ongoing basis. Meet our current maker-in-residence and learn how to apply to the program.

Community Equipment

Community equipment gives visitors the opportunity to use equipment they might not have regular access to. See what's available for use in the lab!

ignite is now open

Come experiment in this new community resource. Tinker. Dabble. Play. Try something new. Meet fellow creative citizens. Learn from others. Share your knowledge.

faq

Does Ignite Studio offer classes?

Ignite Studios focus is on offering access to equipment and supplies so that patrons can take control of their own learning and onboard to their own creativity. For this reason, classes are not our primary focus. However, there are periodic opportunities to have a guided learning experience in Ignite either on Fab Lab equipment or with a Maker-in-Resident or special expert program. Stay tuned to our events calendars to discover these opportunities.

How can I access supplies in Ignite?

Ignite Studio offers some supplies/tools (think scissors, hot glue guns, cutting mats, etc.) on an ongoing daily basis through our kits and in our clean-up/supply area. If you have a specific project in mind, we encourage you to seek out your own project-specific supplies and work in our space using our supplemental offerings.

Do I need to bring my own supplies to Ignite?

If you are interested in doing a project beyond the scope of our kit library, we definitely encourage you to bring your own supplies. For examples, a patron could make use of our sewing machines and notions (pins, tape measure, sheers, rotary cutters, irons, ironing boards) for a sewing project, but they would want to bring their own fabric and other notions specific to their project.

Do we have to have a library card to use Ignite?

You do not need a library card to access our kit library, digital media labs, fabrication lab, certification courses, open project areas, or maker-in-residence program. You do need a library card to access our A.V. Studio and our long-term storage options.

Are you open the same hours that the library is open?

Yes. Check out our hours here.

How can I or my child volunteer here?

We take volunteers that are 13 years of age or older. If you would like to volunteer with Ignite, fill out our online volunteer application.

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