MakerSpace debuts in Sioux City; grand opening Saturday

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A new community workshop in Sioux City will soon be up and running.

MakerSpace is celebrating their upcoming grand opening Saturday and held a ribbon cutting along with the Chamber of Commerce Friday.

MakerSpace is a community workshop with construction equipment, woodworking, and laser-engraving equipment, just to name a few.

President of MakerSpace Eric Holmquist says it’s the perfect place to be if you want to express your creativity, but don’t have the space or the right tools. He says he came up with the idea with a friend of his after he needed more space for woodworking.

“I started to think, how can I make it so that it’s affordable for everyday people to be able to have a pretty elaborate workshop. And the more we talked, the more we realized that there was a lot of other disciplines out there that people were running into the same problems,” says MakerSpace Board of Directors President Eric Holmquist.

They’ve set up to help people of all ages from boy and girl scouts, to retired folks hoping to work with their hands.

Membership is $15 dollars a day, $50 dollars a month, and $75 dollars if you’d like to purchase a family membership.

Workshops will also be available throughout the week; you don’t have to be a member to attend.

The grand opening is Saturday from 10am-4pm at 1401 Triview Avenue. Click this link for more information.

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