Truckee is home to many artists and the town embraces the the unique character and beauty that talented artists can bring. Truckee Thursdays, a weekly street fair in the summer, is a place for artists to showcase and sell their goods. Local shops like Riverside Studios and Lorien Powers Jewelry are owned by the artists themselves. Public art like the flowers at the Pioneer Trail roundabout by Troy Carliss and the Locomotion bike sculpture in downtown Truckee by Fred Besch are making our community come alive with character. Art is important for the soul of a community.
The Truckee Roundhouse, the area’s first maker space. The intent is to open doors to individuals to pursue their own art aspirations. Members join by purchasing monthly, annual or short-term memberships which allow them to use all of the machines and facilities. There are 5 shops within the space, metal, wood, ceramics, textiles and a technology station for computer-aided designs. The options are endless from welding machines, a carbon dioxide laser cutter in the wood shop, industrial sewing machines and so much more.
Sounds interesting but don’t know where to start? There will be many demonstrations and classes available to members and non-members that range from beginner to advanced skills. The Roundhouse mission is to support the teaching, practicing and learning of a wide variety of arts, skills and technologies. Along with structured classes the space encourages peer-to-peer learning.
Thursday, December 1st is the grand opening for the Truckee Roundhouse. The Mayor of the Town of Truckee, Alicia Barr will be there for the ribbon cutting ceremony starting at 5pm. From 5pm – 7pm the space is open to the public to come and discover, watch demonstrations on a wide variety of tools, buy your membership and sign up for classes.
What: Truckee Roundhouse Grand OpeningWhere: Truckee Tahoe Airport: Warehouse #E3When: Thursday, December 1, 2016, 5pm – 7pm
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