The Chattanooga Public Library is bringing its creative spirit to this year’s Faire. After undergoing a massive renovation to the Downtown branch, the Library is ready to show off what they’ve got, including new and old equipment.
Since 2012, the Library has provided space for makers and creators on its 4th Floor. The features of the 4th Floor include, but are not limited to, a vinyl plotter and screen-printing machine, the Chattanooga Zine Library and zine making lab, 3D printers, sewing machines, and will soon include a photo studio.
The 4th Floor is always adding new and exciting equipment to spark creativity. It is the perfect place for new makers to come and test out their maker abilities. Makers can also book one-on-one time with a 4th Floor Staffer for any assistance with using one of the creative work stations, trouble shooting on a piece of equipment or software, or any further help needed to start, fix or finish a project!
4th Floor One-on-One Assistance is provided for any topic including: 3D printing, 3D design, Adobe Creative Cloud, laser cutting, oculus rift, vinyl plotter, circuit, Cameo, Electronics, sewing and more. *Please note: This service is offered on a limited basis by reservation only. Appointments are currently available on Tuesday, Wednesdays and Thursdays at 2pm.
The Studio, one of the newest additions to the Library, can be found on the Second Floor. Thanks to grants from the Benwood Foundation and the Lyndhust Foundation, the library now has a professional-quality 24-track studio that is available to library patrons, primarily for learning and teaching purposes.
The Studio consists of a vocal booth, drum booth, a live booth for guitars, bass, keyboards, etc., and a main control room with two computer monitors and speaker monitors. Here, people of all ages are introduced to the professional world of music.
At the Faire, The Library is bringing their equipment, which is available daily at the Downtown branch, to the masses. Some of the equipment that will be featured includes sewing machines and cooking demonstrations for up to ten attendees at a time via the Charlie Cart.
Make your way to the First Tennessee Pavilion on Saturday, September 9 and see what all of this year’s Makers have in store! Attendance is FREE.