This also includes the Missoula Public Library, which also signed up to host artists last year.
Stoney Sasser, Director of Open AIR, said that “the way the library has restructured itself, its new expression as a community center is really interesting and is a starting point” for the artists. A service like Makerspace puts sometimes expensive tools like a laser engraver in its hands. Next summer, Sasser lined up artists who want to do community-driven projects, including pieces related to sculpture. MCAT is also based there now, along with SpectrUM.
“For me, these are endless possibilities,” she says.
The new building has yet to open to the public, but Norby and Sykora have both been in the Makerspace, putting the equipment on for artistic purposes.
Makerspace senior partner Ira Sather Olson said it was equipped with many of the tools and services from the previous building,…