LYNCHBURG, Va. (WDBJ7) In Lynchburg, one downtown business is expanding their services.
Vector Space is a place for makers to come create. Members can work with tools, use a laser cutter, or conduct research at the downtown location.
After being open for just about two years, they are able to put their upstairs space to use. It took some fundraising, but they are going to transform the second floor into a place for more quiet activities like computer work and sewing. They hope to make STEM opportunities more readily available to the community.
“Having the knowledge of STEM as well as the arts and creative thought, being able to fix things in your life,” said Director of Education at Vector Space, Adam Spontarelli. “It's extremely empowering and we think it's important that everyone have those skills.
The second floor should be functional by early 2018.
“This means Lynchburg wants this,” said Spontarelli. “Lynchburg is interested in making things and not just consuming things.”