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What the Community is Saying
“I think it is one of the largest and one of the most creative Maker Spaces that I have experienced. My work in the Creative Economy has brought me in touch with many maker spaces around the country, and few of them have the kind of dedicated space that LaunchSpace has to different media (i.e., wood, metal, glass, paper, ceramics, etc.), and few of them have the breadth of programming that LaunchSpace has.
I’ve also been impressed that LaunchSpace has been so strategic and deliberate in creating the space and making it available to the arts and creative community. In other words, the leadership was sure to secure funding for the space and had an organizational foundation in place before it officially opened and became operational. Too often, maker spaces rush to open their doors without going through the due diligence that LaunchSpace did.”
Michael, Northampton MA
“I joined LaunchSpace to do a couple of clay workshops and to take advantage of the beautiful sewing area. It has been swell meeting people there, and the stewards are great!
This is a remarkable venue for so many different crafts. It’s amazing that a little community like Orange can provide such rich experiences for the community.”
Elsa, Orange MA
“The funniest things that happen to me at Launch involve finding something in someone else’s studio that is exactly what I need to complete a project – the “cross-pollination” is so exciting! CA finds a power strip at a warehouse and realizes that I need one so brings it in. I have weaving looms that Zander can use, Erica lets my “under-age” granddaughter join a clay hand-building class, Laura sands down some rough pounding blocks for me..these events are so much fun!”
Sharon, Shutesbury MA
“Because of LaunchSpace, I’m starting to believe I can do so much more with my life. I look at the world differently – I see things and wonder how they are made and why they are made that way. For years I had resigned myself to thinking most things were out of my reach. Now I feel so happy because I see there’s a lot I am able to do. Whenever I hit a roadblock, I have confidence that I can find a way to adapt. I am discovering how to create tools that work for me.”
Xander, Belchertown MA
Betsy, New Salem MA
“LaunchSpace means community. It is a place of learning, connecting, and putting that knowledge into practice. You don’t have to be an expert at your craft to find value in LaunchSpace and that’s what I think is the best part about it! Someone at any stage of their maker journey can start and work in the space.”
Sarah, Springfield MA