The Ellijay Makerspace is a new initiative from a bunch of folks in Ellijay, including some of the folks behind Ellijay Coffeehouse.

Our goal is to provide a collaborative workspace, community resource center, and a bunch of other stuff to the community here in Ellijay and Gilmer County, as well as the surrounding area.

We’ll have classes, competitions, job training, and provide access to a wide variety of tools, equipment, and expertise to help folks make whatever they can dream up (from feature films to plastic toys to hand-soldered computers and anything in between or beyond!)

We’ll also have meeting and event space, and lots of resources to support our local community.

We’re located at 54 Kiker Street, just outside of downtown Ellijay, up on the hill.

Memberships are $25/week, and we open Monday, November 29, 2021!

What is a Makerspace?

A makerspace is a community-operated workspace where people with common and diverse interests can meet, socialize, create, and collaborate.

Makerspaces function as centers for peer learning and knowledge sharing in the form of workshops, presentations, classes, and lectures. They serve as open community centers where anyone can come together to share resources and knowledge to build and make things.

Makerspaces provide access to tools, equipment, techniques, and resources that may be otherwise out-of-reach. Think of them as a public library where you can build a table, print t-shirts, battle robots, and publish your own comic books all in one weekend.