Open For Business

Classes started at CIADC one week ago today, and what a great week it's been. We're thrilled with first semester registration; classes are running in each department. We've seen a number of familiar faces and met some new folks. We've received some great suggestions for improving CIADC, and no screaming complaints! All in all, a great start to our new makerspace. 

We couldn't have done it without the help of our Indiegogo campaign donors, volunteers, community leaders and corporate sponsors. Baileigh Industrial donated a substantial amount of equipment for our Metalworking & Woodworking departments. Columbia College Chicago also donated equipment. Our Indiegogo campaign raised almost $11,000 towards equipment and set-up. And of course our volunteers have put their blood, sweat & tears into making CIADC a reality. It's been an amazing group effort, and we thank you all. 

To extend that thanks (and, let's be honest, raise more money for more equipment!) CIADC is hosting a party on June 19th from 7pm–11pm. We'll have food, drink, silent & live auction items and much more. Tickets are $25, and can be purchased here. We'd love to see you and your friends and your family and your co-workers, etc. In other words, we're excited to show off and welcome you to Chicago Industrial Arts & Design Center. 

Thanks again!
CIADC Board & Staff