Biking, Creating, and Educating The Many Offerings at makeSPACE

by Hailey Foglio | October 25, 2019
Family Friendly Arts & History Nature & Recreation

Did you get a flat tire on a ride through Spearfish City Park? Are you looking for the right materials to complete that mixed media project you’ve been working on? Are you craving intellectual discussion and social examination? If so, makeSPACE is the place for you. makeSPACE representative Niklas Peters describes his venue as one part bike co-op, one part arts and crafts makespace, and one part community education center. In addition to hosting regular Author Talks and Artist workshops, makeSPACE offers consistent Bike Shop Hours and Open Art Hours for residents and tourists alike.


Peters says makeSPACE offers riders the ability to “find tools they wouldn’t otherwise have access to, fix-up old bikes, scavenge parts from old bikes” and more during the venue's Bike Shop Hours.

The bike space at makeSPACE

Need to have your brakes adjusted? There are always volunteers on hand to lend the assist. Need transportation? There are bikes available to get you to and from class, work, or any other appointment you may need to roll up to. makeSPACE is here to help make your two-wheeled journey through Spearfish as smooth as possible.


The Open Art Hours at makeSPACE are a perfect opportunity for fledgling and established artists alike to work side-by-side on their respective projects. If you’re looking for particular materials or looking to learn how to use them, makeSPACE has volunteers available to help guide you on your path to artistic growth and exploration. Whether you’re a guest in our town working on a project on the go or a community member looking for an artistic home, makeSPACE has you covered.

The mini-makers studio for children at makeSPACE


With regular reading groups, talks, and workshops, makeSPACE is the perfect place to engage with the conversations of today. Discussing everything from equity and sexuality to race and justice, makeSPACE keeps its calendar regularly populated with social conversationalists seeking to educate and inform townies and tourists alike. There’s no time like the present to start educating yourself, so why wait? Take a glance at makeSPACE’s regular schedule below to find a workshop that works for you! And be sure to check out makeSPACE’s other events on our local events calendar here.

makeSPACE Regular Schedule:

Artist Workshops: Saturdays 10 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Author Talks: Tuesdays 12 – 1 p.m.
Open Art Hours: Tuesdays 4 – 7 p.m.; Fridays 10 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Mini-Makers Hours (for pre-K kids & guardians): alternating Mondays 9 – 11 a.m.
Bike Shop Hours: Thursdays 5 – 8 p.m.; Sundays 1 – 4 p.m.
Equity Reading Group: fourth Tuesdays 7 – 8:30 p.m.

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