INK Art Space and Spark Literacy Center have joined forces to become one new charitable non-profit organization, effective June 1st. The new name will be revealed soon. The combined board is planning how to unveil our new identity and new name. We promise to share the surprise with you.

Brooke Matson, Spark's current Director of Programs, will become the full-time Executive Director. Our new mission and vision blend the priorities of both INK and Spark. We won't abandon the commitment to CONNECT, LEARN and CREATE.


Spark Center is a new, innovative nonprofit education center located in West Central Community.   With creative, health and tech workshops in a vibrant gathering space, we are looking to transform how our community discovers and connects to people and opportunities.  


A volunteer-run library and center providing:

  • Free access to technology, including wifi, computers, and software
  • Innovative and creative educational programs for people of all ages 
  • A welcoming and vibrant community gathering space to support learning connections

Spark Center connects people of all ages to opportunities for learning and provides access to educational resources. 

 

Connect

We help people connect to one another, resources, and ideas by bringing people's talents to the surface and helping them teach and support one another.  Our Community programs provide ways for people to engage with new ideas and each other.

 

Learn

Spark offers tutoring, classes and opportunity for self-directed learning. Workshops for adults/teens and Playshops for youth provide rich, fun, and student-centered learning experiences around the creative arts, technology fields, and the building of healthy generations.

Create

At Spark, we believe that innovation comes from play and experimentation. Using our space, technology, Maker's Lab and Living Resources, you can use Spark Center as a space to test your ideas, learn new skills, work on a project, apply for a job or design something new. 

 


Our Space

Our vibrant community space is perfect for reading, research, projects, meetings, community events, or a casual gathering of friends and neighbors.  

  • Space for individual reading or research
  • Meeting rooms for small group discussions or working on projects
  • Areas for large groups to meet and learn
  • Big screen and stage area for events
  • Children's area for programs specifically for infants, toddlers, and their parents

Interested in reserving Spark for your next meeting, presentation or event?

Our Resources

Our technology and resources can help you complete your next creative project, research project, or build a prototype.

  • Desktop or laptop computers for use in the center
  • Tablet devices for use in the center
  • High speed broadband access and free Wi-Fi in the center
  • Maker's Lab with access to tools, technology, and mentoring that enables creative and imaginative projects come to life
  • Member library with access to books, games, and visual media


Located at 1214 W Summit Pkwy in Spokane

 

Drop In Hours

Tuesday - Friday: 10am - 6pm

Saturday:  12pm - 5pm

Closed Sunday and Monday

Also open Wednesday evenings until 8pm during Kendall Yards' Summer Night Market through October.

Phone: 509-279-0299


Our Partners & Supporters

Ink Artspace
Spokane Create!
CenturyLink
Gonzaga University
Whitworth University
C.O.P.S. West
Holmes Elementary School
Project Hope
SCORE Spokane
Marmot Art Space
Kendall Yards Home Owners Association
Kendall Yards Business Association
The Inlander
The Spokesman-Review
Eastern Washington University
Spokane Falls Community College
Spokane Community College
Indaba Coffee
Spokane Regional Health District
Jess Walter
Spokane Public Library
Spokane County Library
Liberty Lake Municipal Library
Ammonite INK
Core Pilates
Mom's Tattoo
Spokane Symphony
Boots Bakery
Kendall Yards Night Market
 

 

Our Sponsors

Greenstone Foundation
CenturyLink
Meadowwood Technology Park
Windsor Crossing, LLC
Rockwood Property Management, LLC
Adirondack Lodge, LLC
Greenstone Corporation
North Gorge Residential, LLC
Jim and Mary Anne Frank
James and Nancy Barthelmess
Gary Graham
Kay O'Rourke

Our Media Partners

Corner Booth Media
The Inlander
The Spokesman-Review
Jeffrey Bunch, Photographer