When I drive into Spring City to learn all about the Creative Light Factory, I’m only half surprised to find it in a real factory. I notice the tall brick building from my car and think, “Hmm, well that would be perfect.”
And so it is.
The Creative Light Factory is a non-profit organization that offers a creative space for writers. Workshops, events, support, and collaboration are all commonplace in this light-filled arena, where couches and coffee are conveniently scattered aplenty. White walls, gaping windows, and friendly green plants make this place everything a writer dreams of.
When I ask president and co-founder, Patty Kline Capaldo, what led her to create such a space, she tells me, “I believe creativity enlightens people.” If creativity is so important, she purports, it deserves a place in which to thrive.
She tells me the Creative Light Factory is a place that helps people.
“Whether they’re looking to ignite a creative spark, find accountability, or find a goal, I help people by offering support.”
Patty and the artists who host workshops and events here act as sounding boards, among other things. They work with people to find their voice, a routine, and establish goals.
“I meet people and watch them blossom,” Patty says.
Such wonder is not hard to believe. Personally, I feel at peace in this space. I feel inspired to write, create, and most importantly, to be myself.
The rest of the factory is known as the Spring City Mill Studio. It is a space that houses various artists, from painters and photographers to textile creators. Every inch of this place is brimming with light. There’s an indescribable charm here, where enthusiasm for creative energy wafts in the air.
And there’s always room for growth.
“I would love to grow our membership,” Patty tells me. “I would love expand our offerings to include other creative pursuits. I would love for CLF to get noticed by the wider community.”
I would love to see this place thrive as well. There is nothing more peaceful than writing, collaboration, and development, and finding something new. I hope this space will inspire you, too. Check them out HERE.
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