The goal of the SPARKS: Digital Media Art Lab, is to offer contemporary creative arts and technology to young,
socio-economically challenged people within the greater
Lynchburg area.

SPARKS Digital Media Art Lab – HOURS
Wednesday – Sunday: 12AM to 5PM
(Normal Gallery Hours)

Through the arts and in partnerships with local businesses and schools, Sparks opened at Riverviews Artspace offers  young people the opportunity to learn digital and contemporary creative skills.

While keenly interested in the medium, the technology necessary is not readily available or affordable at either school or home – denying teens and young adults the opportunity to obtain valuable skills that would enable them to be more competitive in the employment market. Therefore, by providing a Digital Media Lab with workshops and programs, we are providing opportunities for the community to learn digital literacy—a skill all will need as digital technology becomes more pervasive and necessary for expertise in the field.

These skills will be imperative to better employment. Especially for the youth who cannot afford to continue education post high school graduation. It will help break this cycle of perpetuating poverty.

We thank our generous sponsors the Best Buy Foundation, ELRO Trust of the Greater Lynchburg Community Trust, and the Easley Foundation for making this exciting program possible!


27” iMacs /RP580/CTO– 3 Stations
Huion H610 Pro Graphic Drawing Tablets – 3 Stations
Professional Headphones – 3 Stations
Novation Launchkey 25 Keyboard Controller – 3 Stations
On-Stage Stands KSP1000 Keyboard Sustain Pedal – 3 Stations
Epson SureColor T5270 36″ Large-Format Inkjet Printer
(Glossy, Matte, and Vinyl Inkjet 36” Paper Rolls)
Epson Perfection V850 Pro Scanner
Canon EOS Rebel T6 with EFS 18-55mm Lens
Pantone Color Guides (Solid Coated, Uncoated and CMYK C/U)


Adobe Creative Cloud – 3 Stations
Ableton LIVE 10 – 3 Stations (Coming Soon)

SPARKS: Digital Media Art Lab is located downstairs in Riverviews Artspace at 901 Jefferson Street, Suite G9, Lynchburg VA. 24504
Would you or someone you know like to teach a class in our SPARKS Digital Media Art Lab? Reach out to us with your proposal by filling out our proposal form.

Want to learn more about SPARKS or have questions?

Contact Stephen Kissel / Events and Media Manager –