Artist in Residence – Celeste Moreno

Celeste Moreno received a dual degree in science in art through the Biological and Pre-Medical Illustration program at Iowa State University.   Moreno believes that science and art are not opposites but are symbiotic pathways to understanding our world. Her work focuses on communicating scientific concepts through artistic and experimental methods such as digital painting, […]

Artist in Residence - Amenda Tate Corso

Artist in Residence – Amenda Tate Corso

Meet Amenda Tate Corso, one of our five artists in residence. Corso is an Artist and Metalsmith with a BFA in Jewelry/Metals from Metropolitan State University of Denver. She recently completed an Artist Residency with Ballet Des Moines. Corso’s studies led her to the realization that she wants to put her focus into “how things work.” […]


Side Hustle Saturday Recap

Most Side Hustle Saturdays are pretty laid back, chatty affairs for people with side hustles or trying to figure out if they can make it work. This past weekend, we switched it up and had Tom Swartwood from Drake Innovation come and talk to us about taking our hobbies to businesses. He crammed an unbelievable […]

Prairie.Code() Conference Raffle!

Prairie.Code() is a fantastic developers’ conference in downtown Des Moines on September 28-29th. They’ve partnered with us to give away a conference pass worth $350. There are two ways you can enter to win: Get one free entry every time you attend an event at Area515 – see our calendar for dates! Use the donation […]

Open Houses and Monthly Meetups

Hope everyone had a happy Independence Day! We’re back up and running for Open House at 7pm on Tuesdays! Come check us out for a tour, bring your project to show off or ask questions, or just chat with members! We’d also like to invite you to our monthly meetups! For this month: July 13th, […]

Open house canceled this Tuesday

…because it’s a holiday. Happy Independence Day, everyone, and please be careful with fireworks. Were you hoping to check out the space? Hop on our email list or contact us to schedule another time. As always, our members have 24/7 access to the space and are welcome to use it anytime.

All Summer Classes- Sign Up Here!

Sign up for our 2017 summer classes Art Explorations and the Science of Flight here. July 17 – 21  for students entering 6-8th grades Classes will meet at the maker space 1731 Grand Ave, Des Moines, IA 50309 https://www.eventbrite.com/e/area515-summer-camp-tickets-33648888732   Art Explorations Monday, July 17 – Friday, July 21 for students entering 6 – 8th […]

Intro To Arduino Class May 20th

We’re shaking up our Arduino class. Instead of a three week commitment, come do a one day deep dive into the world of electronics. Even if you have never heard of Arduino, you’ll leave at the end of the day ready to assemble projects and code them up! In this class, you’ll learn a bit […]

Grab pizza with us @Gusto tonight!

Tonight only, from 4pm-close, Gusto Pizza’s Ingersoll location is donating 10% of their profits to Area515. Let’s do this! They can accommodate most food allergies, and their pizza is great. No excuses — support Area515 tonight by eating dinner at Gusto! Details on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/394375310924252/