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One Day Left! Help us meet our $500 match!

One Day Left! Help us meet our $500 match!

There’s only one day left for us to meet the matching challenge! The Greater Iowa Credit Union is giving us $500 and covering all GiveIowa transaction fees. They are challenging you to match that $500. Please help us get there!

4 Days Left - Support us at

4 Days Left – Support us at

GiveIowa is generously donating $500 to Area515, and has challenged the community to match that donation. There are only 4 days left! Every $10 or $20 helps meet our goal, and the Greater Iowa Credit Union covers the transaction fee. Donate today at

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GiveIowa helps Area515 – You can too!

We are thrilled to announce that Area515 is one of GiveIowa’s selected charities this month! Greater Iowa Credit Union began GiveIowa to further its message of what being a cooperative is all about: helping the causes and non-profit organizations that are important to their/our members and coming together for the good of our communities. GiveIowa […]

It's #GivingTuesday

It’s #GivingTuesday

Is your employer offering a special match for Giving Tuesday donations? Are you looking for a local cause? Area515 supports local arts, education, and entrepreneurs. We’re also a 501(c)3! Search your donation system for “Des Moines Maker Space”, or make a one-time donation on our membership page.


PSA: Fire Extinguisher Recall

Shop safety isn’t exciting to talk about, but it’s pretty important. If you don’t have fire extinguishers handy in your shop, you should get some. If you do, go check them — because Kidde is recalling a ton of fire extinguishers. Basically if it has a plastic handle and was made between 1973 – 2017, […]

Art Show @ Area515!

Our resident artists are showing their work this evening from 6 – 9pm. Come down, enjoy some refreshments, and see some really cool stuff. See you there!

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.

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:

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How Companies Get Hacked – Less than 1 week to register!

How Companies Get Hacked  (And What You Can Do About It!) In partnership with the Area515 Maker Space When: Wednesday, March 29th at 7pm Where: Area515 Maker Space – 1731 Grand Ave, Des Moines, IA 50309 Cost: Free! Just be sure to register at the link below Details: Instructor: Sherri Davidoff, CEO and Founder of LMG Security Presentation […]

How Companies Get Hacked (And What You Can Do About It!)

Sherri Davidoff, CEO of LMG Security, is offering a free talk on cybersecurity. Registration is required — get your seat now! Join us Wednesday, March 29, 7 – 10pm, and feel free to forward the registration link to anyone else who is interested. Professional hackers around the world target YOU in attempts to gain access […]