Community Betterment Grants will help fund Artist Residency and MakerEd programs at the Maker Space Prairie Meadows recently awarded Area515 two Community Betterment Grants totaling $4,058 to fund arts and education programs in 2018. Prairie Meadows is a nonprofit business dedicated to lessening the burden of government by promoting economic development, jobs, agriculture, and tourism […]
We’re partnering with the Des Moines Web Geeks and LadyDev to put on an IoT Challenge! Sign up here! Learn how to program your ESP8266 at LadyDev’s PLIBMTTBHGATY event on April 14th at Pillar Technologies. Learn how to create a basic web page or service with WebGeeks on May 14th at their monthly meeting. And […]
There’s only one day left for us to meet the GiveIowa.org 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!
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 GiveIowa.org.
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 […]
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.
Whether or not it’s snowing outside, it will be snowing at Area515 on December 14th from 6:30 to 9pm! You’ll have the opportunity to watch your very own snowflake get laser cut or 3D printed, then skate on over to the personalization station to decorate with glitter, paint, ribbon and more. We’ll also have […]
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, […]
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!
Ben Brown uses steel and wood to make art and furniture. For the vast majority his pieces use reclaimed and salvaged materials are used. The deep-grained patinas of weathered steel mixed with an industrial shape makes for a rough and naturalized geometry—a sort of aesthetic of primitive science. Much of Brown’s inspiration has come from natural phenomena and his […]