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Support Area 515 This Giving Tuesday

Tomorrow, November 27th, is Giving Tuesday. This is a national movement for individuals to show their support for important organizations. Area 515 would like to take this opportunity to encourage you to participate during this year’s season of charity and giving. As a place of unbridled creativity and collaborative learning, we believe the Des Moines […]


Celebrate Snow Day 2018!

It’s our 3rd Annual Snow Day! And our first at our new 108 Jefferson location. Come laser cut, 3D print, or solder your own snow flakes and snowmen! This year we also have leatherworking and woodworking projects. Projects willl take 10-30 minutes to complete, but there may be a short waiting time for workstations. Extra […]


Artists in Residence Showcase

On October 18th, the moody lighting and rustic decor of the Decades Event Center in West Des Moines hosted a showcase for the Area 515 Artists in Residence program.  This program was sponsored Prairie Meadows and Bravo! Greater Des Moines. It provided memberships to the Des Moines Maker Space for 4 artists in the metro.  […]


Prairie Meadows Donates $4,058 to Area515 – Des Moines Maker Space

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 […]


IoT Challenge with DSM WebGeeks

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 […]

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.


Celebrate Snow Day 2017!

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 […]