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

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!...
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4 Days Left – Support us at GiveIowa.org

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....
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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...
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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....
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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...
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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...
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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!...
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Artist in Residence – Ben Brown

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...
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Artist in Residence – Tibi Chelcea

Tibi Chelcea has been recognized for his outstanding work which demonstrates his ability to take elements and processes of traditional printmaking and combine them with operations of digital technologies. His work shows an astonishing correlation between old and new technologies, and issues of consumption, serial design, automated vs labor-intensive...
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Artist in Residence – Michael Van Dyke

A graduate of Iowa State University in 2005, Michael Van Dyke is a visual artist located in Des Moines, Iowa. An artist with an investigative and curious approach, Michael utilizes a wide range of mediums, including painting, furniture, sculpture, and photography as well as digital mediums of video and...
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