Open Hardware Night

Do you have questions or do you want to work with like minded tinkerers on awesome projects? Come for Open Hardware Night on the 1st and 3rd Wednesday of every month.

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Clay Camp

This class is for children who wish to gain experience with clay. No previous art experience is necessary. Students will gain hands-on experience with building techniques such as pinch pot, coiling, and ...

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Creative Writing for Fun

Encourage your child’s imagination and self-expression this summer during the creative writing workshops, “Writing for Fun!”

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Yakima Maker Exchange

Your shop for fair trade and locally made. Come support a local artist or someone in the developing world. We're open Thursday through Saturday from 9am to 9pm and Sundays from ...

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Art. Write. Make

There are great workshops for kids starting soon: Art Camp, Creative Writing for Kids, and Clay Camp!


Become a Member

There's never been a better time to become a member than now! With open hours 7 days a week, more tools and equipment than ever, and with discounts to the ...


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Upcoming Events

Open Hardward Night

September 16, 2015

Open Hardward Night

Do you have questions or do you want to work with like minded tinkerers on awesome projects?  Come for Open Hardware Night on the 1st and 3rd Wednesday of every ...

Open Hardware Night

October 07, 2015

Open Hardware Night

Do you have questions or do you want to work with like minded tinkerers on awesome projects?  Come for Open Hardware Night on the 1st and 3rd Wednesday of every ...

Open Hardward Night

October 21, 2015

Open Hardward Night

Do you have questions or do you want to work with like minded tinkerers on awesome projects?  Come for Open Hardware Night on the 1st and 3rd Wednesday of every ...

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We are part of the Maker Movement:  All over the country and the world, people are taking back control of the things they own. They wish to rely less on disposable technology and material goods and seek to learn how to build and fix things themselves. This renewed curiosity, combined with world-changing, easy-to-use tools like 3D printing and supercharged by neighborhood makerspaces has turned many a jaded consumer into an engaged and excited Maker.


We are here to support the creative potential of the Yakima Valley.  We want our children to have the technical knowledge to solve problems and the creative ability to think critically. We want adults to have the chance to turn an idea into a hobby and a hobby into a job. Visit us from 9am-9pm Thursday-Saturday and Sunday noon-6pm at 16 S. 1st Street in Downtown Yakima or call 509-972-6430 for an appointment.

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