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We support the creative potential of the Yakima Valley by providing the tools to make almost anything, space to build ideas, and co-learning for all ages.

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Be a part of the maker movement, meet new folks, create, innovate, and invest in Downtown Yakima.

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Yakima Maker Exchange

Fair trade and locally made products Open Thursdays and Fridays from 10am to 6pm or by appointment.

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We are a 503c investing in our Yakima community by providing workshops and creative outlets for children and adults, a colaborative making environment, and a flexible facility.  Would you consider joining in this cause and investing your time, talent, and/or resources to help the Yakima Maker Space make a difference in our valley?

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Upcoming Events

September 22, 2014

Yakima Valley Artists Night

Come and join other artists for a couple of hours.  Bring your project to work on and enjoy some collaboration!  Free event that is open to any artist. 

September 23, 2014

3D Printing Workshop

Come and learn how to build a 3D printer.  It will take approximately 4 weeks to complete and you will go home with a working 3D printer.

September 25, 2014

Maker Exchange Open

Fair trade and locally made products.   The Maker Exchange is a retail venue in downtown Yakima connecting Central Washington craftsmen and artisans with the Yakima market. We also partner ...

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IMG_9935Are you a tinkerer, inventor, programmer, DIYer, woodworker, artist, entrepreneur, builder, mechanic, designer, crafter, skill-sharer, or engineer?  Do you have an idea you'd like to build, but don't have access to the right tools, skills or space?  Do you want to be part of a community where people like to make things?  Well, then, we want you!

We support the creative potential of the Yakima Valley by providing the tools to make almost anything, space to build ideas, and co-learning for all ages.
 
At Yakima Maker Space we believe that making things with others is a powerful creative engine, that learning by doing teaches better than a textbook, and that access to tools and a supportive community will launch the next generation of entrepreneurs in Yakima.  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.  Come on in and check us out and see how you fit in today!

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