Makerspace Urbana is happy to announce that this year we will be hosting our annual celebration of local makers on Saturday, October 3rd at Lincoln Square Mall in Urbana. Last year was a grand success with over 1500 attendees and more makers than ever before. We look forward to continuing to grow in 2015.

Our Call For Makers is officially open and ready for you to apply. Our application will close on Friday, September 25th.

We’ll provide tables and chairs and electricity (if requested). We’ll handle all the publicity, and we’ll work with you on connections through Facebook and Twitter to get the buzz going. We are supported again this year by an Urbana Arts Council grant, so attendees will get in for free. It costs just $15 to reserve space.

Heartland Maker Fest has three guiding principles: “Inspire”, “Empower”, and “Connect”. These principles help us support our community and local makers in the spirit of DIY and craft. Any person or organization who embraces the DIY spirit and wants to share their accomplishments with an appreciative audience is encouraged to apply. We are looking for a diverse group of talented individuals to showcase so Apply Now.

Have any questions? Check out our website, or connect with us on Facebook and Twitter.