Ready for February's Meetup!

Maker Meetup - February 8

6:30 - 8:00 pm

523 S. 2nd Street, Mankato

Twin Rivers Council for the Arts/Emy Frentz Arts Guild Building

FREE and open to the public. Tell your friends!

-The founders will give an update on our community makerspace progress.

-"Meet the Maker" presentation - learn Joe Herke's ceramic slipcasting technique.

-Meet fellow makers, artisans & crafters.

-Learn how you can become a supporting member!

Session 1-17 Featured Makers:

March 8 - 3D Printing - Daniel Halvorson

Session 2-17 Featured Makers:

April 12 - Ann Eiden

May 10 - Jackson Jones & Nick Bartell

June 14 - TBD


Join MMAG as we participate in community engagement meetings to discuss the city of Mankato's arts and culture plan:

  • 6 p.m., Tuesday, February 21

  • 10 a.m., Saturday, February 25

Sessions will be held in room 245 of the Verizon Wireless Center, 1 Civic Center Plaza. Each includes a brief presentation about previous plan and current state of the arts, roundtable discussions and performances by local artists.

Community members are encouraged to bring a small object, drawing, design, photo or description representing the theme "Imagining 2027" Items may be used in "Museum of Ideas," a temporary interactive display of the community's vision for arts and culture that will be featured in the Verizon Wireless Center lobby from February 21 to 25.

The six-month planning effort is a partnership between the city of Mankato, Twin Rivers Council for the Arts and the City Center Partnership. A goal is to develop a vision and make recommendations about how the city and its partners can build, strengthen and invest in people, places, communities and ideas that define culture within southern Minnesota. The plan is expected to link with other city planning efforts, including Old Town master plan, strategic plan and historic district initiative.

For more information contact Paul Vogel, director of community development, at 507-387- 8613; or Noelle Lawton, executive director of Twin Rivers Council for the Arts, at 507-387- 2387.

Make Events:

The Children's Museum of Southern Minnesota has wonderful weekly programs for makers of all ages!

3D Demonstrations - Feb 4, 11 & 18 - 10:00-12:00

Join guest Zach Koser for live demo's with 3D printers- this week Zach is building a human skeleton, one printed bone at a time. Stop up in the loft to learn a bit about 3D printing technology and see these machines in action!

February Loft & STEAM Activities: (see schedule below)

Week 1: Shrinky Dink Sculptures

Week 2: Taking Flight

Week 3: Home Depot: Valentine's Building Kits

Week 4: Textile project: wool day

Weekly Schedule:

Loft Thursdays: 5-7:00 pm

STEAM Saturdays: 10-noon and 1-3:00 pm

Loft Sundays: 1-3:00 pm

Be sure to stop in! $8 admission. Visit

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Julie, Rick, Kendrick, Joe, Deb, Cindy & Kim


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