Under Construction!

Dream, Learn & Go Big challenge...

...we won!

Thank you to the Center for Innovation & Entrepreneurship, College of Business-Minnesota State University, Mankato and Southern Minnesota Initiative Foundation for the opportunity to compete for funding provided by their Community Growth Initiative. Cindy & Rick presented the project at the September 24th event.

MMAG was awarded $15,000 to assist with the Mankato Makerspace Project.

We are incredibly excited to have the makerspace become a cornerstone of creativity and innovation...providing space, tools, experience and technology...to the artisans, entrepreneurs, hobbyists and makers in our community...

...that means: YOU!!!

Thank you for your support!

Makerspace progress:

Under Construction!

The 5,000 square feet at 1700 3rd Avenue in Mankato is being built out under the supervision of Rick & Joe.

We have a lot of work to do, but we will keep you posted on our progress and targeted opening date.

Interested in helping?

Stop by a meetup or contact us today!

(email: mnmakersandartists@gmail.com Facebook: mankatomakerspace (all one word) phone: Julie 507-514-2921 or Rick 507-469-4010)

Equipment Drive:

To outfit our shops, we are looking for equipment donations.

Our wish list includes, but isn't limited to:

  • CNC anything- plasma, lathe, router

  • large wood planer-24" opening

  • chop saw-steel

  • metal band saw

  • welders

  • torch system

  • welding tables

  • paint sprayer

  • throwing wheels for ceramics

  • storage cabinets

  • book cases- shelving

  • work benches

  • sanding boxes

  • laser cutter

  • 3D printers

  • anvils

  • feeder table for a table saw

  • air hoses

  • dust collection system

  • standing hammer

If you have these or any "useable, yet unused" tools, equipment or supplies laying around, donate them to us!

We can pick it up!

Call Rick at 507-469-4010

(donation receipts available. If estimated value is $5,000+ an appraisal is necessary for tax purposes.

We are a 501(c)3 non-profit organization.)


Tin Cast key chains & Sneak Peek!

Kim Spears of Dotson Iron Casting will help us make tin cast "innovation series" key chains specially designed for this event using Dotson's "Foundry in a Box" activity.

Meetup will be held at the future location of Mankato's Makerspace!!!

  • Maker Meetup - October 12

  • 6:30 - 8:00 pm

  • 1700 3rd Avenue, Mankato

  • End warehouse area of Goodrich Construction building

  • FREE to all, special edition tin cast key chain included

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Thank you for your support!

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

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