Heartland Maker Fest 2017

Meet the Maker: OumniPotent

We’re glad to welcome another returning maker to this year’s Heartland Maker Fest— OumniPotent! This informal community group promotes eco-friendly arts. They lead activities that are fun, creative, and functional. They would love for everyone to create a positive...

Meet the Maker: PaleGray Labs

Welcome to PaleGray Labs! PaleGray Labs is a textile collaboration of Theodore Gray and Nina Paley. We stitch science, math and art themed quilts on our commercial grade robotic stitch plotter. Putting the NERD in quiltiNg and...

Meet the Makers: Think. Love. Live.

Think. Love. Live. is about reimagining relationships and cultivating connection, with ourselves, others, and nature. It is my outlet to share photography, favorite quotes, and more recently, empowering and feminist clothing. My goal is to spread the message of...

Meet the Makers: Ctrl-Z

We are excited to have Ctrl-Z back at the Fest after a few years absence! Team 4096, Ctrl-Z, is a growing FIRST Robotics Competition (FRC) team from Champaign County in Illinois. Founded in 2011 by passionate students, parent and college mentors. Students come from 9...

Meet the Makers: Evelyne’s Intentions

Evelyne’s art spans a variety of materials, methods, and subject matter, but all have the common element of intention.  Her work seeks to create beauty and inspire through color, symbolism, and style. She has found mandalas to be a strong tool for meditation and...

Meet the Makers: Caroline Campbell

We are thrilled to have one of our youngest makers to date return! Caroline embodies the spirit and heart of a true maker – using found objects, things around the house, or resources from the I.D.E.A Store.  This year she will be building structures with PVC...

Meet the Makers: Epyon5

Epyon5 is a full time artist who resides in central Illinois. Although originally an oil painter trained in the fine art of renaissance style realism, his focus has shifted to a more contemporary style of stencils and spray paint while combining elements of old world...

Meet the Makers: Dot Dot Dot T-Shirts

Eco-friendly fashion from Dot Dot Dot T-Shirts! Dot Dot Dot reuses and up-cycles thrift or donated cotton clothing (Mostly Knit) and yard goods and remakes them into Braided and/or Tie dyed Shirts, Braided or Dyed Leggings, infinity (loop) scarves WayFarer scarves,...

Meet the Makers: Crass Stitching

Crass Sticking is needlework for terrible people made right here in Urbana, IL! Pop culture, rude, vintage patterns with a modern twist. Embroidery like Grandma used to make (if Grandma was drunk on whiskey). Crass Stitching takes a traditional hobby and brings it...

Meet the Makers: Skot Wiedmann

  Skot Wiedmann creates beautiful and fun interactive electronics. This hands-on exhibit will let you experience the combination of art and technology. Touch a circuit to make music. Play with interactive lights. After a few years of teaching people to build the...

Meet the Makers: Vinny Santanelli Music

We are welcoming Vinny Santanelli back to our stage for Heartland Maker Fest 2017! Vinny is a folk ‘n blues artist who combines harmonica, acoustic guitar and vocals in an altogether unique and unforgettable way. Having been influenced by American folk, Latin jazz,...

Meet the Makers: Illinois MakerLab

The Illinois MakerLab is the world’s first Business School 3D Printing Lab.  We are very proud to have them back again at the Heartland Maker Fest. Join us to learn how to turn objects into ideas, with 3D printing. Find out how you can become a certified maker in 3D...

Heartland Maker Fest 2017 is Almost Here!

Heartland Maker Fest 2017 October 14, 2017 | 9AM-2PM Lincoln Square Mall in Urbana HMF is almost here! Makerspace Urbana is thrilled to announce our annual Heartland Maker Fest! On Saturday, October 14, 2017  at Lincoln Square Mall in Downtown Urbana, makers,...

Meet the Makers: Moldover

New to our stage this year is Matt Moldover! Moldover designs and builds his own electronic performance instruments, the instruments built into his album packaging, and many other crazy gadgets! In his words: If technology and music are your life, brace yourself-...

Meet the Makers: Royel Bijou

Royel Bijou’s Trashion Fashion is back for Heartland Maker Fest 2017! We are delighted to announce that Royel Bijou will be returning this year to share her talents for turning recycled materials into new garments. She is working to bring awareness of recycling...