Public Events

We got space— you got ideas. Makeshop is a safe space for trying things out, sharing ideas & skills, and finding common ground. We've hosted over 30 community-led events, from maker meetups to rock shows to neighborhood dinners.

2020 events are currently paused due to CoVid-19.
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In 2018, we made our neighborhood storefront space free* a few nights a week to anyone with an idea or a dream, to organize their own happening.

 

Free, thanks to our generous sponsors, Studio Mesh, and the many micro-donations from community members that supported our events organizer in 2018.

To our complete joy, people from towns and hollers across the state showed up with the most amazing ideas, and self-organized the most incredible events, shows, talks, & happenings.

Some Incredible Events by some Incredible People...

Queer and Black in Appalachia

Paris is Burning Screening + Discussion
CAREWV (Call to Action for Racial Equity) X FAIRNESS WV

Beloved Community

Panel Discussion & Book Drive
LITERACY VOLUNTEERS OF KANAWHA COUNTY

Female Entrepreneurship in Appalachia

Studio Mesh X Boss Babes X
84 Agency X Chow Thai X Vandalia Donuts

Reading + Literary Panel

The Process and a Sense of Place
BOSS BABES WV X TRAVELIN’ APPALACHIANS REVUE

The Itinerant Printer

Lecture + Pop-Up Shop
BASE CAMP PRINTING X THE ITINERANT PRINTER

Shout Your Abortion

Zine-making Workshop
WOMEN’S HEALTH CENTER X BOSS BABES

And then, even more events...

Design with Empathy

The Making of a Superhero
MESH X MAKESHOP

Spinster Records Travelin’ Show

EMILY HILLARD

Indie-Pop Show

HOLLER HEALTH JUSTICE

Textile Design: Macrame Workshop

THE HIPPIE’S DAUGHTER X BOSS BABES WV

Moving Pictures

Beautiful Losers Film Screening
BASE CAMP PRINTING CO X KINSHIP GOODS

ColorInn

Pop-up Drawing Studio
DOMENICA QUEEN

From food to art, macrame to superheroes, abortion zines, indie-pop shows, dream drawing to creative talks, we’ve been a space for West Virginia to try out that idea and invite others into the process.

Interested in hosting a workshop or an event? Share the deets on your big idea, and when we re-open, we’ll be planning the new way forward with you.