Maker's Night: A PlaceMakers Prototyping Workshop Series


  • Thursday, Sep 8, 2016 6 pm - 9 pm
  • Thursday, Sep 1, 2016 6 pm - 9 pm
  • Thursday, Aug 25, 2016 6 pm - 9 pm
  • Thursday, Aug 18, 2016 6 pm - 9 pm

LOCATION: Rochester Art Center - 40 Civic Center Drive SE

EVENT CATEGORY: Arts & Culture


RAC is hosting a series of maker's workshops featuring a roster of local experts including architects, urban planners, artists, landscape designers, engineers, marketing gurus, technical experts, and engineers. Every Thursday night in August and early September, RAC will host the makers to offer PlaceMaker teams the use of RAC’s extensive inventory of woodworking machinery, tools, meeting spaces, production areas, project support, and Wi-Fi. The public is also welcome to come and meet the Makers and offer assistance and/or advise.

As part of the PlaceMakers | Rochester Prototyping Festival on September 15 – 17, 2016, our community will be introduced to a unique concept modeled by only a few major cities including Oakland and San Francisco. Prototyping is a way to create, test and try an experimental model of a new idea or object.  PlaceMakers is a collaborative initiative involving a range of people like creatives, builders, architects, engineers, poets, and artists to come up with possible solutions to a physical space. Sixteen creative, well-designed and unique submissions have been chosen to participate in the Festival this September.

More information on the selected prototypes and Maker Teams can be found here:

Makers' Workshops are made possible thanks in part to the Bush Foundation, Rochester Art Center, Destination Medical Center and Rochester Downtown Alliance.

Makers’ Workshops
Thursdays, 6:00-9:00pm
August 4-September 8, 2016
Rochester Art Center, Rochester, MN

Special Guests and Experts (By Date)



311 Broadway Ave South, Suite A2
Rochester, MN 55904



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