Sun Gallery Makerspace
We provide a space for creative pursuits using technology, while building community through creativity.
What we’re about
We are Hayward’s local community Makerspace & Art Studio! We provide a space for creative pursuits where you can use new technologies such as 3D printers, a laser cutter, screen-printing, vinyl cutter, high tech design software for making art, products, and inventions, LED electronics, crafted wood projects, a tool shop, and so much more.
Outside of this creative space is our outdoor courtyard, which includes an event stage, bistro tables, sun shades and string lighting, all surrounded by beautiful murals and trees. You are welcome to hang out and work in this café style experience, enjoy a coffee, or hear & watch local musicians and performances.
Our goals for this makerspace include providing a space for new innovations and creative pursuits, workshops and classes for adults & kids, 3D modeling and electronics, and emphasizing DIY (do-it-yourself). We hope to bring people to work together and come up with new ideas, which can lead to entrepreneurship, and instill a sense of community between our neighbors, businesses and organizations.
We are funded by the Hayward People’s Budget and by our wonderful volunteers from the Hayward Techies & Makers club and the Sun Gallery community. We will offer monthly memberships soon in order to support our operations, however we offer free use as well, and you are welcome to come by and use our space whenever we are open!
We will officially open following our Grand Opening event on Saturday August 12, 2023.
Hours & Contact
We’re available for drop-in visits every Saturday 1 – 4pm. You’re welcome to join us during the Makerspace Committee meeting every Saturday at 12 noon where we discuss more of the business side of running the makerspace. Sign up for the Hayward Techies & Makers Meetup group to find out about upcoming makerspace meetings and events.
Please join our Sun Gallery Discord to communicate with our community online. Or email HaywardTechies@gmail.com about anything specific to the makerspace, otherwise email email@example.com for any general questions.
What we have
- OMTech 100W CO2 Laser Engraver Cutting Machine with 20″ x 28″ working area
- Original Prusa i3 MK3 with Multi Material Upgrade (up to 5 colors at once)
- Cricut Maker 3 Vinyl Cutter
- 2nd 3D Printer
- Soldering Stations
- Sewing Machine
- Art Supplies
- 55″ HDTV for presentations.
- Table space for a classroom of students.
How we are funded
We are funded by the City of Hayward People’s Budget grant in 2022, and with additional generous furniture donations from Greener Source. A big THANK YOU to the community of Hayward for voting for us! Without your vote, our makerspace wouldn’t have been possible. If you would like to see our original proposal, you may download it here, or watch a video about the proposal.