Thank You Hayward Community for voting for us!
We won $31K in funding from the Hayward People’s Budget thanks to you!
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The Sun Gallery, a well-loved art gallery in Hayward for 50 years, and the Hayward Techies & Makers club are partnering to build community in this unique opportunity to apply for the Hayward People’s Budget. Imagine a Makerspace provided to the community for creative pursuits, using new technologies such as 3D printers, a laser cutter, CNC router, screen-printing, vinyl cutter, high tech design software for making art / products / inventions, LED electronics, crafted wood projects, a tool shop, and so much more! Outside of this creative space we’ll upgrade our outdoor courtyard, bringing the community a café style experience where residents can enjoy a coffee, watch local musicians and performances performed on a newly built stage, as well as an outdoor workshop area!
How this builds community in our neighborhood
The Sun Gallery currently serves the community by providing an area for all of its current programs which include Art Camp, outside small group music events, and the Annual Day of the Dead Celebration. Current programs inside the studio include field trip classes, art workshops, and also serves as a meeting area for creatives, including the Folklorico Dance Group, the Seniors Ukulele Group and the B St. Writers.
Our proposed upgrades to the outdoor courtyard, and of the Art Studio into a Makerspace, will further the Sun Gallery’s mission of Building Community Through Creativity. This will provide a space for new innovations and creative pursuits, workshops and classes for adults & kids, 3D modeling and electronics, and emphasizing DIY (do-it-yourself). It’ll bring people to work together and come up with new ideas, which can lead to entrepreneurship. These creative collaborations will enhance what the downtown area has to offer and instill a sense of community between our neighbors, businesses and organizations.