It’s time to funnel your passion, to flex your creative muscles, and stretch your imagination. The maker’s spirit lies within you, and MADE is here to help you harness your creativity.
MADE is the place where St. Louis Makers, Artists, Designers, and Entrepreneurs create and collaborate. Our co-founders, Jim McKelvey and Doug Auer (the guys who brought you Third Degree Glass Factory), acted quickly when a makerspace chain went bankrupt in St. Louis, leaving over 500 local makers in the lurch. Our friends at Cortex gave Jim and Doug the tools they needed to get started, literally. We snagged all the machinery from the old place and hustled on out of there. After a year spent rehabbing a 100-year old brick bunker of a building on Delmar, we plugged in our gear, polished up the terrazzo floors, and opened our doors in November 2018.
There is work in this world only you can make. Your side hustle, your bright idea, your passion project. MADE is where it’s going to happen. From the ground up. With your own two hands.
The Delmar Maker District is driven by a concept of LIVE – MAKE – SELL: giving current & prospective artisans and makers a place to learn, create and thrive while injecting new life into a stretch of Delmar longing for investment.
Learn more about the Delmar Maker District
Founded in 2002, Cortex is the Midwest’s premier innovation hub of bioscience and technology research, development and commercialization, serving as the anchor of St. Louis’ growing ecosystem for innovative startup programs and established companies. Cortex is a founding partner with MADE.https://cortexstl.com/
The Magic House, St. Louis Children’s Museum engages all children with hands-on learning experiences that spark imagination, pique curiosity, enhance creativity and develop problem-solving skills within a place of beauty, wonder, joy and magic. Open to the public for daily admission and summer camps!https://www.magichouse.org/made/