​Exhibition: Elements of Making: Ideation to Creation - Opening Reception

Partner Hosted

Event recommended by MakeHaven but organized by a partner organization.

Sunday, July 31, 2022 - 2:00pm to 5:00pm

Elements of Making brings together organizations from around the state. In these growing communities, makers can access machine resources and pull from the experience of their peers to create imaginative designs. While the definition of a “maker” is varied, the disciplines include: creative coding, woodworking, metalworking, fiber arts, plastic manipulation, silk-screening, and more. By working in these spheres average makers augment their own skills in unique combinations through continued education and collaboration. Makers around the world use these ideals to lift up their fellows, combat income and skill inequality, and enrich their lives in powerful ways.
Elements of Making is a celebration of Connecticut makers and includes support from MakerspaceCT, MakeHaven, Spark Makerspace, and Fairfield County Makers Guild. By bringing together these communities of like-minded creatives, this exhibit will emphasize the artistry of maker creations. 
Submissions welcome through Friday, July 1 with the exhibit runningSunday, July 31st, 2022 to Friday, September 9th, 2022 at Ben Parker Studio. Come see compelling and creative works from the maker community!
JURORS’ CHOICE PRIZES: Our jurors will select works to exhibit from the submissions and award three (3) prizes.

  • 1st place: $200 gift card to sponsoring makerspaces
  • 2nd place: $100 gift card to sponsoring makerspaces
  • 3rd place: $50 gift card to sponsoring makerspaces


  • Danbury Hackerspace in Danbury (website)
  • Fairfield County Makers' Guild in Norwalk (website)
  • MakeHaven in New Haven (website)




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