Our Mission and Story
To organize and provide studio meet-ups and discussions for the purposes of fostering maker culture in Richmond, educating the community on the processes used by individual local makers, and providing exposure for and access to local makers.
RVA Makers was established in 2013 by local makers Kyle and Johannah Willsey. Their goal; to foster community around people who make awesome stuff, and feature the creative talent that makes Richmond such a great city.
The heart of RVA Makers is the monthly meet-up. The third week of every month, a local maker opens the doors to their studio to host an evening of fun and fellowship. We keep the conversation going online between meet-ups with our lively Facebook group. We make lasting connections within the community with our Maker Directory where makers can connect and collaborate.