Hart Street Makery

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The Hart Street Makery is hosted by Christ Lutheran Church in Old North Dayton, OH.  At the makery, kids are able to gather and connect with their artistic side.  Our motto is "making with the maker, creating with the creator."  The kids don't just play around with crayons, they fully engage with art, technology, and science to carry out some impressive projects.  

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Recent projects have included a life-sized plush manatee we named Amanda, a life-sized treetrunk recycling station, a repurposed portable gaga pit, and a composting station for the neighborhood garden.  During the Covid-19 pandamic, the makery is temporarily closed but we are still taking on some big projects with the kids.  Learn more below. 

Makery Projects


Using 6,000 repurposed bike tassels, we are creating a life-sized woolly mammoth.  Since the shimmering purple coat gives this mammoth a glamorous look, we're calling it Glammoth, the glamour mammoth.

The Maker Mobile

We're in the process of converting a 27' shuttle bus from the Akron MTA into a mobile art studio called The Maker Mobile.  We could use your help bringing this project to fruition.  Learn more about how to help here.  Thanks to the individuals and groups who have already contributed!

100 Sheep

Using recycled pool noodles, we are creating 100 life-sized sheep.  Based upon Jesus' parable of the lost sheep, one of the 100 will continually go missing and be found again.  Our sheep will display a stunning spectrum of shapes, sizes, and color.