USVAA Makerspace to Launch – June 27

cc_ft_mcarthurWhat is a makerspace? Makerspaces, sometimes also referred to as hackerspaces, hackspaces, and fablabs are creative, DIY spaces where people can gather to create, invent, and learn. They often have 3D printers, software, electronics, craft and hardware supplies and tools, and more. The Culver City based US Veterans’ Artists Alliance is opening up a makerspace in San Pedro, and you are invited to the launch.

This Saturday, June 27th from 4 PM to 9 PM for the USVAA Fort MacArthur Makerspace Launch and Fundraising BBQ in San Pedro will premier the makerspace for all to see, Bring your family to visit historic Fort MacArthur, enjoy great food, a beautiful sunset, a wonderful view of the harbor at night, extraordinary entertainment and artwork by veterans and the company of great artists, veterans and friends of USVAA and Angels Gate Cultural Center. All donations are suggested: $25.00 per person. Children $5.00. Family of four: $50.00.


4:00 PM:

The Art Gallery, Ft. MacArthur and Angels Gate Cultural Center Tours begin.

Artwork on Display by

Teri McCans, Veteran, U.S. Army

Joan Pahoyo, Veteran, U.S. Navy

Robert Carlos Zea, Veteran, U.S.M.C.

Christopher Sweeney, Veteran, U.S.M.C.

Joseph Umali Fernandez, Veteran, U.S. Navy

Jeffrey Kausek, Veteran, U.S.M.C.

Outdoor Pop-up Gallery and Art Sale Curated by Robert Carlos Zea.

5:00 PM – 7:00 PM:


Hot Dogs, Hamburgers, Chips and Refreshments served. (Alcohol will not be served and is not allowed on the property for this event.)

6:00 PM:


National Anthem by Lisa Garisto, Veteran, U.S. Navy.

Introductory remarks by Amy Eriksen, Executive Director, Angels Gate Cultural Center.


Lorna Duyn, Veteran, USAF

Joe Gardner, U.S. Army

Mike “Mike the Poet” Sonksen

Armond Kinard

John DiFusco, Veteran, USAF

Carpooling will be available from AMVETS Post II in Culver City from 2:30 to 3:30 pm. Please call Keith Jeffreys at 310 559 2116 to make arrangements.


The temperature may be cooler in the evening. Please bring a sweater or jacket. There will be plenty of seating, but feel free to bring folding camp chairs.

We look forward to seeing you Saturday, June 27th at Ft. MacArthur in San Pedro.

The Actors' Gang

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