What we're about

We are a blooming society who believe in community over competition. We hold regular Meetups both live and virtual for creatives and entrepreneurs to co-create an open space for idea sharing and goal building. Sometimes separated by distance, we’re always united by a shared desire to empower the creative technical economy of the Monterey Peninsula

Carmel Maker Space, established in 2019 by architect Thomas Rettenwender and filmmaker Mike Buffo, is redefining what it means to be a maker and creator. People of all ages and creative backgrounds will gather, both in person and digitally, to learn, share, and make. Carmel Maker Space aims to bring together local artists across multiple mediums to push boundaries, redefine what is possible, and explore the idea that there is Art in Everyone.

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Best of NYE 2020

Online event

Dear Friends of the Carmel Maker Space,
We hope you can join us at the (virtual) party tonight!

RSVP on Meetup to get your link!

Each year we host a smashing New Year's Party with keynote speakers presenting the latest in creative/technical design.

Instead of gathering in person, we're choosing to be your #1 resource for partying from the comfort of your couch.

Join hundreds of people you may know to watch a top-notch magic show, British comedy acts, a bizarre talent show by Snoop Dogg, Monterey musical performances, an epic drone show, and a grand finale in Las Vegas to watch the year explode.

Drop in anytime after 3pm when we rebroadcast live entertainment from all over the world. Consider this a channel surfing event on Zoom for us all to party together while we're apart.
Best of NYE 2020
One Zoom link to rule them all
A Free Virtual Event by House of 8 Media, Hosted by Remote Producer, Mike Buffo; a Zoom Party broadcasted from the Carmel Maker Space of curated live entertainment from around the world on New Year's Eve.

This all day online event will be streamed via Zoom. Link will be emailed to you immediately upon registration.

Live Program Schedule
Room Goes Live

A Magic Show

Kids' Storytime & Kitchen Folklore

"Rave to the Moon" live UK midnight celebration


The Heartstrings @ First Night Monterey

Comedy Extravaganza

Epic Scottish Drone Show

Snoop Dogg's Talent Showcase

Kiss off 2020 with a Las Vegas Explosion

Want to come and go? Simply check the schedule and drop in when you want. Register now on Meetup to make the Zoom room link viewable.

Want to receive the link separately in your email? Then skip Meetup and register here: http://tiny.cc/p8h7tz

Mike Buffo, House of 8 Media
Remote Producer

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