Kari Cadenhead learned to sew and make things with her hands to have gifts to give as a child. She learned from her mother, a single mom, who made Halloween costumes and clothing for Kari and her sister.
This room planned for crafts and activities at Maker House features a mural done in the early 1960s by Mexican-born artist Salvador Corona. Maker House's developers are resurrecting this and the rest of the old Bates Mansion.
Co-founders Tony and Vanessa Ford are turning the long-empty Bates Mansion downtown into Maker House, a collaborative workspace geared toward artisans. This room will be something artisans always need: a coffee bar.