Kristy Hilands
Kristy has been directing operations for creative and scientific endeavors since 1999. She has dedicated her career path to the promotion and public understanding of science, technology and art. This path was seeded during her undergraduate years at Carnegie Mellon, where she lead projects, teams, and events for students in STEAM fields. Inspired by her love of science, Kristy spent the next seven years running operations and outreach for the Fraser Interdisciplinary Research Lab and Biological Imaging Center at Caltech. She completed her MBA during this time, fully integrating her work with her studies. From 2010 to 2012 Kristy ran and participated in events for Mindshare LA - a monthly social networking, interactive art, and science/tech event in downtown Los Angeles. 

When she is not making things run, Kristy likes to create beautiful paintings and lead creative projects. Recent projects include the creation of a 24x28ft. floating platform and art gallery for the Ephemerisle Festival, an immersive fabric installation for The Institute Village at Burning Man, art curation for the Priceless Festival, and designing the "Arts of Heroism" event at TheGlint in San Francisco, where she showcased several of her paintings as their Artist in Residence. Her paintings can now be seen on the walls of Langton Laboratories, in San Francisco's SoMa district.

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Kristy Hilands
Nov 29, 2016

kitLab Maker Market
Sunday, December 4, 2016, 1:00pm - 5pm
The Gingerbread House - 725 5th Street at Brush

A faire showcasing creations and inventions from local artists and makers!

Featuring: Surprising Gifts, Artist Demos, Hands-on Activities, Music and Live Entertainment, the opportunity to BUY LOCAL and support BAY AREA ARTISTS!

Artists will display works in progress – Come learn about their process of creation!

This event is FREE and Open To All – Rain or Shine

Confirmed Artists:
- Rob Bell - Zomadic Artifacts
- Jason Porath - Rejected Princesses
- Ashley Newton/Sean Stevens - Interactive Robotic Flowers
- Anna Hirsch - pyrographic #NotFeathers
- Jen Angel - Angel Cakes
- Rennie Lum - All Squishy Inside
- Catherine Rose - The Eye-Line Clothing, books, prints
- Julien Hartline - Flickerstrip
- Stacy Speyer - Cubes and Things
- Miju Han - Art by Hallucinations+Dreams / prints + originals
- Marianna Segar - Cards, prints, and original drawings
- Nicole Catrett - Mouse Workshop
- Le Mysterium Collective
- Anthony "T" Maes" - Generations Deep - Laser engraved art
- Diana Stapleton - Mandalas
- Chris Cerrito - BrushBots
- Jennifer Devine - Revolution Gear and Prints
- Amber Lee Baker - music!

This event is a collaboration between kitLAB and the Gingebread House in Oakland. We couldn't be more excited about this collaboration, and we are thrilled to be able to give our favorite artists and makers this great exposure!
Check out the Facebook event page for artist updates and details about the event. It’s going to be so good!

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Kristy Hilands

Dear neighbors,

We're excited to announce that kitLAB will be hosting a Maker Market on December 4th, offering great local artists & inventors the chance to exhibit and sell their creations! This project is a partnership between kitLAB and the Gingerbread House in Oakland. We couldn't be more excited about this collaboration, and we're thrilled to be able to give our favorite artists and makers this great exposure!

We invite you to RSVP on our Facebook Event. We'll be posting artist updates there over the coming month, and more fun details about the event. Please feel free to promote this event and help us spread the word!

And if you haven't done so yet, please consider "liking" us on our kitLAB Facebook page - we have more exciting updates in store!

Have a great weekend,
Kristy + North

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Posted Nov 4, 2016
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Kristy Hilands

We’re excited to let you know that over the past couple of months, we've been working hard to solidify the form and mission of kitLAB - a new maker-type space, located at 5447 Telegraph Avenue in Oakland, near Temescal. kitLAB will be a hub for budding and experienced artists, engineers, educators, activists, creative changemakers, and local community members to make tools, kits and artworks to share and evolve together. Working in collaboration with the East Bay Community Space, kitLAB’s mission will be to resource and develop people’s innate abilities into skills for creating ever more complex, elegant and useful works to offer back to the community.

If you’d like to learn more about our mission and vision, and follow our progress in the coming months as we work toward our opening in late-fall, we encourage you to take a look at our evolving kitLAB website - We also invite you to follow us on our kitLAB Facebook page -!

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Posted Jul 15, 2016
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