Limitless: Leading Tucson’s Future!

  Join us for the second installment of Limitless: Leading Tucson’s Future series, this time featuring our very own Joe O’Connell, Founder, President and Artistic Director of Creative Machines. This event will also feature Randi Dorman, candidate for Mayor of Tucson, Chairwoman at Downtown Tucson Partnership, former President of MOCA Tucson and owner at R+R Developer. Thursday, June 20th from 6-8pm 4141 E Irvington Rd, Tucson, AZ 85714 P.S. – Stilt walkers? People on cranes? Cool art? Stay for the after party!  

Creative Machines Featured on AZ Weekend!

We have been featured by KOLD News 13‘s Arizona Weekend blog! Thanks so much for coming down to shop and learning about what we do and sharing our story with the community and beyond. Here is the video they made after visiting our workshop in south Tucson and talking with Creative Machines Founder, President, and Artistic Director Joe O’Connell.  ⭐️ See the full article here → This inventive Tucson business is an engineer’s paradise

Growing Home Featured in Modern Luxury San Diego

Growing Home was recently featured in Modern Luxury San Diego. We are so proud of this piece and can already see it begin to make a lasting impression on the surrounding community. “I wish to express how impressed I am with your work, “Growing home!” You are indeed the special artist and craftsman we wanted to make Park/12 a unique setting for residents and public alike.” – Jerry Brand, Senior Managing Director, Greystar Check out the digital version of Modern Luxury San Diego here!

MOXI Wins Best Museum in Santa Barbara Two Years in a Row!

We are proud to say that MOXI, The Wolf Museum of Exploration + Innovation has once again won the designation of Best Museum in Santa Barbara for the second consecutive year! Here is what the Santa Barbara Independent had to say about the museum: “Newsflash: MOXI ain’t just for kids, and that’s why it’s quickly risen to the top of Santa Barbara’s competitive museum pack, winning this award for the second year in a row. Science and technology for all ages are intertwined into the educational, hands-on exhibits, and MOXI can throw quite an […]

Year in Review — A Look Back at 2017

2017 has been a busy year for us at Creative Machines. Wings Over Water won Best Art Installation in Houston Press’s Best of Houston 2017 issue. MOXI, The Wolf Museum of Exploration + Innovation, for whom we built the endless array of interactive exhibits, won Best Museum + Best Family Fun Spot for 2017 for the Santa Barbara Independent’s Best of Santa Barbara issue, among other recognitions. These projects wouldn’t be successful without the support of the communities that continuously engage with our work, and for that we thank you. […]

We Won! 2017 Santa Barbara Beautiful – Presidential Award!

Each year the Santa Barbara Beautiful organization acknowledges outstanding community beautification projects throughout the city each year through its Awards Programs; this year, Creative Machines has been chosen as the winner of the 2017 President’s Award in Exhibits Fabrication for MOXI, The Wolf Museum of Exploration + Innovation. MOXI emphasizes STEAM learning; STEAM is an educational approach to learning that uses Science, Technology, Engineering, the Arts and Mathematics as access points for guiding student inquiry, dialogue, and critical thinking. Santa Barbara Beautiful chooses from small do-it-yourself projects to, theatres, large […]

MOXI’s Grand Opening was a Huge Success!

MOXI, The Wolf Museum of Exploration + Innovation is now open! The grand opening was on February 25th and was a huge success! MOXI, The Wolf Museum of Exploration + Innovation features exhibits that inspire creativity and wonder, encouraging kids of all ages to learn new things and challenge their minds. MOXI emphasizes STEAM learning; STEAM is an educational approach to learning that uses Science, Technology, Engineering, the Arts and Mathematics as access points for guiding student inquiry, dialogue, and critical thinking.

Lite-BiTE wins 2015 Gold Award of Excellence!

Lite-BiTE won the 2015 Gold Award of Excellence: Outdoor/Environmental Advertising – Trade Show Exhibit from the Academy of Interactive & Visual Arts! The Communicator Awards is sanctioned and judged by the Academy of Interactive & Visual Arts, an invitation-only group consisting of top-tier professionals from acclaimed media, communications, advertising, creative and marketing firms. AIVA members include executives from organizations such as Airtype Studio, Big Spaceship, Conde Nast, Coach, Disney, The Ellen Degeneres Show, Estee Lauder, Fry Hammond Barr, Lockheed Martin, MTV Networks, Pitney Bowes, rabble+rouser, Sotheby’s Institute of Art, Time, […]

Creative Machines featured in Bright 2!

Today is the release of Bright 2, a book by Frame Publications featuring Architectural Illumination and Light Installations. Bright 2 features some of our projects like Brilliance, Chinook Arc, Fish Bellies and Texas Rising, along with many other interesting installations from other artists and architects around the world. To read more about Bright 2 or to purchase your own printed copy of the book, click here.

Lite BiTE Featured in ASH News Daily

The Lite BiTE is up at the 56th ASH (American Society Hematology) Annual Meeting and Exposition in San Francisco! This traffic builder is already drawing attention and was featured in ASH News Daily. Lite-BiTE is a play on the children’s toy, Lite Brite, but at a monumental scale and includes giant moving T cell interactions with a cancer cell.We created it to showcase an investigational technology, BiTE (Bispecific T cell Engager), from the biotechnology company AMGEN. The interactive exhibit allows visitors to bridge T cells and cancer cells through the use […]

Chinook Arc Featured in Installation Magazine

Installation Magazine recently featured an article about Chinook Arc describing how the piece acts as a social catalyst for the area. The article provides in depth descriptions of the artwork and beautiful photographs from Paul McGrath. Installation Magazine’s goal is to “Fuse technology with art and make artists, galleries, fairs and museums more accessible to everyone.” Chinook Arc perfectly fits into their mission by bringing technologically based artwork into the public sphere. Click the link to read the article:

The Steampunk User’s Manual features Ballroom Luminoso!

Ballroom Luminoso is featured in a new book coming out this week! The Steampunk User’s Manual by Jeff VanderMeer and Desirina Boskovich is a compilation of unique art, fashion, architecture, crafts, music, performance and storytelling projects featuring the Steampunk aesthetic. They included an image of Ballroom Luminoso in the Architecture and Interior Design section. You can see an excerpt from the book below. As Abrams Image describes: “A large part of its appeal is that, at its core, Steampunk is about doing it yourself: building on the past while also […]