Lafayette Public Library and Lafayette Science Museum have opened the “Call for Makers” for Lafayette Mini Maker Faire, which is a free event scheduled for March 30, 2019. Science-enthusiasts, artists, inventors, crafters, tinkerers, artisans and Makers of all kinds are encouraged to apply for a free maker booth or performance or workshop time slot.
“Maker Faire is a gathering of curious people who enjoy learning new things and love sharing what they can do and make,” said Amy Wander, outreach librarian at Lafayette Public Library. “Makers who apply are encouraged to propose exhibits or projects that are interactive and that highlight the process of making things.”
“We look forward to interactive Maker exhibits for our visitors to have a hands-on experience with making,” said Blake Lagneaux, Lafayette Science Museum exhibits curator. “Our mission at Lafayette Science Museum is focused on STEM and STEAM fields, that’s science, technology, engineering, art and math. So Maker Faire is a perfect way to showcase those fields in a fun and exciting new way.”
To apply, visit https://lafayette.makerfaire.com/ and learn more about Lafayette Mini Maker Faire.
Lafayette Public Library and Lafayette Science Museum have partnered to produce the Mini Maker Faire for the second year. The family-friendly event held downtown at Lafayette Science Museum is based on Make: magazine’s Maker Faire model, which celebrates everything from science, robotics, 3-D printing and other technologies to art, quilting, metalsmithing, ceramics, baking and other hobbies and crafts.
The following are just some of the types of Makers generally featured at Maker Faires:
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