Calling all Makers!

We are THRILLED to announce that the South Florida Science Center and Aquarium in partnership with Hacklab North Boynton is hosting Palm Beach’s first annual Mini Maker Faire on May 14th, 2016!

Maker Faire showcases the amazing work of all kinds and ages of makers—anyone who is embracing the do-it-yourself (or do-it-together) spirit and wants to share their accomplishments with an appreciative audience.

What is a Call for Makers?  Basically it’s an invitation to come show your stuff at the event.  We ask you to fill out a form telling us about what you’d like to show at the Faire, so we know who you are and we can keep track all of you, and we choose as many as we can fit to exhibit on May 14th, 2016.

But who is a Maker and what kinds of exhibits are appropriate?  Pretty much whatever you make or do that you’re passionate about, as long as it’s something you can easily share with others.  Maybe you and your child have made a box car, and would like to show it off.  Maybe you make hats and mittens out of old sweaters you’ve felted.  Maybe you’re an artist and the traditional gallery venue doesn’t really fit the scale or the mood of your work.  Maybe you teach Indian dance and you could teach it to a crowd!  Or maybe you have a half-finished project in the garage that is just itching for a deadline…  This is your great excuse to get out the tools or the knitting needles or whatever it is you’ve been neglecting!

Your Mini Maker Faire submission can be a display of something you’ve done, an activity you offer to do with kids and adults.  But we are also looking for performers, teachers, food vendors and arts, crafts and other wares vendors, as long as they fit the theme.  If your booth will sell something (handmade goods, DIY kits, etc) we charge a $35 tax deductible donation for the booth space.  If you’re just sharing what you’ve made with the world, there’s no cost to exhibit.

The call for Makers will be open until April 14th, but don’t wait to submit your exhibit.   And don’t wait to tell your friends who have cool crazy projects about the first annual Palm Beach Mini Maker Faire!

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