Calling All ‘Makers’: Nashville Mini Maker Faire Wants You! Deadline for maker-exhibitors is Aug. 12
NASHVILLE, Aug. 5, 2015—Are you a tinkerer, crafter, instrument maker or master builder? It’s time to show off your work at the 3rd Annual Nashville Mini Maker Faire at Adventure Science Center on Sept. 12!
Organizers are seeking groups or individual “makers” of all ages, skills and interests to exhibit for free at the event. Information and online registration is available at www.nashvillemakerfaire.com/makers. The deadline for entries is Aug. 12, and a $1,000 prize will be awarded for the best maker-exhibitor, courtesy of Lightning 100.
Nashville Mini Maker Faire is an annual gathering of local and regional makers who showcase their do-it-yourself (DIY) projects and innovations in an expansive exhibition. From costuming to creative knitting, robot-building to car and cycle modding, the Faire assembles a cross-section of interests with the common theme of science and creativity. The event is outdoors and rain-or-shine. Tickets are available for online purchase at www.nashvillemakerfaire.com/attend.
Last year’s event brought everything from fully functional R2D2s and Daleks to 3D puzzles created by CNC machines, origami, jewelry and more. This year’s Faire will include a large-scale Power Racing Series exhibition race, which features kid-size, adult-driven electric vehicles that are modified for high performance and speed.
In a movement sweeping across the country, makers have brought more visibility to the DIY mindset that often takes place only in shops, garages and on kitchen tables. Mini Maker Faires enable these diverse projects and ideas to emerge into public view.
The 2015 Nashville Mini Maker Faire is presented by Adventure Science Center and MakeNashville and is independently organized and operated under license from Maker Media, Inc. Sponsored by Anode Inc., Metro Nashville Arts Commission, USCutter Inc., The Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee, Dana Holding Corp., GISbiz, Griffin, Jive!, NovaCopy, Emma, Lightning 100, Liberty Party Rental and The Terrace Catering. It includes exhibitors, vendors, workshops and performers from around the region from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 12, outside at Adventure Science Center. Entry to the Faire is $5 for adults/youth age 13 and older; $2 for children age 2-12. General admission to Adventure Science Center not included.
Program subject to change.
About Adventure Science Center
For nearly 70 years, Adventure Science Center has brought science to life for students, teachers and families in Middle Tennessee, Southern Kentucky, Northern Alabama and beyond. The Center offers hands-on, interactive exhibits and engaging programs that encourage visitors of all ages to explore how science is relevant in their lives. Adventure Science Center encourages imagination and curiosity in a fun, dynamic learning environment. It is located at 800 Fort Negley Blvd. in Nashville. For more information, call (615) 862-5160 or visit www.adventuresci.org.
MakeNashville provides the myriad of local maker groups a common set of communication and event resources. It is also chartered with the task of coordinating an annual Mini Maker Faire as well as providing coordination support for individual maker events. For more information, visit MakeNashville.org.
About Maker Faire
Maker Faire is the Greatest Show (and Tell) on Earth – a family-friendly showcase of invention, creativity, and resourcefulness, and a celebration of the Maker Movement. It's a place where people of all ages and backgrounds gather together to show what they are making and share what they are learning.
Maker Faire celebrated 131 Faires in 2014 alone and has reached over 2.3 million attendees globally since it launched in San Mateo, CA, in 2006, less than a year after the publication of the first Make: magazine in 2005. The ninth annual Maker Faire Bay Area welcomed some 1,100 makers and 130,000 attendees. World Maker Faire New York, the other flagship event, has grown in five years to 830-plus Makers and 85,000 attendees. Atlanta, Detroit, Kansas City, Milwaukee, Orlando, Pittsburgh, Silver Springs, San Diego, Paris, Rome, Oslo, Newcastle (UK), Berlin, Hannover, Trondheim, Seoul, Taipei, Tokyo, Singapore, and Shenzhen host our "featured" larger-scale Maker Faires, and community-driven, independently organized Mini Maker Faires inspire and ignite creative communities everywhere around the United States and internationally.
Located in San Francisco, CA, Maker Media has been widely credited with jumpstarting the worldwide Maker Movement, which has been a transforming force in innovation, culture, and education. In addition to publishing Make: magazine and producing Maker Faire, Maker Media develops "getting started" kits and books it sells through its Maker Shed store as well as other retail channels. Maker Media is based in San Francisco, and has offices in Sebastopol, CA and at the Palace of Fine Arts in San Francisco.