LEWISTON, Maine — The Call for Makers, Performers and Crafters is open for Maine’s first Mini Maker Faire! Museum L-A in Lewiston received the national license to hold the event – which takes place on Sept. 8 at the Bates Mill Complex at 35 Canal Street in Lewiston. Any groups or individuals interested in participating should complete the simple application at http://makerfairelewistonauburn.com by July 27.
The Lewiston-Auburn Mini Maker Faire takes after its enormous parent event, Maker Faire, which hosts tens of thousands of visitors in San Mateo, California each May. The Lewiston-Auburn Mini Maker Faire will be a smaller, community-focused event, but will follow the Maker Faire model of celebrating do-it-yourself creativity and tinkering.
Featuring both established and emerging local “makers,” the Lewiston-Auburn Mini Maker Faire will be a family-friendly celebration expecting to feature rockets and robots, DIY science and technology, urban farming and sustainability, alternative energy, bicycles, unique hand-made crafts, music and local food, and educational workshops and installations.
Eepybird, best known for their Diet Coke and Mentos fountain creations, will be among the participating Makers. Stephen Voltz, co-founder of Eepybird, says that the Maker Faire “is where science and engineering collide with art and DIY culture. It’s my favorite event anywhere on the planet.” More makers and creators will be listed and featured on makerfairelewistonauburn.com after the Call for Makers closes.
Follow the development of the Lewiston-Auburn Mini Maker Faire on Twitter @laminimakerfair, as well as on its Facebook fan page Lewiston-Auburn Mini Maker Faire or call 207-333-3881.