Press Release

Makers, Performers and Crafters wanted for second L-A Mini Maker Faire

LEWISTON, Maine – Museum L-A announces that “The Call for Makers, Performers and Crafters” is open for the second annual Lewiston-Auburn Mini Maker Faire. The event will take place on Saturday, September 28, 2013 at the Bates Mill Complex at 35 Canal Street in Lewiston to benefit the work and mission of Museum L-A.

Featuring both established and emerging “makers,” the Lewiston-Auburn Mini Maker Faire is a family-friendly celebration featuring robots, DIY science and technology, alternative energy, bicycles, unique hand-made crafts, music and local food, and educational workshops and installations. Any groups or individuals interested in participating in this event should complete the simple application at www.makerfairelewistonauburn.org by Friday, July 19.

Last September Museum L-A hosted Maine’s first Mini Maker Faire. More than 750 attendees enjoyed a full day of fun and discovery covering a wide range of topics including wind energy, robotics, calligraphy and puppetry. They drove remote-controlled robots, rode on hovercrafts, molded chocolate, created and tested paper airplanes and more. Headlining the performances were AudioBody and Eepybird, who performed their Coke Zero & Mentos

Spectacular. Eepybird will return for its second year while additional performers are being sought. AudioBody is unable to “make” this year’s event as the Tardy brothers will be on tour in the Midwest.

The Lewiston-Auburn Mini Maker Faire takes after its enormous parent event, Maker Faire, which hosts 90,000 visitors in San Mateo in May. The Lewiston-Auburn Mini Maker Faire is a smaller, community-focused event, but follows the Maker Faire model of celebrating do-it-yourself creativity and tinkering. The goal is to: “Make, create, craft, recycle, build, think, play and be inspired by celebrating arts, crafts, engineering, food, music, science and technology.”

This year’s Lewiston-Auburn Mini Maker Faire is being made possible by the generosity of many supporters, including: Electricity Maine, Platz Associates, Bangor Savings Bank, the Walmart Foundation and Make magazine.

Follow the development of the Lewiston-Auburn Mini Maker Faire by visiting makerfairelewistonauburn.com, following @laminimakerfair on Twitter or becoming a fan of the Facebook page, https://www.facebook.com/LAMiniMakerFaire. For more information contact Kate Griffith at makerfaire@museumla.org or 207-333-3881.

About Maker Faire:

Maker Faire is the Greatest Show (and Tell) on Earth—a family-friendly showcase of invention, creativity and resourcefulness. Maker Faire is the premier event for grassroots American innovation. Community-driven, independently produced Mini Maker Faire events inspired by Maker Faire are now being produced around the United States and the world. The Lewiston-Auburn Mini Maker Faire is independently organized and operated under license from O’Reilly Media, Inc.

Caption: “Makers” – it’s time to apply to be part of this year’s Lewiston-Auburn Mini Maker Faire.

FOR MORE INFORMATION:

Website: www.makerfairelewistonauburn.org
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