Call for Makers Open Until October 13th
The third Annual Wenatchee Mini Maker Faire is scheduled for Saturday, October 21st from 9:00am – 3:00pm at the Wenatchee Convention Center in Wenatchee, Washington. The Wenatchee Mini Maker Faire is a free and interactive community event thanks to the generous support of Giga Watt.
The Maker Faire is doing a last call for Makers, Artists, Performers, and Crafters to participate at the event! Applications will close on October 13th.
Any group or individual participating in the Faire who has made their own product can participate for free. Makers can also sell their products to the public. Commercial retail vendors are also welcome to participate at the Faire for a minimal entrance fee. Any groups or individuals interested in presenting their project, creation, activity, or performance at this event should apply online: http://wenatchee.makerfaire.com/ or email: firstname.lastname@example.org
In addition to the support of Giga Watt, local sponsors supporting the faire include: Microsoft, The Wenatchee World, Molina Healthcare, Chelan Douglas School Retirees’ Association, Chelan County PUD, Wenatchee Valley Museum & Cultural Center, Oath: A Verizon Company, Radarstation, and the Apple STEM Network. Microsoft is offering a matching donation program to support the Maker faire. For every $25, $50, or $100 donated, Microsoft will match the donations up to $5,000! Donations for the Maker Faire can be made online: http://wenatchee.makerfaire.com/
ABOUT Wenatchee Mini Maker Faire:
Maker Faire is the Greatest Show (and Tell) on Earth — a family friendly showcase of invention, imagination, creativity and resourcefulness, and a celebration of the Maker Movement. It’s a place where people show what they are making, and share what they are learning. Makers range from tech enthusiasts to entrepreneurs to artists to performers to scientists to garage tinkerers. They are of all ages and backgrounds. The aim of Maker Faire is to entertain, inform, connect and grow this community.
The Wenatchee Mini Maker Faire was started in 2015 under the organization of students from Wenatchee High School. More than 20+ students volunteered to organize and run the entire process in the inaugural year. The Wenatchee Mini Maker Faire was the first Mini Maker Faire in the world produced by students and has paved a way for students in other cities to follow.
In 2017, a new group of local students are leading the third annual Maker Faire. Under the mentorship of GWATA, students will lead all organizational aspects of the event. The following students volunteered to lead: Ashley Turner, Mandy McCallum-Clark, Emi Kolde, Layne Knipfer, Marcus Wagner, and Samuel Monson.
GWATA’s mission is to bring people and technology resources together to create a thriving community. As a 501(c)3 our focus is on technology, entrepreneurship, and STEM Education. GWATA serves 100+ business members and hosts over 3,000 attendees through our various events annually. In addition, GWATA serves as Co-Director of the Apple STEM Network which is focused on developing pathways for students in STEM, therefore opening the doors to new opportunities and careers in our valley.
ABOUT MAKER FAIRES:
The original Maker Faire event was held in San Mateo, CA and in 2013 celebrated its eighth annual show with some 900 makers and 120,000 people in attendance. World Maker Faire New York, the other flagship event, has grown in four years to 600+ makers and 75,000 attendees. Detroit, Kansas City, Newcastle (UK), Rome, Oslo and Tokyo are the home of “featured” 2013 Maker Faires (200+ makers), and community driven, independently organized Maker Faires are now being produced around the United States and the world—including right here in Wenatchee.
ABOUT MAKE MAGAZINE:
MAKE is the first magazine devoted entirely to Do It Yourself (DIY) technology projects. MAKE unites, inspires, informs, and entertains a growing community of resourceful people who undertake amazing projects in their backyards, basements, and garages. MAKE celebrates your right to tweak, hack, and bend any technology to your will.
The Wenatchee Mini Maker Faire is independently organized and operated under license from Maker Media, Inc.