Glimpse the future and get inspired with the Arkansas Regional Innovation Hub at the fourth annual North Little Rock Mini Maker Faire at the North Shore Riverwalk on Saturday, May 12th from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Admission is FREE for all attendees.
Maker Faire is a gathering of fascinating, curious people who enjoy learning and love sharing what they can do. This all-day event combines science, art and technology to celebrate do-it-yourself creativity and tinkering. Part science fair, part county fair and part something entirely new, Maker Faire is an all-ages gathering of tech enthusiasts, crafters, educators, tinkerers, hobbyists, entrepreneurs, engineers, authors, artists, students and commercial exhibitors. “Makers” like Grav Weldon, Bryant Phelan, Jon Hatton, Randi Curtis, Diamond Bear Brewery and Flyway come to Maker Faire to show what they have made and to share what they have learned.
“The magic of making will be on display at this fun and interactive community event,” said Dr. Christopher Jones, executive director and lead maker at the Arkansas Regional Innovation Hub. “We are thrilled to welcome young people of all ages to celebrate Arkansas makers. The fun of making is contagious, but it isn’t just for fun; it’s critical to the innovations and entrepreneurship that grow the Arkansas economy and make our world a better place.”
Modeled after the original Maker Faire — known as “the Greatest Show (and Tell) on Earth” — the North Little Rock Mini Maker Faire is a family-friendly festival of invention and resourcefulness featuring: powertool drag racing, robot wars, drone races, rockets, DIY science and technology, alternative energy, bicycles, unique handmade crafts, music, educational workshops, installations, demonstrations and local food, such as Kathmandu Momo and Loblolly Creamery.
Those who are interested in participating and exhibiting can respond to the “Call for Makers” at http://northlittlerock.makerfaire.com. The deadline to apply is April 21.
Sponsors include: Make: magazine and makezine.com, Winrock’s Arkansas Regional Innovation Hub, Southwest Power Pool and Scenic Hill Solar.
Sponsorship opportunities are available, and custom sponsorships can be created to meet marketing goals and budget. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org or call 501-907-6570 for more information. Check out this video to see why sponsors love Maker Faire.
Sign up to volunteer, or get your corporate team or organization involved at: http://northlittlerock.makerfaire.com/volunteer/. Volunteers gain a fun and fulfilling experience while investing in their community. Volunteer shifts of varying lengths are available the afternoon and evening of Friday, May 11, and throughout the day of the event on Saturday, May 12.
ARKANSAS REGIONAL INNOVATION HUB
The Arkansas Regional Innovation Hub is a nonprofit organization dedicated to educating and empowering our community of Creatives, Technologists and Entrepreneurs to be the Makers of our future.