Ingenuity and Cleveland Public Library Announce 3rd Annual Cleveland Mini Maker Faire
Call for Makers Now Open
Cleveland, OH – (February 20, 2015) Ingenuity and the Cleveland Public Library announce the third annual Cleveland Mini Maker Faire (CMMF) to be held on June 6th from 10am to 6pm at the Library’s downtown branch (325 Superior Ave. E, Cleveland, OH 44114). Admission is free and open to the public.
This event showcases creativity, innovation, and interactivity from all segments of the maker community including crafts, technology, art, hands-on activities, and more. The CMMF will allow people of all ages to learn, discover, create, and play along with makers from the region’s business, non-profit, and scholastic sectors.
A call for participants is currently open. Individuals, groups, or organizations that would like to demonstrate inventions, crafts, innovations, technology, or creations are invited to apply. To apply, please visit www.makerfairecleveland.com.
“We’re very excited to be partnering again with the Cleveland Public Library this year,” said Paula Grooms, Ingenuity’s Executive Director. “Maker Faires are part of a national trend that are inspiring creativity and industry growth and we are very fortunate to have major institutions like the Library supporting this movement.”
“This event allows us to continue to fulfill our goal to redefine the library as a resource for exploration and inspiration,” said Aaron Mason, the Cleveland Public Library’s Programming Director. “Last year, the CMMF was the single largest one-day event held in the Library’s history, so we’re anxious to see if we can try and break that record!”
Ingenuity highlights the creativity and innovation that make Cleveland a vibrant place to live. We ignite the creative spark where the arts, sciences, and technology intersect. By animating Cleveland’s urban spaces with world-class, innovative experiences, Ingenuity provides a unique platform for exploring the boundaries between the humanities and technology. We do this through our innovative outreach programs, creative partnerships, and events, including our annual IngenuityFest.
Ingenuity, now entering it’s 11th season is funded by Cuyahoga Arts & Culture, The George Gund Foundation, The Cleveland Foundation, and the Ohio Arts Council as well as many other businesses, non-profits, and private individuals. The three-day IngenuityFest creates a combined economic impact of $4.5 million to Cleveland’s economy every year.
About Cleveland Public Library
Cleveland Public Library is the place for all Clevelanders to dream, create, and grow. CPL serves four million patrons annual at 27 branches across the city, lending more than 6.5 million from a collection of more than 10 million items. CPL services are also available at the Public Administration Library in City Hall, “The People’s University on Wheels” Bookmobile, Ohio Library for the Blind and Physically Disabled, and the On the Road to Reading literacy van. CPL is the home for the Ohio Center for the Book, CLEVNET library cooperation, and KnowItNow24x7 virtual reference service.
For more information about Cleveland Public Library, please visit www.cpl.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 show what they are making, and share what they are learning.
Makers range from tech enthusiasts to crafters and homesteaders to scientists and garage tinkerers. They are of all ages and backgrounds. The aim of Maker Faire is to entertain, inform, connect and grow this community.
The original Maker Faire event was held in San Mateo, CA and in 2013 celebrated its ninth annual show with some 1,100 maker entries and 130,000 people in attendance. World Maker Faire New York, the other flagship event, has grown in five years to 800+ makers and 85,000 attendees. Detroit, Kansas City, Atlanta, Orlando, Milwaukee, Silver Spring, Rome, Oslo, Tokyo, Newcastle (UK), and Shenzhen are the home of “featured” 2014 Maker Faires (200+ makers), and over 120 community-driven, independently organized Mini Maker Faires are now being produced around the United States and the world-including right here in Cleveland.
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.
Besides the magazine and the faire, MAKE is:
- a vital online stream of news and projects, makezine.com;
- a retail outlet for kits and books, the Maker shed;
- a stead stream of fun and instruction via our YouTube channel;
- Make: Projects, a library of projects with step-by-step instructions;
- a publisher of best-in-category titles via Make: Books, including introductions to electronics, Raspberry Pi, 3D printing, Arduino and more.