Monthly Archives: August 2012

Our Venue, The Historic Fifth Street School

We’ve chosen to host the first Las Vegas Mini Maker Faire at the Historic Fifth Street School in the heart of downtown Las Vegas. We think that a school is a fantastic venue for an event that is billed as The World’s Greatest Show and Tell and besides being a beautiful building, there is a lot of history behind the Fifth Street School. I guess that’s why the call it the historical Fifth Street School, eh?

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What is Maker Faire?

Maker Faire is an annual event created by Make Magazine that celebrates makers, hackers, tinkerers, inventors and dreamers. It’s like a big Science Fair or a community Show & Tell where people can come and demonstrate their creations to a receptive audience. It’s also a little like a bite sized version of Burning Man where the creative spirit can flourish but without all of the naked people and dust storms. Maker Faire is an all-ages family-friendly event that kids and parents and grandparents can all equally enjoy. 30 year old kids are welcome too!

Photomontages courtesy of The Flirty Blog – be sure to also read her excellent recap of Maker Faire San Mateo 2012!

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Calling All Makers!

Do you create magical snow globes out of found objects and light bulbs? Can you re-purpose worthless car parts into a disco wind machine? Are you an artist with unusual pieces, or the instructor of a special astronaut yoga class? Then you’re a Maker. Creatives, tinkerers, DIYers, cinematic explorers, hopers and dreamers, you’re all Makers. And if you want to teach, share and show off what you’ve made to the world, then you’re a Maker and we need you!

This is an invitation for all you Makers out there to come show your stuff at the very first Mini Maker Faire in Las Vegas! It’s our chance to gather the creative community and show the world what this city can make. We ask you to fill out the form telling us about what you’d like to show at the Faire, so we know who you are and what you’re about. We will fit in as many booths and exhibits as we can at the February 2nd event. If your booth will sell something, (handmade goods, DIY kits, etc), a small fee may be required (TBD).

Our call for Makers ends on December 22, but don’t wait too long to send in your application. We wouldn’t want you to turn into a pumpkin or something – that’s super awkward for family photos. Click the “Makers Apply Here” form at the right to submit your exhibit. Your idea is awesome, we can already tell. We’ll see you at the Faire!