Sci-Port to host second-annual Mini Maker Faire

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Community makers are encouraged to apply to display their workmanship at the “Greatest Show and Tell”

Sci-Port Discovery Center will host the second-annual Shreveport Mini Maker Faire Saturday, Oct. 22 at 9 a.m. Makers of all ages are encouraged to apply  online if interested in a booth.  The event is organized by staff from Sci-Port, Centenary College of Louisiana, Shreve Memorial Library, R.W. Norton Art Gallery and Cohab Shreveport-Bossier.

Whether you’re a crafter, coder or performer, the Shreveport Mini Maker Faire works to empower all makers to participate in show and tell. Categories include engineering, arts, crafts, homesteading, science, young makers and other. Booths can be for commercial use, workshop or performance-based or to simply show your stuff. Hands-on programming will be available for visitors, such a soldering how-to.

“The Maker Movement shows us that we can create and innovate in what sometimes feels like a throw-away society. The Shreveport Mini Maker Faire displays what we as a community can create, whether it’s through 3D printing, quilting or performing,” said Sci-Port’s Senior Manager of Sponsored Programs Heather Kleiner.

The Shreveport Mini Maker Faire is part of the national organization, Maker Faire®, a family-friendly showcase of creativity, invention and resourcefulness. The original Maker Faire was held in San Mateo, Calif., in 2006. Since its creation, Maker Faires have emerged throughout the United States as well as Europe and Hong Kong.

Activities will take place at Sci-Port and surrounding areas. Further details will be announced on sciport.org and shreveportmakerfaire.com as the event approaches.