INAUGURAL MAKER FESTIVAL AT THE INTERSECTION OF SCIENCE, ART, TECHNOLOGY AND CRAFT

(Salt Lake City, UT) On Saturday, October 6, mutant vehicles, robots, kinetic art and their makers will descend on downtown Salt Lake City for a one-day festival of creating, learning, inventing, crafting, recycling, hacking, building, playing, recreating, tinkering and connecting. The Salt Lake City Mini Maker Faire takes place on Saturday, October 6th from noon to 10 p.m. at Library Square, The Leonardo museum, and The City Library.

Over 120 makers, artists, engineers, tinkerers, scientists, clubs, hobbyists, builders, teachers, craftspeople, technologists, designers and DIY enthusiasts will share their passion for making with curious kids and adults at the festival.

This family-friendly event features hands-on workshops, demonstrations, and maker conversations in a fun environment. Attendees can participate in activities such as learn to solder, print in 3D, program a robot, pick a lock, and build a mini-hexayurt.

At the Cardboard Challenge, build and play cardboard arcade games (hosted as part of the Caine’s Arcade Global Cardboard Challenge). At the Great Salt Make, upcycle clothes into a new costume or screenprint your Faire t-shirt. At the Artwheels area on 200 East (free to the public), see some mutant vehicles and free-range robots.

Information about volunteering and tickets is available at slcmakerfaire.com. Faire tickets include admission to The Leonardo exhibits; tickets for Da Vinci the Genius will be available at a discount.

About Salt Lake City Mini Maker Faire:
The Salt Lake City Mini Maker Faire is part of an international network of community-driven events inspired by flagship Maker Faire events in San Mateo, CA, New York and Detroit. The Salt Lake City Mini Maker Faire is community organized and independently produced by Benefete under license from O’Reilly Media, Inc, publisher of MAKE. MAKE is the first magazine devoted entirely to Do-It-Yourself (DIY) technology projects.

The event is organized with the support of The Leonardo and The City Library.

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For more information, or for high-resolution images, please email media@slcmakerfaire.com.