NWA Maker Faire is on the horizon, and we’re excited about all the fun things we have for you! 

What is Maker Faire? It’s a gathering of fascinating, curious people who enjoy learning and who love sharing what they can do. From crafts and fashion to robotics and 3D printing, we’ve got something lined up for everyone!  

The Scott Family Amazeum, RIOT Robotics, Pacific Antenna, INTERFORM, Magnolia Cycles, and Crystal Bridges will all be there, as will local makers like Bellamy Brooks, Stacy Pants, and the library’s own Emily Walker (aka The Cozy Librarian).  

If you’re looking for food, we’ll have that, too! Mika’s Market and Kyya Chocolate will have you covered with plenty of tasty treats to keep you energized all day, and local artists like Matthew Curtis (handeyeco), Makayla Long, and Randi Sparks (Pyrogenic Arts) are ready to inspire you with their creations.  

Even Shelby Fleming, the Center for Innovation’s own pride and joy, is gearing up for an art installation in collaboration with Acadia Kandora, who you might also know from workshops she hosted in the CFI this summer. 

NWA Maker Faire will be at the Fayetteville Public Library October 8th from 9AM-5PM with workshops, performances, demonstrations, live music, food trucks, vendors, and more! 

If you’re interested in joining our growing number of makers and vendors, registration is open until September 30th, so get those applications in!