Immerse yourself in a world of creativity, innovation, and endless possibilities: Maker Faire NWA is back for its second year. It’s bigger, better, and more inspiring than ever before.  

The call for makers opened July 1 and will remain open until September. The Maker Faire is an amalgam of makers, engineers, musicians, writers, crafters, metal and woodworkers, visual artists, roboticists, and more to showcase their respective fields and expertise.   

“Maker Faire is a melting pot of local and regional makers sharing what drives them to create amazing things!”

Shelby Fleming, FPL Fabrication & Robotics Lab Coordinator

The Call for Makers application for the 2023 extravaganza is open, and makers and creators are welcome to peruse it to get a head start on their applications.  

The aim is to bring people together for a weekend of sharing, showcasing, and fun. Some may call it the greatest show-and-tell in the solar system. One of the valuable aspects of the Maker Faire NWA is the opportunity to connect with fellow makers, industry professionals, and like-minded individuals. Forge new friendships, exchange ideas, and explore potential collaborations.  

The Faire is scheduled for October 21 and hosted by Fayetteville Public Library staff. If you’re not sure where to begin making, then you can visit your friendly neighborhood library—in particular, the Center for Innovation at FPL—to get connected with resources and other makers and creators.