Maker Faire 2016 Call for Makers is NOW OPEN!

CLEVELAND PUBLIC LIBRARY AND INGENUITY CLEVELAND PUT OUT CALL FOR MAKERS FOR 2016 MINI MAKER FAIRE

The 4th Annual Cleveland Mini Maker Faire is scheduled for Saturday, November 5th, 2016.

 CLEVELAND, OHIO – Northeast Ohio is quickly earning a reputation as a location for creative innovators in the Maker Movement.  For the past three years, Cleveland Public Library (CPL) and Ingenuity Cleveland have partnered to bring together both makers of all backgrounds and skill sets and companies at the forefront of the maker movement for the Mini Maker Faire, one of the first of its kind in the region.  The Call for Makers is now open! Submit your proposal today to become a part of this exciting event!

“Each year we have seen the Mini Maker Faire grow in participation and attendance, and we see CPL as a vital asset to makers in our region,” said Felton Thomas, director of CPL. “The Mini Maker Faire is a fantastic collaborative effort to showcase why Cleveland is an important part of the maker movement, and how public libraries can be a natural convener of makers, companies, and people who are simply interested in learning more.”

The Maker Movement, made up of creators, inventors, crafters, and techies strives to inspire, unite, and inform while celebrating the DIY community. Last year’s Mini Maker Faire showcased local high school robotics teams, workshops led by the Sears think[box] and Makers Alliance, as well as exhibits from the more artfully-minded, introducing novices and experts alike to new inventions and ideas.

“Ingenuity is thrilled to once again collaborate with the Cleveland Public Library on the fourth annual Cleveland Mini Maker Faire. As the Maker Movement grows in downtown Cleveland and around northeast Ohio, we are seeing ever-stronger connections between education, entrepreneurship, and creativity that hold tremendous promise for individual lives and meaningful impact for our region.” says Ingenuity program director, Emily Appelbaum.

This free event will allow people of all ages to learn, discover, create, and play along with makers and creators from across the region. For more information, explore makerfairecleveland.com.   Contact Cleveland Public Library Outreach and Programming Services at OPS@cpl.org or 216-623-2921 with questions.

About Cleveland Public Library

Cleveland Public Library is the place for all Clevelanders to dream, create and grow.  CPL serves four million patrons annually at 27 branches across the city, lending more than 6.5 million from a collection of more than 10 million items. CPL library services are also available at the Public Administration Library in City Hall, “The People’s University on Wheels” Bookmobile, Ohio Library for the Blind and Physically Disabled, and the On the Road to Reading literacy van. CPL is the home for the Ohio Center for the Book, and CLEVNET library cooperation.

For more information about Cleveland Public Library, please visit cpl.org.

About Ingenuity Cleveland

Ingenuity highlights the creativity and innovation that make Cleveland a vibrant place to live. We ignite the space where the arts and technology intersect. By animating Cleveland’s urban spaces with world-class experiences, Ingenuity provides a unique platform for exploring the boundaries across these sectors. We do this through our outreach programs, partnerships and events including our annual IngenuityFest.

Ingenuity is now in its 12th season and is funded by the George Gund Foundation, Cuyahoga Arts and Culture, and the Ohio Arts Council as well as many other businesses, non-profits, and private individuals. The three-day IngenuityFest, which currently creates a combined economic impact of $4.5 million to Cleveland’s economy, will return September 23-25, 2016.

 

 

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