'Call for Makers' issued for entries to Westport Mini Maker Faire
Published 7:41 am, Saturday, February 28, 2015
The event showcasing skills and ingenuity of all kinds is planned for Saturday, April 25.
This year's theme will be "Things That Roll," and makers whose entries include things that roll will be included on the event's official website, www.westportmakerfaire.org.
But, according to organizers, the event will still feature entries from fields that include arts, crafts, engineering, music, science, technology and others produced by people with a do-it-yourself mind-set.
The tradition of showcasing leading-edge trends, such as 3-D printing and robotics, will continue, but this year's event will also include more traditional skills, such as woodworking, automobiles, arts and gardening, according to publicity for the event.
Makers from hobbyists to large corporations will be accepted, organizers said.
The Mini Maker Faire hours are 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, April 25, at the Westport Library and adjoining space on Jesup Green and the Taylor parking lot. There is no admission fee.
Approximately 6,000 people are expected to attend, which organizers say makes the Westport event one of the largest such faires in the world.
To apply to be a maker or sponsor, go to www.westportmakerfaire.org. and click on "Makers Apply Here" or "Become a Sponsor."