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Showcase puts emphasis on the innovator class
Discovery Place hosts Mini Maker Faire
Published Thursday, July 16, 2015 9:50 am
by Ashley Mahoney

Discovery Place is hosting the Mini Maker Faire on Oct. 10 to celebrate innovators of all ages.















Do it yourself.

Discovery Place’s inaugural Mini Maker Faire on October 10 encourages everyone to do just that.

“Charlotte has a very strong community of innovators, and we are thrilled Discovery Place has the opportunity to help showcase and celebrate the people who make our city a great place to live and work,” said Catherine Wilson Horne, president and CEO of Discovery Place.

The showcase, which will be held at Discovery Place as well as along North Tryon Street between 6th and 7th streets, will last from 10 a.m.-4 p.m.

Designed to celebrate the innovation of the human spirit the event does not restrict itself to a specific age group.

“Our goal is to educate and engage the local community with the maker movement in order to attract and inspire curious thinkers, doers and learners, in addition to serving as a platform for local and regional talent,” Horne said.

The combination of technology, art, and science encourages individuals of all ages to get creative and think beyond the bounds to what traditionally defines art and combine it with what typically has only been seen as science. In a diverse community like the Queen City, the Mini Maker Faire will have something for everyone as the ultimate show and tell. With the rise of websites like Pinterest, homemade gifts or crafts have gone from the odious gifts pulled out whenever said giver visits to an innovative aspect of daily life.

Applications for the Charlotte Mini Maker Faire are online at cltmakerfaire.org before August 24.  


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