Applications Due March 19 for Maker Faire Lafayette – FOX 15

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Lafayette, LA -- Applications for this year’s Maker Faire Lafayette are due March 19, 2021. Visit lafayette.makerfaire.com to apply online. Science-enthusiasts, artists, inventors, crafters, tinkerers, artisans and anyone interested in participating as a Maker are invited to apply.

Maker Faire Lafayette is a free event for all ages produced by Lafayette Public Library in partnership with AOC Community Media and Downtown Lafayette Unlimited.

This year, Maker Faire Lafayette will hold a safe, socially-distant hybrid event online, at home and in the community the week of April 5-10, 2021. The Faire will combine virtual elements, take-and-make projects to do at home and small scale in-person events at locations in the community. It will culminate with ArtWalk on Saturday, April 10, where Makers will be set up at downtown locations along Jefferson Street from 5: 00 – 8: 00 pm.

“Our new hybrid format gives Makers and attendees lots of interesting options and ways to participate in Maker Faire Lafayette this year, so we encourage anyone who likes to create and is willing to share a demonstration with others to go online and apply now! Our team is ready to work with you and your idea to set up a small-scale in-person workshop or class, a virtual video online, a take-and-make project for folks to do at home or a booth at ArtWalk on April 10,” said Amy Wander, Outreach Librarian at Lafayette Public Library.

There are four ways for Makers to get involved:

  1. Online: Create a video with the help of AOC Community Media for the virtual portion of our Faire.
  2. Activity Bag: Create a Take-and-Make activity bag. Participants will pick up these activity bags from Maker's location and Make the activity at home.
  3. In-Person Workshop: Offer a small scale workshop with no more than 15 participants. All involved will be socially distanced and wearing masks.
  4. ArtWalk Booth: Set up a Maker booth outside at ArtWalk on Saturday, April 10, 5: 00 – 8: 00 pm.

Organizers will continue to monitor the coronavirus situation and adjust plans if necessary. Maker Faire Lafayette and any associated events will comply with all existing health and safety rules and regulations.

Follow Maker Faire Lafayette on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter for the latest announcements and information.

The following are just some of the types of Makers generally featured at Maker Faires:

• Student Projects

• Robotics

• Arduino projects

• Raspberry Pi

• Space projects

• Food makers

• Conductive materials projects

• Kit makers

• Interactive art projects

• 3D Printers and CNC Mills

• Textile Arts and Crafts

• E-Textiles

• Home Energy Monitoring

• Rockets and RC Toys

• Sustainability and Green Tech

• Radios, Vintage Computers and Game Systems

• Electronics

• Electric Vehicles

• Science, Biology/Biotech, and Chemistry projects

• Puppets, Kites, and Other Whimsical Creations

• Bicycles

• Large-scale Art

• Music Performances and Participation

• Unusual Tools or Machines

• How to Fix Things or Take them Apart

Follow Maker Faire Lafayette on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter for the latest announcements and information.

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