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Maker Faire allows artists to show off their skills

Morgan Aguilar
March 29, 2018 06:59 AM

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. - Leaders of the Albuquerque Mini Maker Faire have sent out a call for entries.

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Maker Faires take place all over the country, and this will be the 7th annual event in the Duke City. Founder Charel Morris describes it as a cross between a state fair and a science fair.

“Each one is unique because we have new makers coming in all the time,” said Morris.

It’s an interactive event for inventors, artists, or really anyone with a “do-it-yourself” project they are especially proud of and would like to share with the community.

"There's a lot of recycling reusing, upcycling, in the maker world," said Morris.

Unlike arts and crafts fairs, the Maker Faire involves the creators explaining their process to attendees. They may even be working on a piece at the event. Families can come learn, create, and maybe even get inspired to invent something of their own.

"Adults come in and go, wait a minute I have that in my house and it's not working, can I take this apart,” said Morris.

Morris also says it is a great way to show kids how fun science and math can be.

"They come to something like a maker faire, our maker faire, and they're putting something together and all of the sudden there's this light that goes off,” said Morris. “It's like, ‘oh, okay, if I have math, I can do that.’"

The 7th annual faire is April 21-22nd at the Anderson Abruzzo International Balloon Museum. The call for makers is open through April 9th. Anyone interested in participating can apply here: www.makerfaireabq.com.

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