This event is unique in that Makers are asked to actually make something in their exhibit, offer some type of hands on opportunity, or at the very least, convey to visitors process, tools, and materials they used to make whatever it is that they exhibit. Maker Faires are really hard to describe in detail. You just have to come to experience the creative energy in the air. Think of the Fort Wayne Museum of Art’s Chalk Walk only in 3D.
A benefit for TekVenture, a not-for-profit art and technology laboratory being built near downtown, the FWR Maker Faire is the place to be. Maker Faires are the only place under one tent for checking out art projects, robots, woodworking, technology wizards, crafters, machinists and others as they connect with one another to share ideas and learn new ways of making things. The cool thing is you might just learn something too.