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And People Say you Can’t Make Metal Fly

Maker Jim Galbreath from Logansport, IN will be back for 2015 after a few years hiatus. Jim makes wonderfully unique metal sculptures like a dinosaur mailbox, a spider, or stylized bike rakes. You may have seen his work in the town square in Logansport – its a beauty of a couple dancing.

Jim’s been busy creating piece for Art Prize in Grand Rapids coming this fall. We’re lucky that our guests will first get to see it at Maker Faire Fort Wayne. It weighs 3,000 lbs. but not to worry, it’s much lighter than a real meteor on which he based the metal design.

Have an idea for something you want to have made, Attend Maker Faire Fort Wayne and let Jim or one of our other metal art Makers know.


Buy Early Bird Tickets and Save!

One of the challenges of putting on a Maker Faire is paying for it as we want to continue offering it free for Makers to show off their projects. This means we have to charge guests to attend.

In order to help, purchase tickets online thru Eventbrite and save $2 per ticket or donate any amount to help us make a better Maker Faire.

Members of the Hudson Family offer a free art-making activity.

Members of the Hudson Family and Potter’s Wife Gallery will offer a free art-making activity.

We’ve also moved from Weekend to Family Pass this year to help offset guest expense.

We’re sure once you attend Maker Faire, you’ll understand the value of make-and-takes, learning opportunities, and fun had by all as Maker Faire really is the Greatest Show (and Tell) on Earth!

Maker Faire Entertainment Schedule

It’s nearly that time of year again – Maker Faire is this weekend.

Come see Kenny Bergle and his band of merry mates as the Musical Therapy Lab kicks off at 12:30 on Saturday.  At 4:00 the Memorial Park 8th Grade Jazz Band will play for your enjoyment.  

On Sunday the schedule starts with the beautiful vocals of Hope Arthur at 12:00 then Lance Hoeppner plays original music at 2:00 followed by Mark O’Shaughnessy who ends the day’s live musical performances.

DJ Toxic Pockets will provide musical interludes throughout the weekend.

Come check out these awesome Music Makers and all the other fun activities of Maker Faire Fort Wayne 2013!


Solution Action Sports to Perform Shows Daily

Solution Action Sports to Perform Shows Daily

Join us Saturday at 11:00 to see how BMX Pros and Solution Action Sports designed and built a custom ramp for doing gigs on the road. Then just after check out how the pros do it in the first of 3 shows daily. Come to Maker Faire and see BMX demonstrations at 11:00, 2:00 and 5:00 pm each day.

Help Us Help You at the Maker Faire Swatch-O-Rama

So what is a Swatch-O-Rama?  We are working to bring fabric artists, quilters and crafters a special treat this year.  Clean out your craft drawers and bring your “junk” to the Fort Wayne Regional Maker Faire!* We’ll provide the space. You provide the fabric, threads, yarns, needles, paper, stamps and any items Makers, Crafters or Quilters might consider treasures for use in their projects. Bring to Maker Faire* and Swap away – it’s free!

Caseys Quilted Star ArtMaker Faire Fort Wayne* fan favorite Casey Drudge known for his TekVenture Chain Reaction Challenge machines and 3D quilt work will be back this year. Come see Casey’s ode to Rube Goldberg machines and totally unique approach to quilting. He might even swap you a swatch to include in his next art piece.

* Event tickets available for purchase at makerfairefortwayne.eventbrite.com or at the door.

Have Just a Few Hours to Spare?

Volunteer a shift or two at Maker Faire Fort Wayne and receive free entry and a T-shirt. In fact, you can even print your own if so inclined – you just have to design the art first.

It’s easy to register and you get to see tasks and times available to meet your busy schedule. We have many, many slots to fill so share a little time while meeting truly innovative people, seeing cool projects and learning new things you never knew you wanted to learn. We might work you like a dog but you’ll leave the Faire with a smile, possibly a new friend, and more than likely, a spark of a new idea or way of doing things.

Please let tell your friends and get them to volunteer at the Faire. They’ll thank you in the end.

The Power Racing Series to Pit Stop in Fort Wayne!

We’re approaching 10 registered teams at Fort Wayne’s Stop of the Power Racing Series. The series is much like a NASCAR event only teams are racing modified electric kid’s cars.  Other stops along this year’s Maker Faire circuit include San Mateo, CA, Kansas City, Detroit and World Maker Faire New York

Power Racing Series

Power Racing Series

to be held Sept. 21 & 22, just a week after our Faire. Over 250,000 people might have seen some of these teams race.

We have a few lanes open so register your team in the Series or just drag race through obstacles of sand, water, gravel and mulch.

Maker Faire Fort Wayne Tickets Now Available

If you aren’t a Maker and want to check out interesting projects made by tinkerers, inventors, technologists, woodworkers, artisans, crafts people, and others, come visit us at the Maker Faire.  We guarantee you will leave having learned something new, made something with your own 2 hands, or will just be inspired.  Who knows, maybe you’ll find you’re a Maker too!

Purchase tickets today.

2013 Call for Makers is Open

Hello all you tinkerers, fabricators, artisans, robot builders, green technologists, and other Maker types.  The 2013 Fort Wayne Regional Maker Faire Call for Makers is open.  Register today to participate as an exhibitor so you can meet other Makers and share the tools, materials and processes used in making your projects.  Apply now so we can promote that you’ll be joining us.  Just click on the Makers tab and complete the Call for Makers.  Have questions?  Contact Us.  

Thanks to Jim Fisler of Fire and Ice for being the first Maker to register for 2013!  He’ll share how to “build” a computer case using liquid resin.

Thanks also to the local chapter of the Experimental Aircraft Association (EAA) for being the first community group to register. They will have a small hands-on project demonstrating tools, materials and techniques used in aluminum aircraft construction. Those completing this project will be able to take it with them – what we lovingly call a Make & Take.

See you at the Faire!