MIAMI, FL – The Miami Mini Maker Faire is set to return as a two-day festival on Saturday, February 20thand Sunday, February 21st, 2016!
Over 5,000 attendees will gather at the iconic campus of the National YoungArts Foundation (“YoungArts”) for a weekend full of awe-inspiring inventions, performances and workshops by more than 150 local and regional innovators in science, technology, multi-disciplinary arts, education and design.
Produced by MIAMade in association with Maker Media, The John S. and James L. Knight Foundation and the Patricia and Phillip Frost Museum of Science, Miami Mini Maker Faire is a community-focused event at the cross-section between our thriving cultural arts scene and burgeoning science and technology sectors. It features local “makers” and entrepreneurs specializing in everything from robotics, DIY science and technology, and traditional handcrafts, to emerging talent in the visual, literary, design and performance arts. For 2016, YoungArts has joined the Faire as a title sponsor.
“Since it’s launch in 2013, Miami Mini Maker Faire sought to explore and celebrate the natural relationship between STEM and the arts, by highlighting local and regional talent in these fields. Partnering with YoungArts for the 2016 festival really takes that mission to the next level and sets a new standard for representation of the arts in Maker Faires throughout the world. We couldn’t be more excited to have them onboard,” said MIAMade founder, Ric Herrero.
“We are thrilled to support and host the third edition of Miami Mini Maker Faire at YoungArts” said Esther Park, Director of Campus Programming, “The way audiences are experiencing art today and how we choose to tap the next generation of talent is tied to technology, innovation and cross-disciplinary communications. This partnership fosters a dialogue across genres – one that is important during this exciting time in Miami.”
“Bringing together Miami creatives and innovators of all kinds to showcase their work and help support connections and collaboration is essential to putting Miami on the map as a place where ideas are built,” said Matt Haggman, Knight Foundation program director for Miami. “The Miami Maker Faire continues this effort. It gets better each year and provides a terrific platform for people to learn, meet, make and enjoy.”
Miami Mini Maker Faire is an opportunity for artists, engineers, tinkerers, entrepreneurs and educators to connect with peers and share their passions and ideas with the community at large. It is a place to inspire the next generation of makers.
Tickets on sale now through our Eventbrite page. Our Call for Makers (exhibitors, performers, speakers and educators) is now open through January 20th, 2016. Follow Miami Mini Maker Faire on Facebook and Twitter for updates. For inquiries, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.