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Grand Rapids Public Museum Announces Maker Faire Call to Makers – Extended!

The Grand Rapids Public Museum (GRPM) just announced that the call to makers application deadline for their annual Grand Rapids Maker Faire event has been extended to Wednesday, August 14!

Maker Faire is back in Grand Rapids on August 24 for its 6th year at the GRPM. Combining a traditional science fair with innovation and engineering, the GRPM transforms into a festival of local community makers showcasing things they have made and skills they have.

Maker Faire celebrates community members who are making or creating things by inviting them to share with the public what they have made! Everyone is a maker, and unfinished products are also encouraged.

Maker Faire is looking for participants who enjoy tinkering, hacking, building and designing new technology-based inventions. Any groups or individuals interested in participating in the Maker Faire should complete the application at GrandRapids.MakerFaire.com by August 14, 2019.

Makers’ participation is free for those showcasing! Makers interested in selling products at their booth require a small commercial fee.

In lieu of recent changes at Make Media, the 2019 Grand Rapids Maker Faire will be a one-day event, open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday, August 24.

Visitors will see inventions, robotics, technology, wood working, and so much more! Each Maker Faire booth is hands-on for visitors to interact with.

Maker Faire is included with general admission to the Museum and is free to Museum members. Purchase your admission tickets for August 24 at grpm.org/admission and find out more about Maker Faire and this year’s makers at GrandRapids.MakerFaire.com.

The 6th annual Grand Rapids Maker Faire is sponsored by Maker Media, Inc., DTE Energy Foundation, Gentex Corporation, Kent Intermediate School District and Holiday Inn Grand Rapids Downtown.

Follow Grand Rapids Maker Faire on Twitter @makerfaireGR and on Facebook at facebook.com/makerfairegr.

Grand Rapids Mini Maker Faire is independently organized and operated under license from Maker Media, Inc.

Grand Rapids Public Museum

The Grand Rapids Public Museum is an invaluable, publicly-owned institution that is home to more than 250,000 unique artifacts that tell the history of Kent County and beyond, houses the only planetarium in the region, and is responsible for protecting the Mounds, a national historic landmark. The Grand Rapids Public Museum is accredited by the American Alliance of Museums, with its main location in downtown Grand Rapids, MI at 272 Pearl Street, NW. For additional information including hours of operation, admission fees and exhibit/event listings, please visit www.grpm.org.