LEWISTON — Museum L-A announces that “The Call for Makers, Performers and Crafters” is open for the second annual Lewiston-Auburn Mini Maker Faire. The event will take place on Saturday, Sept. 28, at the Bates Mill Complex, 35 Canal St., to benefit the work and mission of Museum L-A.

Featuring both established and emerging “makers,” the Lewiston-Auburn Mini Maker Faire is a family-friendly celebration featuring robots, DIY science and technology, alternative energy, bicycles, handmade crafts, music and local food, and educational workshops and installations.

Any groups or individuals interested in participating should complete the application at www.makerfairelewistonauburn.org by Friday, July 19.

Last September Museum L-A hosted Maine’s first Mini Maker Faire. More than 750 attended a day of fun and discovery covering a wide range of topics, including wind energy, robotics, calligraphy and puppetry.

They drove remote-controlled robots, rode on hovercrafts, molded chocolate, created and tested paper airplanes.

Headlining the performances were AudioBody and Eepybird, who performed their Coke Zero & Mentos Spectacular.

Eepybird will return for its second year while additional performers are being sought. AudioBody is unable to “make” this year’s event as the Tardy brothers will be on tour in the Midwest.

The Lewiston-Auburn Mini Maker Faire takes after its parent event, Maker Faire, which hosts 90,000 visitors in San Mateo in May. The Lewiston-Auburn Mini Maker Faire is a smaller, community-focused event, but follows the Maker Faire model of celebrating do-it-yourself creativity and tinkering.

The goal is to: “Make, create, craft, recycle, build, think, play and be inspired by celebrating arts, crafts, engineering, food, music, science and technology.”

This year’s Lewiston-Auburn Mini Maker Faire is being made possible by many area supporters. Follow the development of the faire by visiting makerfairelewistonauburn.com, following @laminimakerfair on Twitter or becoming a fan of the Facebook page, https://www.facebook.com/LAMiniMakerFaire.

For more information, contact Kate Griffith at [email protected] or 333-3881.

Community-driven, independently produced Mini Maker Faire events inspired by Maker Faire are being produced around the United States and the world. The Lewiston-Auburn faire is independently organized and operated under license from O’Reilly Media, Inc.

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