August 9, 2:00 - 6:00 p.m.
Lyndon House Arts Center
293 Hoyt Street, Athens, GA
The Athens Maker Fest brings together artists, crafters, software and hardware developers, tinkerers, and other creative people to teach and demonstrate helping others advance or begin their own creative projects.
About 40 different kinds of makers such woodcarvers, felt makers, metalsmiths, and even the teen Lego Club from Athens Public Library will demonstrate. There will be three interactive technology based exhibitions available for participants to explore and enjoy, as well as someone demonstrating 3D printing and other technology based endeavors.
Erica Parsons, who heads up Hatch Athens, a partner in Maker Fest, defines makers as everyone. “The maker movement is based on this idea that everyone is a maker and we can advance ourselves, our society, and our happiness by nurturing that creativity and providing environments where creatives of all types can come together, educate one another in any area that one has interest, collaborate in ways that were not possible before, and in turn make life changing innovations.”
Hatch Athens is an organization of artists, software and hardware developers, creatives, tinkerers, thinkers, and doers that strive to educate, collaborate, and innovate.
Maker Fest Recap Video
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