What is Maker Faire?

Maker Faire is a gathering of fascinating, curious people who enjoy learning and who love sharing what they can do. From engineers to artists to scientists to crafters, Maker Faire is a venue for these "makers" to show hobbies, experiments, projects.

We call it the Greatest Show (& Tell) on Earth - a family-friendly showcase of invention, creativity, and resourcefulness.

Glimpse the future and get inspired!

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About the Toledo Mini Maker Faire

Momentum, a program of The Arts Commission, presented in partnership with the arts and cultural institutions, organizations and businesses of greater Downtown Toledo brought over 17,000 people to Promenade Park in 2017.

The Arts Commission, in partnership with Imagination Station, is excited to host a new celebration of making in our community as part of the Momentum weekend.

Making or DIY (Do-It-Yourself) is often invisible in our communities, taking place in shops, garages and on kitchen tables. It’s typically out of the spotlight of traditional art, science or craft events. This event is an all-ages gathering of tech enthusiasts, educators, tinkerers, hobbyists, engineers, artists and students.

The Toledo Mini Maker Faire will take place on Saturday, September 15, 2018 from Noon – 6 pm at Imagination Station.

Maker Faire originated in 2006 in the San Francisco Bay Area as a project of the editors of Make: magazine.  It has since grown into a significant worldwide network of both flagship and independently-produced events.  Read more on Maker Faire history, the Maker Movement, as well as how to start a Maker Faire or a School Maker Faire where you live.