This year marks the 10th anniversary of the Ann Arbor Mini Maker Faire. Started in 2008 by local entrepreneur and innovator Dale Grover at the Washtenaw County Fairgrounds, the faire was the first Mini Maker Faire in the world, under Make Media's Maker Faire brand. This set in motion mini maker faires to pop up all over the U.S. and world through Make Media. The event moved to Washtenaw Community College in 2013 and then to the Ann Arbor District Library's downtown branch in 2016, where it is being held again this year.
In this 10th anniversary year, the co-organizers rebranded the faire into the Ann Arbor Creativity and Making Expo (AACME) to better reflect our current creative community. A broadened scope now includes more youth makers as well as innovations in handicrafts such as weaving, knitting and quilting.
So mark your calendar for Sunday, May 20 from 12-5pm at the downtown district library for this year's 10th anniversary event!
Interested in participating as an exhibitor? Applications are open through Friday, April 13. Find out more HERE.