IMG_6212This was the third annual Seattle Mini Maker Faire, but the first one ever at the Experience Music Project (EMP).

The EMP is housed in an outrageous Frank Gehry-designed building just under the Space Needle in the Seattle Center. Gehry is known for violating all the right-angle rules about what we know as a “building.” So quite a fitting context for a Maker Faire, if you consider maker culture and its preferred mode of boundary-stretching.

Over 35 quality maker exhibits were programmed in 6 different spaces throughout the building, as well as a presentation lineup in the theater.  Not sure yet on numbers of attendees, but it’s clear it’s in the thousands. Take a peek of the fun that was had:

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Congrats to the independent Seattle MIni Maker Faire team at Penny University, a Seattle non-profit, who have developed the show to the point that is seems ready to blossom.  Looking forward to seeing what happens in 2015!

Sabrina Merlo

Sabrina is the Maker Faire Program Director. She works on stage content for the flagship fairs (Bay Area & New York), and also runs Maker Faire’s licensing program for locally and independently produced “Mini” Maker Faires. She also co-creates the East Bay Mini Maker Faire in her town, Oakland, CA.


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