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Call for 'makers', artists, performers and sponsors: 'Makers' Faire applications open until Oct. 13.

The third annual Wenatchee Mini Maker Faire, Saturday, Oct. 21, at the Wenatchee Convention Center is free and open to the public from 9 a.m.--3 p.m., but time is running out for those wishing to join in as a "Maker," artist, performer or sponsor.

The call for Makers, Artists, Performers, and Crafters is open now through October 13th. Any group or individual participating in the Faire for non-commercial purposes can participate for free. Commercial vendors are also welcome to participate at the Faire for a minimal entrance fee.

Any groups or individuals interested in presenting their project, creation, activity, or performance at this event should apply online: wenatchee.makerfaire.com/ or email: info@wenatcheemakerfaire.com

The Wenatchee Mini Maker Faire is actively seeking business and community members who are interested in sponsorship opportunities. Sponsorships allow this community event to remain free for the public.

To learn more about sponsorships, please visit our website or email: info@ wenatcheemakerfaire.com

Maker Faire is the Greatest Show (and Tell) on Earth--a family friendly showcase of invention, imagination, creativity and resourcefulness, and a celebration of the Maker Movement. It's a place where people show what they are making, and share what they are learning.

Makers range from tech enthusiasts to entrepreneurs to artists to performers to scientists to garage tinkerers. They are of all ages and backgrounds. The aim of Maker Faire is to entertain, inform, connect and grow this community.

The Wenatchee Mini Maker Faire was started in 2015 under the organization of students from Wenatchee High School. More than 20 students volunteered to organize and run the entire process in the inaugural year.

The Wenatchee Mini Maker Faire was the first Mini Maker Faire in the world produced by students and has paved a way for students in other cities to follow.

In 2017, a new group of local students will lead the third annual Maker Faire. Under the mentorship of GWATA (Greater Wenatchee Alliance Technology), students will lead all organizational aspects of the event. The following students volunteered to lead: Ashley Turner, Mandy McCallumClark, Emi Kolde, Layne Knipfer, Marcus Wagner and Samuel Monson. The Mini Maker Faire is actively looking for more students in the high-school and postsecondary range who are interested in joining the planning team. Email info@ makerfairewenatchee.com for more information.

ABOUT GWATA:

GWATA's mission is to bring people and technology resources together to create a thriving community. As a 501 (c)3 our focus is on technology, entrepreneurship, and STEM Education. GWATA serves more than 100 business members and hosts over 3,000 attendees through our various events annually. In addition, GWATA serves as Co-Director of the Apple STEM (Science Technology Engineering Math) Network which is focused on developing pathways for students in STEM, therefore opening the doors to new opportunities and careers in our valley.

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