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The Foundry Heads to Buffalo’s Mini Maker Faire

The Foundry’s crafty artisans are stepping out of their workshops for an afternoon to participate in Buffalo’s first Mini Maker Faire at the Buffalo Museum of Science on Saturday, March 1.

The Maker Faire is a family-friendly event that will amass creative types, artists and builders from all over to showcase their skills at the Science Museum. Presenters will range from tech enthusiasts to homesteaders and artisans. This diverse line-up will offer the chance for guests to learn about a broad range of techniques and innovative ideas that are surfacing in our communities.

Buffalo Lab and The Foundry will be hosting demonstrations on soapmaking, bookbinding, terrarium building, 3D printing, soldering and electronics, digital and analog printing, bicycle making and more. The event will run from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Buffalo Museum Science, located at 1020 Humboldt Parkway. Admission is set at $10 for adults, $8 for children 2-17, and free for those age 2 and under (Museum members get in free). Directions and pre-sale tickets are available here.

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After the Maker Faire, folks will head back to The Foundry (298 Northampton Street) for an “After-Faire Party and Fundraiser,” starting at 8 p.m. The event will include live music by a local DJ and a cash bar serving beer and wine. Suggested minimum donation for admission will be $5.  All proceeds will go directly to building out The Foundry, improving existing resident spaces and creating new ones for new resident artisans.

For more info, visit the Mini Maker Faire website.

Written by Sarah Maurer

Sarah Maurer

I moved to Buffalo to attend Canisius College in 2007 and began writing for Buffalo Rising as a journalism intern in 2010. Working with Newell and meeting numerous entrepreneurs, activists and everyday folks who were working to make their city better made a huge impact on my decision to stay here. After witnessing all the positive development and grassroots initiatives happening in neighborhoods throughout the city, I was inspired to pursue a term of service in AmeriCorps and a career in Buffalo's non-profit sector. I currently work in the housing department at the Lt. Col. Matt Urban Human Services Center of WNY and am excited to be a part of their ongoing efforts to revitalize the Broadway Fillmore neighborhood. I also volunteer as the project coordinator for Artfarms Buffalo. I continue to write for Buffalo Rising because I love having the opportunity to stay connected to those working toward positive changes for the Queen City.

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