Chris has been subscribing to Make Magazine for years. Make is geared toward DIY projects.
There are Maker Faires held around the world. From the Maker Faire website, "Maker Faire is the Greatest Show (and Tell) on Earth - a family friendly festival of invention, creativity, and resourcefulness, and a celebration of the maker movement."
Chris has been wanting to attend a Maker Faire, but he hasn't been able to yet. But on this free post birthday weekend, he found a related event in Athens, Georgia, "The Athens Maker Fest". So we took the 2 hour drive to Athens this past Saturday.
We started our afternoon in Athens with lunch at Fuzzy's.
My sweet babies!
Then it was off to the Lydon House Arts Center.
The kids were excited to see 3-D printers/Maker Bots in action.
There were lots of craftsmen & artists show casing their talents.
There were some hands-on activities.
Trying out the camera obscura.
There were artists and such.
An interior view of the place. There were exhibits set up on both levels of the art center.
This woman hand paints silk.
The Atlanta Maker Faire booth.
This was an exhibit in the art center & not part of the Maker Fest, but the family enjoyed seeing it.
And playing around with it.
Playing with pretty lights is always fun.
The Atlanta Maker Faire is scheduled for early October. We hope our busy fall season allows us to attend.