GARNER Arts Center Announces Second-Year Return of Hudson Valley Maker Faire
GARNER Arts Center is pleased to announce the second-year return of HUDSON VALLEY MAKER FAIRE to be held throughout the 14-acre GARNER Historic District, home of GARNER Arts Center and landmark of creative innovation in the Hudson Valley.
GARNER Arts Center's beloved “Arts Festival” has been reimagined as Hudson Valley Maker Faire, a family-friendly festival of creative arts, innovation, and S.T.E.A.M. Hudson Valley Maker Faire will be held this year on Saturday, May 18th and Sunday, May 19th from 12pm to 6pm (both days). At the center of the festival will be a variety of interactive demonstrations and creative displays from makers, artists, hobbyists, tinkerers, builders, performers, students, and engineers based throughout the greater Hudson Valley region, New York City, the tri-state area, and beyond. Hudson Valley Maker Faire will also offer such Arts Festival favorites as open artist studios, live music and performances, gallery exhibitions, large-scale installations, creative activity stations, and a variety of local craft food and beverage offerings.
THE OPEN CALL FOR MAKERS BEGINS FRIDAY, January 19th and TICKETS GO ON SALE FRIDAY, February 16th. Both the “Call for Makers” application and advance tickets will be available on the official HVMF website hudsonvalley.makerfaire.com. There is NO FEE for Makers to apply for the open call. Participation for accepted “Makers” is FREE unless the Maker’s sole purpose is to sell or promote a product, service, or organization versus an interactive demonstration of creative talents.
“Last year’s inaugural Hudson Valley Maker Faire was a huge success and we are thrilled to offer this opportunity again. We encourage artists and creative innovators of all ages to share their projects and creative talents with the community,” says GARNER Arts Center’s Programs and Operations Director, Jesse Heffler. “This year’s event will hold some new surprises that we’re excited to unveil,” says Heffler.
Artists, tinkerers, hobbyists, professionals, amateurs, and students alike are encouraged to apply for participation! GARNER Arts Center is interested in showcasing project demos in a variety of fields, including robotics, drones, virtual reality, electronics, 3D printing, emerging and sustainable technology, textiles, craft, fashion, music, performance art, video art, tools, unusual machines, and more!
Maker Faire, a.k.a. “The Greatest Show (and Tell) on Earth” originated in 2006 in the San Francisco Bay Area as a project of the editors of Make: magazine and has since grown into a significant worldwide network of both flagship and independently produced events. Hudson Valley Maker Faire is independently organized and operated by GARNER Arts Center under license from Make Community: LLC.
About GARNER Arts Center:
GARNER Arts Center is an interdisciplinary arts center that advances the creation and presentation of contemporary, experiential art within a repurposed 19th-century textile mill complex. By providing access to a wide range of art forms, the organization strives to enrich, educate, and connect diverse audiences. GARNER Arts Center is committed to igniting and realizing artistic ideas that emerge as a response to societal, economic, historic, and environmental stimuli.
GARNER Arts Center’s vision is an enduring and inclusive artisan settlement that fosters a thriving arts, business and cultural district, and encourages collaboration between makers and the creative sector. GARNER seeks to be a catalyst for just and sustainable economic growth in its Hudson Valley host community.
GARNER Arts Center is a tax-deductible 501(c)(3) charitable organization.
Support for GARNER Arts Center is made possible by the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of the Office of the Governor and the New York State Legislature, Rockland County Tourism, The Village of West Haverstraw, Town of Haverstraw, and Taylor, Inc. Special thanks to the GARNER Historic District.