The Greatest Show and Tell in Town – Vancouver Mini Maker Faire June 23-24


If you’ve had your eyes open the past few weeks, or spent last Sunday at Car-Free Day on Main Street, you’ve probably seen some strange looking bikes (Well, stranger than normal.) The Art Bike Project has been creatively promoting an event that in itself is all about promoting creativity, ingenuity, design and DIY.

After last year’s stellar debut, Vancouver Mini Maker Faire is back this weekend, showcasing some spectacularly creative and engaging projects you probably had no idea were being made right here in town.

From bamboo bike frames to 3-D printing, altered books to a Legion of Flying Monkeys, from an electric Porche to knitted scarves, more than 100 Makers will be showing off their grand creations in this family-friendly, hands-on extravaganza, filling the PNE’s Forum building with interactive booths, live music, demonstrations and more.

The two-day event goes this Saturday & Sunday from 10am-6pm. Adult tickets are $17 or $28 for a weekend pass, while tickets for kids 5-18 are $12 and $15.

Here’s a video Vancouver filmmaker Ben Z Cooper made at last year’s event:

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