Date(s) & Time(s)::
June 24, 2016 at 4:00 PM until 7:00 PM
Phone: (260) 343-2010
Art and Maker Expo
People of all ages with an interest in art or creating things are encouraged to attend the Art and Maker Expo at the Kendallville Public Library on Friday, June 24 from 4:00 to 7:00 p.m.
This annual event will feature local artists who will show and sell their work. The artwork includes paintings, glasswork, photography and more. Many of the artists will be demonstrating their craft, and would be happy to talk to guests about how they got started, and the techniques they use to create their unique pieces.
There is still time for artists to participate by applying for a featured spot in the Expo. Applications are available online at www.kendallvillelibrary.org. The deadline to apply is Friday, June 17.
Up and coming artists, or those who just like to dabble, are welcome to participate in an Amateur Art Contest. The library will accept up to three pieces per person. All artwork should be dropped off at the Kendallville Public Library by Thursday, June 23 at 8:00 p.m. The contest entries will be split into a variety of categories, and guests at the Art and Maker Expo will vote for their favorite in each. Winners will receive a gift certificate to United Art and Education.
This year, the Expo will also include a family painting event. Families are welcome to come any time from 4:00 to 7:00 p.m. and get started on the artwork. It won’t be a guided class, but simple step-by-step diagrams will be provided to show painters how to complete the piece. Supplies are limited, so it is recommended that families come early to make sure a canvas is available.
For those who are interested in the more technical side of art, the library will provide plenty of Maker activities featuring equipment found in The Cortex. The night will include demonstrations of the 3D Printer, Cricut, digital sewing and embroidery machines, and STEAM Punks projects. Plus, guests will learn about the Maker Kits – technology that can be checked out and used at home – which will be available soon.
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