A celebration of the Bloomington Maker community

Makevention is a celebration of the do-it-yourself spirit with loads of local and regional makers sharing their love for making. Makers are crafters, inventors, tinkerers, builders, designers, gadgeteers, artists, engineers, scientists, and everything in between. Makevention 2016 will be held at the Bloomington Convention Center on August 27th from 10am to 4pm in Bloomington, Indiana. And we would love it if you would put up a flyer or two.

This year we are pleased to announce Bloominglabs is partnering with the Monroe County Public Library to help us host the event. MCPL has been a central part of the maker community in Bloomington for several years. We are excited to see what new things will come about at this year’s event.

We are also excited that Trashion Refashion, an annual Bloomington fundraiser for the Center for Sustainable Living, will be displaying at Makevention. This yearly fashion show of clothing made from recycled materials will have an exhibit of past outfits in the lobby of the Convention Center. The exhibit focuses on the work of local print artist Danielle Urschel and her co-designer Jennifer Deam and includes this year’s outfits inspired by Dante’s Inferno. The exhibit will be on display starting Sunday, August 21st and will go through Makevention on Saturday, August 27th. You don’t want to miss this exhibit and make sure to plan to attend Trashion Refashion 2017.

Other exhibitor highlights this year include:

  • The life-sized foosball game will be back. Check out our 30 foot by 15 foot arena and form teams of 6 to go head-to-head with other Makevention attendees.
  • The Shire of Mynydd Seren from the Society of Creative Anachronisms will be back!
  • Bloominglabs, Discardia, Wonderlabs, Soapy Soap, the MILL, and the Maker Mobile from Louisville will all be making a return as well.

And remember, if you’re making things yourself, do it with us at Makevention!

Makevention is hosted by Bloominglabs in conjunction with Monroe County Public Library.

Monroe County Public Library

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