In 2020, COVID-19 made it impossible to host our annual in-person maker faire. In its place, we have teamed up with regional faires across New York state to create a virtual interactive experience! Empire State Maker Faire 2020 will share the creative work and technical know-how of all kinds of makers who share a passion for making. The event will feature demonstrations, performances and how-to workshops, and an online project showcase. Learn more.
A Maker Faire is an event that celebrates arts, crafts, performance, engineering, science projects and the DIY (do-it-yourself) spirit. At Maker Faire Twin Tiers, local artists, professors, craftspeople, educators, tinkerers, hobbyists, tech clubs, engineers, students, and local businesses come together to show what they make. Local “makers” are invited to share what they have learned while practicing the disciplines they are passionate about. Our goal is to embolden community members of all ages to tap into their own creativity by showcasing local makers and to encourage them to go forward to create something new or learn a new art form, hobby, or craft.
Maker Faire Twin Tiers is brought to you by a partnership between Chemung County Library District, SUNY Corning Community College, and Southeast Steuben County Library and The Corning Museum of Glass, with support from Southern Tier Library System.
Having the ability to showcase local Makers that will embolden the community to tap into their own creativity is something we love. It’s our hope that you will join us in discovering something new and exciting, something which might inspire you!
Maker Faire originated in 2006 in the San Francisco Bay Area as a project of the editors of Make: magazine. It has since grown into a significant worldwide network of both flagship and independently-produced events. Read more on Maker Faire history, the Maker Movement, as well as how to start a Maker Faire or a School Maker Faire where you live.