Meow Wolf to sponsor artists at Maker Faire Denver Oct. 14-15

Thursday September 21, 2017 0 comments Tags: Denver, Maker Faire Denver, Elise VanDyne, Meow Wolf

DENVER -- Meow Wolf, the wildly popular Santa Fe-based arts collective that creates immersive, interactive experiences to transport audiences into fantastic realms of story and exploration, has announced their sponsorship of local Denver artists at Maker Faire Denver, Oct. 14-15.maker-faire-denver-logo

Maker Faire Denver is an all-ages festival that inspires, educates and entertains, propelling ideas into reality and curiosities into amazing creations, organizers said.

Makers come from across the U.S. and the UK to share their cutting-edge inventions and artistry, as well as teach their craft to attendees, with hands-on activities in arts, technology, and fabrication of all kinds.

“At Maker Faire Denver, visitors have the chance to glimpse into the future, get hands-on in the creative process and leave with a renewed excitement for what’s possible,” said Elise VanDyne, executive director of the Faire’s non-profit producer, Colorado Maker Hub.

“Like Maker Faire, Meow Wolf’s installations inspire young and old alike to catch a spark of wonder, then mix in tools, technology, and techniques to bring that inspiration to life. We are so grateful to Meow Wolf’s commitment to bringing resources and spotlight for local artists.”

Denver area artists funded at Maker Faire Denver through Meow Wolf’s generous support include:

Foundry Performances by the CU-Denver Sculpture Program: Artist Rian Kerrane and CU-Denver student artists will conduct a series of live bronze and aluminum pours into ceramic shell and open face sand molds.

Ladies Fancywork Society (LFS):  The Ladies Fancywork Society is a group of crochet-loving friends known for putting together large-scale projects, international art shows, and installations, one of which will be shared at Maker Faire Denver.

Community Mural Wall: Denver artists are creating a black and white wall mural that invites Faire participants to pick up a paint brush and finish the creation with color.

This year’s Maker Faire Denver will have more than 120 exhibitors, including the third-largest Combat Bot competition in the U.S., a Fashion Hackers Showcase, Build your Own Drone Workshop, Nerdy Derby and makers of all kinds with hands-on activities and sights to amaze and inspire.

The festival will be open both days from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Denver Mart.

For ticket and other information, visit Denver.makerfaire.com.