If you’re heading to Maker Faire Austin this weekend, be sure and check out the pop up art party Outside Voice is hosting with Austin Tinkering School!
This will be Austin’s 6th Annual Maker Faire, an event that brings together all kinds of creative people like tech enthusiasts, educators, crafters, hobbyists and science clubs. The idea is to showcase invention, creativity and resourcefulness in a family-friendly environment. If you don’t know about them already, it’s the perfect opportunity to get to know Outside Voice, an online community that inspires kids and families to make all kinds of art by sharing how-to videos and showing off the cool stuff other people are making through their YouTube Channel ARTtv. From the Outside Voice perspective, art comes in many forms, including cooking, drawing, photography, painting, building, playing and stitching.
Pop Up Art Party
At Maker Faire, Outside Voice ARTtv will set up a large area for drawing, painting, collage-making and art lessons. They highly recommend you wear sloppy clothes, because the whole point is to make art without worrying about making a mess! They’ll also have some fun prizes and will be giving away their Outside Voice Drawing Zine, which has some fun ideas for creative summer projects.
On Mother’s Day, the Maker Faire will have a special card making station, a banner for photo ops and (maybe best of all) a free massage station for all the mamas.
The 4-1-1 on Maker Faire Austin
Maker Faire will be held May 13 and 14 at Palmer Events Center. If you get tickets online ahead of time, you can save quite a bit as advance tickets are $11 for kids and $16 for adults while they’ll be $15 for kids and $23 for adults at the door. Purchase tickets here.
Learn more about Outside Voice ARTtv:
We’re giving away a 4-pack of tickets to the Mini Maker Faire! Complete the form below to win a 4-pack of tickets. All entries must be received by 10:30am CST on Friday, May 12, 2017.
About the author: Jill Coody Smits is the author of Expedition Austin: A Kid’s Guide to the Weirdest Town in Texas. A freelance writer of many things, she lives south of the river with her husband, daughter and two four-footed sons. After nearly 20 years in Austin, she is still in love with this little big town.