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DTLA Mini Maker Faire 2017

Los Angeles Public Library

Saturday, December 2, 2017 from 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM (PST)

DTLA Mini Maker Faire 2017

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Type End Quantity
Adult Dec 2, 2017 Free  
Child (under 8) Dec 2, 2017 Free  
Child (8-18) Dec 2, 2017 Free  
Student (18+) Dec 2, 2017 Free  

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Attendance is Free!  Why sign up for a ticket?
Due to the limited space at the Central Library, participants are strongly recommended to register for a ticket. In addition, signing up for a ticket will help us better plan our exhibits and interactive displays so that we will have enough materials for everyone to take part and enjoy.



Do I need to bring my ticket with me? 
Yes, please bring your printed ticket or have your confirmation QR code ready for faster check-in at the event entry.


When will DTLA Mini Maker Faire be open to the public? 
It will be on Saturday, December 2, 2017, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. PST

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Where can I park?
You may park in the Westlawn commercial parking garage located at 524 South Flower Street. 

PLEASE NOTE: Due to the ongoing Metro Regional Connector Transit Project construction work, Flower Street will be closed on the weekends. Please enter and exit the Westlawn parking garage from Grand Avenue. In addition, with the anticipated traffic congestion and several street closures and detours due to the construction work, please plan your travel time and route accordingly and allow yourself extra time to reach your destination.

When entering the garage after 9:30 am and exiting by 5:30 pm, parking is $1.00 flat rate with LAPL library card validation. To obtain a validation, you must show your Los Angeles Public Library library card at the Information Desk on the first floor during the regular Library hours. If you do not have a LAPL library card, you may apply for one on the day of the event. It's free to get a library card.

For Metro Regional Connector Transit Project Street Closure & Detour information update, click here.
To learn more about the Metro Regional Connector Transit Project, click here
For more parking information, click here.
For information on how to obtain a library card, click here.


Where is the handicap parking located?
The Central Library is fully accessible to the disabled throughout the building. Flower and Fifth Street entrances have ramps.

There are two options for handicapped parking:

#1) - There are two handicapped parking spaces with no meters or charge located on the south side of Fifth Street close to the Fifth Street entrance to the building for vehicles with a disabled placard.

#2) - The Westlawn commercial parking lot at 524 S. Flower Street has the disabled parking symbol on its sign. The spaces are available immediately to the right as you enter the garage. Validated parking for people using the Central Library is available in the 524 S. Flower Street garage beneath the Maguire Gardens. To obtain a validation, you must show your Los Angeles Public Library library card at the Information Desk on the first floor during the regular Library hours. Library cards are available free of charge.


Is public transportation available?
The Metro Blue Line and Metro Red Line both have stops near Central Library. Most buses which come downtown stop near the Central Library. Check the MTA website for rates, routes, and schedules. Please note that due to the ongoing Metro Regional Connector Transit Project, Metro Rail and Bus service may be impacted.

For Real-time rail and bus service information, please click here or call 323.GO.METRO. 


Will you have bike parking?
Yes, the Central Library has 12 U-bike racks in front of the 5th Street entrance, 4 U-bike racks on Hope Street near the library's Hope Street entrance, and there is a single-sided grid bike rack by the staircase next to the Library's Flower Street entrance.

How can I participate as an individual or group Maker? How much does it cost?
The first step to participating in the DTLA Mini Maker Faire is to submit a Call For Maker Application that tells us about you and your project. The faire is FREE for all individuals, schools, groups, businesses, and organizations to participate and demonstrate what they make and/or how it works in an exhibit space; interactive exhibits are encouraged. For maker groups or organizations, please have one point person to coordinate your efforts.

The DTLA Mini Maker Faire provides all Makers that are participating with exhibit space, tables, chairs, power, etc., at no cost to the Makers. 


Can I volunteer at the Mini Maker Faire? 
Yes! Please contact the Volunteer Engagement Office at or call (213) 228-7490.


What if it rains?
The show will go on! Only a small portion of the exhibits will be outdoor. Bring rain gear to keep you dry when walking outdoors. We will have many indoor exhibits to keep the family dry.


What can I expect?
To have a fantastic time! You'll be surprised, intrigued, and inspired with every corner that you turn. 


 DTLA Mini Maker Faire is independently organized and operated under license from Maker Media, Inc.  

I understand that by registering here,  Maker Media may provide me with updates and information about Maker Faires, other events, and products of interest to the maker community.  I understand that I may opt out of these communications at any time.

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630 West 5th Street

Los Angeles, CA 90017

Saturday, December 2, 2017 from 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM (PST)

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About DTLA Mini MakerFaire: 

Bigger and Better! DTLA Mini Maker Faire is BACK! Los Angeles is again joining a global network of Maker Faires spanning 35 countries for the second time. It will continue to follow the big” Maker Faire model of celebrating invention, creativity, craftsmanship, science, and the Do-It-Yourself (DIY) culture with more diverse representations of all of the kinds of making to be found in Los Angeles and beyond!

Proudly hosted by the Los Angeles Public Library, the DTLA Mini Maker Faire will take place at the gorgeous and historic Central Library in downtown Los Angeles (otherwise known as DTLA). Follow the development of the DTLA Mini Maker Faire on the library’s TwitterInstagram, and Facebook accounts.

About Maker Faire:

Maker Faire is the Greatest Show (and Tell) on Earth—a family-friendly showcase of invention, creativity and resourcefulness, and a celebration of the Maker Movement. It’s a place where people show what they are making, and share what they are learning.

Makers range from tech enthusiasts to crafters to homesteaders to scientists to garage tinkerers. They are of all ages and backgrounds. The aim of Maker Faire is to entertain, inform, connect and grow this community.

Maker Faire Logo

The original Maker Faire event was held in San Mateo, CA and in 2016 celebrated its eleventh annual show with some 1300 makers and 150,000 people in attendance. World Maker Faire New York, the other flagship event, has grown in five years to 900+ makers and 90,000 attendees. Thirty-one larger scale Maker Faires occur in cities around the world—Detroit, Atlanta, Berlin, Paris, Rome, Tokyo, and Shenzhen to name a few— and over 150 community-driven, independently organized Mini Maker Faires are now being produced in the United States and in 34 other countries around the world.

About Make: Magazine:

Make Magazine Cover

Make: is the first magazine devoted entirely to Do-It-Yourself (DIY) technology projects. Make: unites, inspires, informs, and entertains a growing community of resourceful people who undertake amazing projects in their backyards, basements, and garages. Make: celebrates your right to tweak, hack, and bend any technology to your will. Download a free issue here.

Besides the magazine and the faire, Make: is:

  • a vital online stream of news and projects,;
  • a retail outlet for kits and books, the Maker Shed;
  • a steady stream of fun and instruction via our YouTube channel;
  • Make: Projects, a library of projects with step-by-step instruction;
  • a publisher of best-in-category titles via Make: Books, including introductions to electronics, Raspberry Pi, 3D printing, Arduino and more.
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