Chicago Northside Maker Fest has a new look for the new decade! We return to Schurz High School for our 9th annual showcase on Saturday, May 2, 2019!  For those of you who are new to Maker Fest, it is the largest celebration of DIY (Do-It-Yourself), teaching, and hands-on/minds-on learning in Chicago.  We are a venue for inventors, technophiles, artists, crafters, mad scientists, hackers, musicians, and anyone who makes cool things and want to show others how it’s done.  Maker Fest is diverse in age, social background, and topics of interest. Nothing is off the table! We invite all ages and interests to participate!  If you have an awesome project to showcase, share it here:

We will be accepting applications through March 30th. There is no cost to makers to present and it’s FREE for your friends to attend!  Select makers will also be featured on our website and advertisements. (The earlier you apply, the more likely we will feature your project.)

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