12138581_10153655135804889_1840304240432218853_oThe second-annual Shreveport Mini Maker Faire comes to Sci-Port Discovery Center  Saturday, Oct. 22 at 9 a.m. The event is organized by staff from Sci-Port, Centenary College of Louisiana, Shreve Memorial Library, R.W. Norton Art Gallery and Cohab Shreveport-Bossier.

Whether you’re a crafter, coder or performer, the Shreveport Mini Maker Faire works to empower all makers to participate in the “Greatest Show and Tell on Earth.” Categories include engineering, arts, crafts, homesteading, science, young makers and other. Booths can be for commercial use, workshop or performance-based or to simply show your stuff. Hands-on programming will be available for visitors at this free event.

The Shreveport Mini Maker Faire is part of the national organization, Maker Faire®, a family-friendly showcase of creativity, invention and resourcefulness. The original Maker Faire was held in San Mateo, Calif., in 2006. Since its creation, Maker Faires have emerged throughout the United States as well as Europe and Hong Kong.