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Breaker Faire – May 25th

Breaker Faire

Breaker Faire poster by Dallyn Rule –

Like to BREAK things? Visit the Vancouver Community Laboratory for your chance to smash a car! For just a few dollars, you can take part in a scrumptious pancake BREAK-fast, WRECK a car, have your mind BLOWN by local art / creations, and PLAY a giant claw game! Wreckage form the car will be used by local artists for materials, and all proceeds benefit the Vancouver CoLab and Vancouver Mini Maker Faire.

All ages. Entrance by donation.

Saturday, May 25, 10 am – 5 pm

1907 Triumph St.

Click here for information & updates via Facebook

Submissions to show your work will be open until one week before the event (May 18th). Please contact for more details.


Vancouver Mini Maker Faire 2012 Call for Makers is live and Applications are open!

We’re excited to announce that the Call for Makers for Vancouver Mini Maker Faire 2012 is now live! Applications are now open for Individual Makers, Maker Groups, Startup Makers, and Commercial Makers.


Please pass on the news to all the makers, doers, and creatives in the community!



Call for Makers


For makers, Vancouver Mini Maker Faire is a community-run event aimed at bringing Vancouver’s Makers, Doers, and Creatives together for a weekend of sharing knowledge, inspiring each other, exhibiting projects, and community building.
For attendees, Vancouver Mini Maker Faire is like a science fair meets farmers’ market meets Burning Man (with pants) – for families!


The 2012 Vancouver Mini Maker Faire will be held on the weekend of the 23rd and 24th of June at the Pacific National Exhibition (PNE). Early-bird applications from Makers are due by April 21st, and qualify for a 20% discount. Final applications close on May 19th. But don’t delay until the last minute as the earlier applications will help direct how we layout and allocate the space; so the sooner you apply, the more weight your requirements will have on the event and the better we can work to accommodate your needs!



Application forms

NEW! Short-form Application for all Maker types.

Use this form if you don’t know what you will be showing yet or don’t have time to fill in the detailed application forms below.

Application form for Individual Makers and Maker Groups

Application form for Startup Makers and Commercial Makers



Check out the Call for Makers page for full details. Any questions, or anything else Maker-related, can be directed to the Maker Coordinator at




eatART Foundation

Nessled in the heart of the Vancouver’s light industrial district the eatART lab is situated within the Great Northern Way campus. Within it’s walls, eatART fosters new media art research with a focus on large-scale, kinetic and robotic sculpture. They use art to educate people about the role energy plays in our lives and to raise questions about the social and environmental impact of energy use.

Over the past few years they’ve blossomed into a true Vancouver success story with the Mondo Spider being shown across North America, from Washington, DC to San Francisco.

The artists continue to toil away, creating even larger and more audacious works of engineering magic including a 4 meter tall wearable walking machine and a gigantic snake. More on those in future posts and, of course, at Maker Faire Vancouver.

photos by Julia Kozlov