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Tinkerers meet tie-dyers at Argenta Arts Festival and Mini Maker Faire

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click to enlarge Raku by Morgan McMurray, at the Argenta Arts Festival.
  • Raku by Morgan McMurray, at the Argenta Arts Festival.
Argenta is the place to be Saturday, May 2, if you like baskets, ceramics, jewelry, sculpture, fabrics ... and robotics, flying things, power tool drag racing, trebuchets ... and good weather, music and food. The arts and science are strong allies, so it was a fine idea to combine the Argenta Arts Festival (formerly run by the Thea Foundation but now taken over by the city) and the Innovation Hub's Mini Maker Faire. 

On Main Street, find more than 30 artists working in crafts — in keeping with the Maker Faire theme — and arts demonstrations. At the Society of Printmakers booth, for example, Neal Harrington and Tammy Harrington will demo relief carving and printing, Catherine Kim and Mesilla Smith will demo intaglio techniques, and Daniel Adams will demo Coptic book binding. Pulaski Technical College will have a booth; they'll create tie-dyed scarves. The Cons of Formant, Caleb Patterson and Brown Soul Shoes will perform behind the Argenta branch of the Laman Library at 406 Main St.

Over by the Innovation Hub, at 201 E. Broadway, there will be 60 vendors where tinkerers and techies and entrepreneurs can gather, as well as presentations by folks like Josh Moody, founder and CEO at Innovis Labs; Wallace Patterson of MakerBot, and software developer Sam Mauldin. Entry to the Maker Faire is $10.

That's 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. in downtown North Little Rock. 


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