On Sunday June 11th, the Truckee Roundhouse Community Makerspace will host the 7th annual Maker Show, a celebration of Tahoe’s makers, artists, and craftspeople. This year, event organizers expanded their reach to include neighboring arts organizations and supporters. More than 50 participating makers and organizations hail from Truckee, Kings Beach, Tahoe City, Incline Village, Reno, Sparks, South Lake Tahoe, the Sierra Valley, Nevada City, and the Bay Area.
Adults and kids can participate in dozens of interactive maker activities, most of them free. Truckee Roundhouse members are hosting activities such as laser engraving, CNC wood routing, encaustic hot wax painting, ceramics wheel throwing, CNC metal plasma cutting, wood turning, candle making, and leather stamping.
Kid Zone, Keep Truckee Green, North Tahoe Arts Center and the Nevada Museum of Art’s E.L. Cord Museum School are each hosting free art activities. Also participating are the Truckee Library, Sierra College, and Friends of Tahoe Truckee Waldorf, who will host a community weaving project. Members of the Curious Forge Art Center of Nevada City will bring a 6-person Art Bike for guests to take a cruise on. Sara Smith Fine Art will host a bag-making project. Teen members of SWEP’s Envirolution Club known for the Trashion Show, is hosting a plastic slumping activity, demonstrating uses for non-recyclable plastics.
Obtainium Works, known for their 3-story Victorian House on wheels at Burning Man, is returning with the Robot Rumble, a radio-controlled robot activity. Guests can build an artsy robot from obtainium (upcycled materials) and check out Obtainium’s micro art cars. Guests will get to play with Crawford Metalworks’ spinning metal art, Ratchetfish. The show will include a Van Conversion Show & Tell and scheduled Panel Talks on; Sustainable & Upcycled Making, Small Maker Business and Art as Activism, held in the shaded outdoor Pavillion.
Guests can take a guided tour of the Makerspace, participate in the Silent Auction and Raffle and could go home with a ski pass from Palisades Tahoe, private maker sessions or hand-crafted works. The Maker’s Market will feature goods, gifts, and art made by local makers.
Mogrog’s food truck will serve hearty eats and kid-friendly items. Tommy’s EATS will be serving healthy bowls and Tahoe Pops is back with their organic popsicles. Sponsors Pacific Crest Coffee and The Good Wolf Brewery will be serving up coffee and craft brews.
Sponsor Mountain Forge is returning with their popular metal forging activity.
The Maker Show is the largest fundraiser and community event of the year for Truckee Roundhouse, a non-profit community organization.
When: Sunday, June 11th, 11:00 am – 5:00 pm
Where: Truckee Roundhouse, 12116 Chandelle Way, Truckee Tahoe Airport
Tickets: General admission $10. Students $5. Arrive via bike $5. Kids 5 and under are free.
Info: truckeeroundhouse.org, firstname.lastname@example.org, 530-582-4007