Music and art are part of the mix at the inaugural Midcoast Mini Maker Faire, set for Saturday, Sept. 7, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the Camden Amphitheatre, Atlantic Avenue adjacent to the hosting Camden Public Library.

The free, family-friendly showcase of invention, creativity and resourcefulness promises to be a place where local people show what they are making and share what they are learning. Mixed in the with DIY science and technology, robots, crafts and food are such presenters as the Center for Maine Contemporary Art’s ArtLab, offering a Mystery Bag activity; designers Charles Duvall and Sarah Boisvert, with 3-D printed jewelry; Shelby Cote, maker of Tuneful Topper musical hats; Nathan Davis’ interactive art installation using a computer and an iPhone; and the stealthy Mid-coast Yarn Ninjas.

The MMMF is presented by Camden Public Library in partnership with the Midcoast Magnet, with support from the Maine Technology Institute, the Pen-Bay Regional Chamber of Commerce and the Farnsworth Art Museum. For more information, visit

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