Local artists celebrated during ‘National Makers Week’

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (KRQE) – It’s National Makers Week and Albuquerque is celebrating it in a big way.

The week is meant to introduce the community to the importance of not only collaboration, but entrepreneurism and STEM education. STEM is an acronym for science, technology, engineering and mathematics.

Makers are those of all ages and backgrounds that create anything and everything from 3D Printing, robots, gaming, coding, digital and electronic art, to crafting and design. ABQ Maker, Genevieve Brechtel, joined the KRQE This Morning team to showcase her chainmaille designs. Watch above.

Currently, makers are participating in the educational, hands-on activities, interactive, family friendly “faire” that focuses on innovation, STEM, art, toys, music and creativity.

“The ABQ Mini Maker Faire” begins Saturday, August 27th and end Sunday, August 28th.

This all is happening at the Albuquerque Balloon Museum and tickets are now available. Adults pay $10 and children $5.

For more information, visit their website.

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