Maker Faire Bay Area 2023 – Maker Highlights #makerfaire

We had a wonderful time exploring and exhibiting at Maker Faire Bay Area 2023.

Maker Faire has been on hiatus the last few years, since the COVID pandemic shut down events all over the world.  This year it returned in the San Francisco Bay Area, with a brand-new location right on the waterfront in Vallejo, CA.

Vallejo is a suburb of the San Francisco area, and is home to a lot of art warehouses and build spaces. Artists have been moving en masse out of Oakland and SF over the last few years due to rising rents and limited space, especially during the challenging pandemic years when artist income largely evaporated. The city of Vallejo has welcomed a lot of these artists with lower rents and plenty of warehouse space. So many of the people I talked to were delighted and excited to get to participate in this wonderful event in their own backyard.

There was so much creative energy shared on both weekends, and so many wonderful inventions, events, and art pieces that it was hard to see everything. Here are just a few highlights from the event. I was honored to get to exhibit my LED Jellyfish Swarm and some of the costumes I’ve built over the years, and also to participate in a world-class fashion show with a handful of amazing designers. Take a look!

Featured Makers:

We did a few interviews with makers we met during the event, check them out below:

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