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DTLA Mini Maker Faire is back for the third time! Los Angeles is again joining a global network of Maker Faires to celebrate invention, creativity, craftsmanship, science, and the Do-It-Yourself (DIY) and Do-It-Together (DIT) culture with more diverse representations of all of the kinds of making in Los Angeles and beyond!
Proudly hosted by the Los Angeles Public Library, the DTLA Mini Maker Faire will take place at the gorgeous and historic Central Library in downtown Los Angeles (otherwise known as DTLA).
Questions? Want to talk to an organizer? Interested in becoming a sponsor? Visit our Contact page.
Attendance is Free! Why sign up for a ticket?
Due to the limited space at the Central Library, participants are strongly recommended to register for a ticket. In addition, signing up for a ticket will help us better plan our exhibits and interactive displays so that we will have enough materials for everyone to take part and enjoy.
And there's more! All registered attendees will receive a DTLA Maker Faire sticker at check-in that will be accepted as a discount voucher at various nearby eateries. A complete list of participating stores will be provided at check-in. Also, all registered participants will be automatically entered to win a really cool prize tote at check-in. Winner will be notified via email.
Do I need to bring my ticket with me?
Yes, please bring your printed ticket or have your confirmation QR code ready on your smart device for faster check-in at the event entry.
When will DTLA Mini Maker Faire be open to the public?
It will be on Saturday, December 1, 2018, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. PST
More information at dtla.makerfaire.com.
Where can I park?
You may park in the commercial parking garage located at 524 South Flower Street.
Please enter and exit the Westlawn parking garage from Flower Street entrance; it's the first driveway, with a ramp going down. With the anticipated traffic congestion and several street closures and detours due to the construction work in the vicinity, please plan your travel time and route accordingly and allow yourself extra time to reach your destination.
When entering the garage after 9:30 a.m. and exiting by 5:30 p.m., parking is $1.00 flat rate with LAPL library card validation. To obtain a validation, you must show your Los Angeles Public Library library card at the Information Desk on the first floor. If you do not have a LAPL library card, you may apply for one on the day of the event. It's free to get a library card.
Where is the handicap parking located?
The Central Library is fully accessible to the disabled throughout the building. Flower and Fifth Street entrances have ramps.
There are two options for handicapped parking:
- There are two handicapped parking spaces with no meters or charge located on the south side of Fifth Street close to the Fifth Street entrance to the building for vehicles with a disabled placard.
- The Westlawn commercial parking lot at 524 S. Flower Street has the disabled parking symbol on its sign. The spaces are available immediately to the right as you enter the garage.
Is public transportation available?
The Metro Blue Line and Metro Red Line both have stops near Central Library. Most buses which come downtown stop near the Central Library. Check the MTA website for rates, routes, and schedules. Please note that due to the ongoing Metro Regional Connector Transit Project, Metro Rail and Bus service may be impacted.
For real-time rail and bus service information, please click here or call 323.GO.METRO
Will you have bike parking?
Yes, the Central Library has 12 U-bike racks in front of the 5th Street entrance, 4 U-bike racks on Hope Street near the library's Hope Street entrance, and there is a single-sided grid bike rack by the staircase next to the Library's Flower Street entrance.
Can I volunteer at the Mini Maker Faire?
Yes! Please contact the Volunteer Engagement Office at firstname.lastname@example.org call (213) 228-7490.
What if it rains?
The show will go on! Only a portion of the exhibits will be outdoor. Bring rain gear to keep you dry when walking outdoors. We will have many indoor exhibits to keep the family dry.
What can I expect?
To have a fantastic time! You'll be surprised, intrigued, and inspired with every corner that you turn.
DTLA Mini Maker Faire is independently organized and operated under license from Maker Media, Inc.