2023 2023

Maker Fest 2023 Portsmouth

Oct. 14

11AM -

Olde Towne

Learn to Create!

Explore the "work-behind-the-work" of artisans and digital creatives!

Interactive Displays | Live Demonstrations | Hands-On Learning | All Ages And Skill Levels

Are you a maker at heart? From artisanal skills like painting, weaving and glass blowing to high-tech endeavors like coding and 3D printing, Maker Fest Portsmouth is fun for all ages and skill levels!

Come explore “maker culture” with interactive displays, demonstrations and hands-on activities. Learn from accomplished makers – artisans, technology gurus and everything in between – who are eager to pass their knowledge and passion on to fellow enthusiasts like you.

This family-friendly event is included with admission inside the Children’s Museum of Virginia, and free at the Portsmouth Art & Cultural Museum, and the Portsmouth Naval Shipyard Museum. All activities will be held inside the museums.

Come Explore
Your Creative Side!

Location & Vendor List

Fluid Art Make-n-Take
Make-n-Take Fluid Art Pour Painting
Cold Wax Encaustic Painting Demonstration
Demos of a unique material that allows for rich translucent surfaces and depth.
Knitters GUILD
Demonstrations of Knitting and Fiber Arts
Beekeeping Display
Beekeeping Demonstrations & Displays with Equipment
Woodcarving GUILD
Woodcarving Demonstrations & Displays
The 5440 Quilters GUILD
Quilting Demos & Quilt Displays
Ceramic Clay Art Handbuilding Demo
Clay Arts Demonstrations in Handbuilding

Martin Burke
Animation & Film Clubs
That Art Store
Children's Craft
Happy Kampers Rock Shop
Lapidary – Jewelry making; rock tumbling and polishing
Go Tech (Teacher/Trainer)
Activity pending

Hampton Roads Ship Model Society
Model shipbuilding
Norfolk Naval Shipyard
Snap Circuits, Ozobots

Learn more about the Portsmouth Museums and our upcoming events!

2023 2023

Maker Fest 2023 Portsmouth