Thursday, May 15, 2014

Assemble's MakerDate Auctions Dates with Artists is Saturday

Posted By on Thu, May 15, 2014 at 2:30 PM

Assemble, Garfield’s all-ages arts and creativity space, continues its devotion to the marriage of art, craft and technology with an unusual auction this Sat., May 17.

The 2014 MakerDate invites people to bid on "dates" with each of 20 artists, crafters and technologists, with whom they can spend a day making a one-of-a-kind piece of personalized art.

Participating artists include jeweler/metalworker Anya Weitzman, photographer/interactive digital artist Jakob Marsico, local food initiative Café con Leche, and Alternate Histories, which fabricates postcards, comic books, historical maps and more to incorporate zombies, robots and aliens into American history.

Assemble is non-profit and staffed entirely by volunteers, so all proceeds from this event go directly to itsSTEAM initiative, which seeks to incorporate Art and Design into the curricula of American schools. The event also includes food, drink and music.

Tickets are $30, but for $100 you can purchase a VIP package that includes a gift bag, various exclusive demonstrations and performances, and chances to meet the artists behind Assemble. The event is at 6 p.m., at the Hill House Kaufmann Center, 1825 Centre Ave.

Click here for tickets.

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