Visitors to the Fresno Art Museum can get a taste of "ridiculous cool" and "amazing crazy things" Sunday during a preview of a Mini Maker Faire planned for this spring, museum executive director Linda Cano says.
Sunday is Family Day at the museum, 2233 N. First St. Admission is free from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. and includes performances by the Bach Children's Choir and a visit from Santa Claus.
At noon, the museum will unveil a preview of its Mini Maker Faire. The actual Maker Faire happens April 11 and 12 in the park next to the museum, but visitors Sunday will get a taste of what it's all about.
Often called "the greatest show and tell on earth," maker faires are a chance for inventors, engineers and garage tinkerers to show off their projects. Sometimes, they're electric giraffes people can ride on. Sometimes, they're bicycles retrofitted to be gasoline powered.
It's all part of maker month in April, which will include several events. The Fresno Ideaworks Day at Chukchansi Park — with robotics demonstrations and a "nerdy derby" with souped-up Power Wheel cars — is April 29.
Details: Fresno Art Museum, (559) 441-4221 or www.fresnoartmuseum.org.
The Fresno Bee