The dust has settled and I’m happy to report the first iMakeCLT was a tremendous success!
Over 800 of our neighbors walked through the doors of C3 Lab during the Saturday event.
iMakeCLT, through the tremendous collaboration of makers throughout Charlotte, provided a temporary space for neighbors to meet and children 0-99 to make, break and fix together. Our hope is that the event inspired many future innovators.
This inaugural event was inspired by a placemaking microgrant from Historic South End and powered by UTC Aerospace Systems.
Partners included the amazing folks of C3 Lab, April Marten studios and Charlotte Mecklenburg Library’s Idea Box. Additional support came from 3D Systems, Charlotte Community Toolbank and Lowe’s.
Thank you to our dedicated, amazing volunteers. Without you this amazing community event would not have been possible.
And a big thanks to all our makers!
Additional good news – we raised $491 in support of our #activatesummer campaign. (There’s still time to give. Click here to support.)
The future of #making is bright in Charlotte!