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Pagosa MAKERS Expo & Tour set for October

By Leanne Goebel
Special to The PREVIEW

The Pagosa MAKERS Expo & Tour hosted a party June 26 for MAKERS, sponsors and event planners.

The Pagosa MAKERS Expo & Tour is a two-day interactive experience providing MAKERS an opportunity to bring their creative endeavors from the basement, garage and kitchen table out for public viewing and consumption.

MAKERS are Do-it-Yourself (DIY)ers, recycle and up cycle creators and innovators who make anything: fine art, crafts, traditional arts, robots, rockets, tools, movies, beer, baked goods, preserves, organic food, artisanal cheeses, music, coffee, quilts, soap, herbal remedies, clothing and more.

The expo takes place Oct. 11-12 at SHY RABBIT Contemporary Arts and the Pagosa Springs Center for the Arts, while the tour portion will happen at studios, homes and businesses in the central Pagosa corridor.

More than 100 local MAKERS will be represented during the Pagosa MAKERS Expo & Tour, up from the 90 represented last year. Additionally, the goal is to attract 1,300 visitors to participate free in the tour. (We had more than 900 last year.)

The Pagosa Arts & Culture Project, host organization for the Pagosa MAKERS Expo & Tour, will spend approximately $13,000 to advertise this event around the region and attract visitors to the area.

For more information, contact Leanne Goebel at 903-5272 or email Leanne.Goebel@gmail.com.

This story was posted on July 3, 2014.