See the slideshow with highlights from our event in 2016:
First thanks to all of our sponsors:
Albemarle County Public Schools, ShopBot, PVCC, Staunton Maker Space, Apprenticeship Connections, Active Media Group, Catstone Press, Charlottesville Family, Tandem Friends School, IX Art Park and The Habitat Store
And let’s not forget our volunteers:
Marc Lipson, Peggy Riso, Mark Nizer, Ellen Climo, Jim Respress, Kate Little Hunter, Dan Hunt, Cosmo, Chi Cho, Brian Wimer, Cindy Marks , the crew from Theta Tau at UVA and last but not least, all of the folks who strutted their stuff at the Big Hat Show!
We had another terrific event, full of creative and inspired exhibitors, coming from Northern Virginia, Richmond, Harrisonburg, Staunton, Fluvanna County and of course from our Cville/Albemarle area.
Finally, thanks to all of our attendees, who bring the curiosity and energy that makes our Cville Mini Maker Faire such an enjoyable and inspiring event!
ShopBot Tools, PVCC Engineering, Staunton Maker Space, Apprenticeship Connections, Cville First Person Viewing Drones, UVA Engineering, ACPS Robotics, JMU Industrial Design, The Chaos Machine, The Cup Cake Car, Tinkersmiths, IX Art Park, Cville Repair Café, The Tick Comb, Cav. Robotics, Russell Richards Vac. Forming Masks, Transition Cville, The ELF Mobile, 3D Central, Autonomous Industries, John Rubino, Stuart Hall School, Burley Middle School, Henley Middle School, Argo Dezines, Scheps Sculpts, CATEC, Alb. Amateur Radio, Licorice Tree Felting, Cville Open Bio Labs, Monticello Jefferson Replicas, Tech Girls, Grumpy Angel Designs, Red’s Custom Jewelry, Chancellor St. School Wood Bench, Habitat Store, The Big Hat Show at 3pm, Computers 4 Kids, Stone Robinson Elementary School, Gravity Is Optional….
Months in the making, The BIG Hat Show began with a desire to mix big shapes with improvisational movement. It is a runway show highlighting the talents of local designers, dancers, and a few fashion mavericks from New York City.
We’ve got hip-hop, big designs, glitter spoons, and a whole lot of inspired, sculptural hats to bring you joy in this one-time only showcase.
The BIG Hat Show is appropriate for adults, children, contortionists, dance enthusiasts, pig wranglers, trolley drivers, line cooks and people of all creative persuasions. Bring your friends, bring your grandparents, have a great time!