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DIY Festival: May 17 at Main Library

Saturday, May 17 from 2-5 p.m.

The first annual Charleston DIY Festival is designed to celebrate the "Do-It-Yourself" philosophy. Take part, and enjoy the opportunity for local artists, craftspeople, businesses, organizations, musicians and technology advocates who support creativity and inventiveness to collaborate with the greater Charleston community. 

The event will feature: 

  • Interactive booths: from Makelab Charleston, Betty Irving's B&D Beaded Creations, Nicky Jones, Rebecca Jane Jewelry, Girls Rock Charleston, Brien Beidler of the Charleston Library Society, Tina Arnoldi of "Oils on the Side" Essential Oils, Space Craft Studios, Red Rose Vintage and BiblioLabs.

  • Live music: Is This Halloween Music? will perform at 2:30 p.m. and The V-Tones of Charleston will perform at 3:45 p.m. in the auditorium.

  • DIY 4 Kids: Crafts for kids will be available in the Young Adult department.

  • Lectures will be offered by the following presenters: 
    2:15 - 2:25 p.m. - Allison Merrick: Makers' Manifesto
    2:30 - 2:50 p.m. - Stylicia Bowden: The Do's and Don'ts of Self-Publishing  
    3:00 - 3:30 p.m. - Christine Eadie: Tintype Photography Using the Wet Plate Collodion Process
    3:40 - 4:10 p.m. - Preston Bernstein: Easy Website Design
    4:20 - 4:40 p.m. - Ellen Shoener: The Art of Making Your Own Newsletters 

Please call 805-6930 for more information.