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It's baaaack! 

Tinkerfest, a one-day festival that celebrates the creative, curious, and innovative spirit in all of us, returns to Northwest Arkansas on Sat., Oct. 1, from 9 am until 4 pm. The 2016 event will be held at the Scott Family Amazeum and is included with your paid admission or your membership.

The Amazeum will bring together makers, artists, and tinkerers to showcase their work while inviting attendees of all ages to join in the DIY (do it yourself) fun. Tinkerfest brings technology together with craftspeople, educators, families and artists to learn from each other. Whether you are a beginner or an avid tinkerer, Tinkerfest is a great family activity where all can experiment and learn things together. Ages 4-104 will find a tinkering experience to explore. 

Thanks to all the makers, tinkerers, volunteers, teachers, students, and parents who collaborate to make this event AMAZING.


2016 Sponsors for Website

Featured Artists

London Kaye
London Kaye is a classically trained dancer who discovered her passion for crochet at the age of thirteen. London received a dance scholarship to NYU and after graduation, dove into the local street-art scene. She began developing her signature style by crocheting on fences. She has adorned the windows of ABC Carpet and Home and has recently crocheted pieces for major brands including Red Valentino, Starbucks, Miller Lite, Chex Mix, and the Gap. According to Condé Nast Traveller, "London Kaye is the one to watch.” 

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Dani Ives
Dani Ives is a self-taught artist and founder of Good Natured Art. She has led fiber art workshops all across the South and Midwest including a six-week studio course of her wool painting techniques at Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art. Her award-winning work has been featured in international magazines and a fiber arts exhibition in Springfield, Mo. She currently lives in Fayetteville, Ark., with her husband and fur babies and creates art daily from her home studio.

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David Kersey
David Kersey, an Arkansas native and graduate of the Savannah College of Art and Design, is an educator, entrepreneur, and artist. His focus for the past 15 years has been digital art and animation. David moved from Los Angeles, Calif., where he worked at The Walt Disney Company and Sony Pictures on films such as The Polar Express, The Chronicles of Narnia, Tangled and the highest grossing animated film of all time, Frozen. During David’s time at Disney Feature Animation he worked on two Oscar winning production teams, Frozen, and the animated short film Feast. He was recently named executive director for the New Design School in Fayetteville and seeks to develop a world-class institution to enhance digital art education for students and professionals.

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Copyright 2016 Scott Family Amazeum

Website by Adair Creative Group

People inquire, explore, and soak up ideas. We thrive in environments rich with stimulation. From childhood, we gather information that will guide our lives. We never stop asking questions and we depend on everyone - parents, friends, community - to join this amazing adventure. The Scott Family Amazeum, a hands-on museum for children and families in Northwest Arkansas, is the dream of a community - to educate people in the best ways possible for whatever lies ahead and to engage the entire family in exploration, learning, and fun.



Mon: 10 am - 5 pm
Tues: closed
Wed, Thurs, Fri, Sat: 10 am - 5 pm
Sun: 1 pm - 5 pm
CLOSED Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Eve (Dec. 24), Christmas Day (Dec. 25), New Year's Day (Jan. 1)


Members - FREE
Kids under 2 years - FREE
Adults & Kids - $9.50


Copyright © 2016 Scott Family Amazeum

Website by Adair Creative Group