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Amazeum Creatives Collaborate on Public Art Piece

 Rainbow Springs to Light up Lawrence Plaza   BENTONVILLE, Ark. (May 9, 2019) — Lawrence Plaza in Downtown Bentonville will be a little brighter after the installation of Rainbow Springs. Rainbow Springs is an interactive art piece created by the Scott Family Amazeum creative team in collaboration with Fayetteville maker Eugene Sargent as part of the museum’s Maker in Residence Program. Visit Bentonville provided $25,000 to fund development of Bentonville’s first technology-enabled, interactive public art piece.

Amazeum reaches 1,000,000 guest milestone

Thank you Northwest Arkansas for being one of a million reasons for us to celebrate reaching a significant milestone in April. Since opening on July 15, 2015, the Scott Family Amazeum welcomed over a million guests from every state in the United States and many foreign countries.

Empowered Educators Make Powerful Learners

Every innovation starts with the recognition that change is not only good, but also necessary to make a difference in someone’s life. Teachers who participate in Maker Boot Camp at the Scott Family Amazeum quickly recognize that the changes they experience translate to a richer, deeper learning experience for their students (and themselves). Taking educators through a process to discover making and tinkering at Maker Boot Camp leads to a fundamental shift in the relationship between teacher and students.

Maker Boot Camp Transforms Educators

Boot Camp conjures up images of testing limits, hard work, determination, and pushing boundaries. There is also a certain expectation from Boot Camp, the expectation of a physical, mental, and procedural transformation that result in self-improvement. And that is pretty much what happens during Maker Boot Camp at the Scott Family Amazeum. By the end of the week, educators who participate experience a transformation in the way they work, think, and how they engage students in their classrooms, libraries, and makerspaces.

2018 Was Some Zing to Celebrate

A big year calls for a big celebration, and 2018 was huge at the Scott Family Amazeum. So, we we threw a party with almost 2,000 guests to help us celebrate 2018 and Zing in 2019 at our fourth annual (seriously, 4 years!)  Zing in the New Year!

Meet the Maker: Eugene Sargent

A number of makers called the Scott Family Amazeum home during the first year of the Maker in Residence Program. Each brought a unique brand of creativity to the museum and community. And each influenced thought about creative work at the museum and beyond. Of all the makers who resided at the Amazeum in 2018, the impact of Fayetteville maker Eugene Sargent continues to radiate through the Amazeum and Northwest Arkansas.

Meet the Maker: Amanda Willshire

The Scott Family Amazeum's Maker in Residence Program introduces talented, creative makers to Northwest Arkansas and the creative culture that already exists in the region.  Makers from across the nation with unique skills, visions, and mindsets find a home at the Amazeum where they become part of the family. Amanda Willshire, the latest Amazeum Maker in Residence, moved in and got to work with the team who supported her with time, talent and tools as she worked on a piece of interactive public art.

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