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April 15: Local creators bring their talents to Maker Faire Lake County

by Public Relations and Marketing | Published Mar 29, 2023

Come see what the community’s creative minds can do at the 3rd annual Maker Faire Lake County from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, April 15, at the PE Center of the Grayslake Campus, 19351 W. Washington St., Grayslake, IL, 60030. The event is free, family-friendly and open to the public. 

A child at Maker FaireMaker Faire Lake County is a show-and-tell for innovative designers, creators, builders and tinkerers. It celebrates the multifaceted fields of making, perfect for creative children and adults in Lake County—from engineers to scientists to crafters. The event also showcases CLC’s home for makers at the Grayslake Campus, the Baxter Innovation Lab, which opened in 2018. Many Makers develop exhibits with hands-on features to go along with their demonstrations. 

“We are really excited about the wide variety of exhibits this year,” said CLC Engineering Faculty and Maker Faire Producer Jan Edwards. “There will be music-making tesla coils, a roaming R2-D2, 3D printing experts, several local maker spaces and a variety of area students showcasing their projects.” 

Visit to meet the Makers at this year’s event. 

The final event for the Lake County Robotics Competition for students grade 7-12 will also take place at Maker Faire Lake County. Visit for more information, and to register, email Rob Twardock at  

On the same day, CLC is hosting an open house at all three campuses and the Advanced Technology Center from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. This event is also free and open to the public.  

About College of Lake County

College of Lake County is a comprehensive community college committed to equitable high-quality education, cultural enrichment and partnerships to advance the diverse communities it serves in northeastern Illinois. Offered at three campuses in Grayslake, Vernon Hills and Waukegan or online, college classes are affordable and accessible to help each student achieve academic, career and personal goals. More than 70,000 students graduated with degrees and certificates since the college opened in 1969. College of Lake County is the only higher-education institution ranked among the top 15 best places to work in Illinois by Forbes in 2019 and is a national leader in many areas, including campus internationalization, sustainability and conservation.