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Makers Meetups

Join us Thursday, May 18th. Creative collisions and collaborations happen when artisans, makers, crafters, and micro-manufacturers get together. Let’s meet up & create a more inclusive and vibrant maker eco-system in Knoxville. Bird on the Wire Studios is owned and operated by Derek White. Derek is a Professional Photographer, Sculptor, and Soap Artisan.

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Derek White

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Presenting Sponsors

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