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Create a Mask, Contribute to a Community Art Installation and Meet a Famous Robot at the Maker's Masquerade, Dec. 28. This Benefit For Seattle's Jigsaw Renaissance is Produced in Partnership With Brown Paper Tickets.

Dec. 16, 2013 (Seattle) Create a masquerade mask adorned with lights, contribute to a community art installation and meet Dalek Clara, a life-sized robotic replica of a character from "Dr. Who" at the Maker's Masquerade, Dec. 28 at 6 p.m. at Jigsaw Renaissance, Inscape Arts Building, 815 Seattle Boulevard South in Seattle's International District. The all-ages party will feature materials and instruction for light-up mask-making, refreshments, raffles and the music of Tim Scallon. Tickets are available in advance for a minimum of $8 each, with a pay-what-you-can opportunity to donate more than the ticket price to support Jigsaw Renaissance maker space, at Tickets at the door will be a minimum of $10.

"We want to foster collaborative creativity while raising funds for our community space," said Tamara Clammer, a Doer for Brown Paper Tickets advocating for the maker community, and a producer of the Maker Masquerade. "Maker spaces like Jigsaw Renaissance are a place for building community while building something fun, together."

Attendees are invited to dress in their favorite handmade attire, or create something new. A selection of items will be available to fabricate or decorate a mask, belt, tunic or other costume pieces that guests bring. Makers from Jigsaw Renaissance will show party-goers how to make a very simple circuit using LEDs and aluminum tape, so guests can add a few holiday lights to their ensemble, or to a community art installations being created through the evening.

"Adding lights to a masquerade mask really makes you 'stand out'," said Clammer. "The masks can be kept as a holiday souvenir, or re-worn for other masquerade occasions, such as Mardi Gras or Halloween."

Fundraising raffles for maker-oriented prizes, refreshments and the music of Tim Scallon will add to the festive environment and atmosphere. Robotics enthusiasts and sci-fi fans will enjoy mingling with special guest Dalek Clara, a life-sized remote-controlled replica of the robot made famous in "Dr. Who," built by Seattle maker Shaylee Bell.

For more information about the event, or about Jigsaw Renaissance, go to


About Jigsaw Renaissance: Jigsaw Renaissance ( is a member-supported learning and making community, dedicated to collaborative education and creation. Every Monday in January from 6-9 p.m. will be an open house for those interested in checking it out. Want to host a class at Jigsaw Renaissance to teach others whatever you know how to make or do? Visit our wiki page at, and then contact us, so we can chat about scheduling something cool together.

About Brown Paper Tickets: Brown Paper Tickets (, the world's only Not-Just-For-Profit ticketing company,creates stronger communities through events, donations and a business model thatprioritizes helping people and supporting community over making profits. The company offers sophisticated ticketing and event registration tools at the lowest fees in the industry, donates 5 percent of its profits to causes in the category of each ticket buyer's choice, pays employees a week's salary each year to work for nonprofits, and employs a team of "Doers" to build healthy communities.

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