This makerspace/artists’ collaborative renovates an existing 2-story warehouse structure in the Station North Arts District of Baltimore to provide space for small scale manufacturing, creative startups, and individual artists and craftspeople.
The facility includes shared micro-studio spaces, computer labs, classrooms, digital fabrication shops (CNC machines for wood, plastic and metal, 3D Printing and Laser Cutters), a wood shop, a metal shop, an industrial sized paint booth, a textile studio and an electronics laboratory, all centered around a multi-use gathering/performance space meant for artistic and entrepreneurial collaboration. The Greenmount Coffee Lab, (which houses a coffee roastery, café and retail space), run by Baltimore coffeehouse and independent book store collective Red Emma’s, is located in the front lobby. Open Works is the sixth largest makerspace in the country.
"People will not only create [here], but create jobs. ...The people who once felt invisible will become invincible."
Elijah E. Cummings