At Open Works, we believe everyone is a maker. We’ve built a place where anyone can build nearly anything–that’s where you come in.
Our mission is to make tools, technology, and the knowledge to use them accessible to all.
Baltimore is a brilliant, beautiful city with a magnificent manufacturing legacy. It birthed the bottle cap, the railroad, and legions of Liberty ships. The twists of history have deleted some of that legacy, but remnants of that industrial power still remain all over town. Open Works sits in the heart of one of Baltimore’s original manufacturing districts, a stone’s throw from the old Crown Cork and Seal complex and the former Lebow Brothers Clothing factory.
But it’s not all distant history — making is mounting a comeback in Baltimore. This city is full of artists, hackers, micro-manufacturers, inventors, students, teachers, entrepreneurs, and builders. The manufacturing economy is growing. Social entrepreneurs are succeeding. New businesses are blooming. Open Works is a place for all of us to learn from one another and collaborate on building out this new economy to its fullest potential – together.
Open Works does not promote or discriminate against any person, population group, or organization. These include, but are not limited to, race, color, religion, sex, gender expression, physical appearance, language, education background, national origin, age, disability, and veteran status. Open Works holds its members, teacher, contractors, visitors, and partners to the same standard.
Open Works will never share your data with anyone, financial and credit card data is held by a secure third party, and we will never contact you without your permission.