OW Weekly / 1/27/2020
OW Weekly / 1/27/2020
We support an incredibly diverse community of leather workers, universities, guitar-builders, cabinet-makers, cobblers, architects, engineers, community organizers, painters, sculptors, and artists here at Open Works. Want to join their ranks? We have 5 studios left for rent! Sign up for a community orientation today to see what’s available.
The Baltimore Roundtable on Economic Development is offering a series of workshops on succession planning for your business. Learn how to sell, pass on to your children, or otherwise protect your legacy as an entrepreneur.
Help us make Greenmount West a safer place to walk, bike, and play! We have partnered with the Greenmount West Community Association, BYKE, and the MICA School of Social Design to make some local traffic interventions to calm down zooming cars on Greenmount, Guilford, and Oliver. Join us for a community input meeting on Feb. 5 at 6 PM.
Are you a MICA student or alumnus? Then you are eligible to apply for Up/Start, MICA’s annual business competition. Last year’s winner was Open Works’ very own Greenmount Tile Co.! The deadline is TODAY at midnight, so you’ve got 13 hours left . . . stop reading this email and get to work!
Are you a maker? Do you love working with people? Have you always wanted to make a difference in Baltimore City? Want to join in on shenanigans like flossing a dust collector? Join our team! We are looking for some help at our front desk and on our technician crew. If you are a capable, dynamic, technically-skilled and people-oriented self-starter, send a resume and cover letter to email@example.com.
Check out this beautiful souvenir that Thread co-owner Nani brought back from her trip to visit Las Diosas, the truly incredible women farmer cooperative in Nicaragua. A nice little reminder that women are powerful and all that we can accomplish when we work together. Keep an eye out for her report back to be announced soon!
This photo was taken 8 years ago -- a year before our building was acquired and 4-1/2 years before we opened our doors as Open Works proper. Since then, we've seen hundreds of new affordable housing units -- and hundreds of new faces -- move into the...
Check out our 2-session CNC Plasma Safety class this week. The first session is this coming Tuesday evening, 2/18, from 6-9 PM. Not enough metal for you? Follow it up with TIG Welding Safety on Saturday morning. Prefer less sparky crafts? We've got something in...
Long-time member and 2017 EnterpRISE 2nd-place winner Groundbird Gear just expanded to a FOURTH studio last week! We are so excited to have been able to facilitate their growth with more space, training, and access to tools over the last 3 years. Their...
CNC routers are some of the most powerful tools in our shop, capable of machining plywood, hard plastic, and even aluminum! They are big, loud, and can seem a bit intimidating -- that's why we offer a 6-hour CNC Safety class, so you can get a more thorough intro...
Thank you SO MUCH to Made in Baltimore members for voting us Best Maker Resource 2019! We are also excited to welcome MIB back as a tenant -- expect some new workshops and programming later this spring. Want to join them and 103 other awesome maker-neighbors? We...
Interested in becoming one of the most legendary designers of all time? Winning the Pritzker Prize (the Nobel of architecture)? Cool, no biggie, just join us for Wood Bending on Monday and learn how to get sculptural like Frank Gehry. We can't give you the...