Dubonnet Porter her partner Wendeau Neal are Positive Images Products. They create wooden home goods include mirrors, earring holders, magnets, boxes, and jewelry and market them through local and national retail stores ,fairs and festivals.
Having been able to participate in some of our funded programs, Ms Porter had this to say about why it is important to keep our scholarship fund healthy.
“Open Works has provided us with the skills and machinery to increase our production 100%.Receiving scholarships for classes made all the difference in us getting the knowledge we sought and we are forever grateful. I would encourage anyone considering contributing to the scholarship fund to do so immediately with the full assurance that their dollars are being used wisely.”
Please consider donating to the scholarship fund and help us reach our goal of raising $5000 this month and check out Positive Images Products!!!
Gingerbread Rowhomes go on sale MONDAY!
Baltimore spin on a holiday classic! Not only that, building a gingerbread house this year will help rebuild a REAL rowhome for a neighbor in need in Greenmount West!
For each kit sold, we are donating $5 (20%) to the Bell House Community Build Fundraiser to renovate a home for Ms. Bell, a community elder in Greenmount West. This effort is being led by the Greenmount West Community Center. You can donate directly here OR sign up to donate time and skills here.
Black Acres Roastery wanted to get in on this action too so we’ve added an option to add a bag of their Seya Blend coffee with some of the proceeds also going to the Bell House Community Build Fundraiser.
Supplies will be limited so order Monday!!!
Check out these beautiful tables!!!
Our endlessly talented contract services department made them for Chesapeake Arts.
Open Works will be closed on 11/25 and 11/26 for Thanksgiving and Black Friday and for 12/24-1/2 for a Holiday break.
Black Acres Roastery, will be soft opening next week 9 AM – 1 PM on Nov. 19, 20, 22, 23, and 24th. Come try their amazing brewed coffee, canned cold brew, or bagged beans roasted fresh on site. Full hours and menu coming soon!
The Made in Baltimore Kiosk at Open Works will be fully stocks and open on Mon, 11/22. Don’t let global supply chain issues cramp your holiday shopping. SHOP LOCAL!
Give the gift of making this year with Open Works class passes!!!
+ Small Business Saturday on Waverly Mainstreet. Dozens of local vendors on Nov 27th.
+ Global Air Drone Academy are finalists in the United Way Changemakers Challenge. Attend a virtual events and vote!!!
+ MICA is hiring: Studio Manager, Interdisciplinary Sculpture
Open Works Weekly 4/7/23
Increasing Digital Equity Beginning this Spring! A number of different neighborhoods throughout central Baltimore will be able to charge their devices and access WiFi thanks to our partnership with the Central Baltimore Partnership (CBP). The 29th Street Community...
Open Works Weekly 3/31/23
Do you want to bring your young person into the Textiles shop to sew with you? It's time to get them youth certified! Combined with our new youth membership option, we now offer a portable sewing machine class that prepares you and your young person for working...
Open Works Weekly 3/24/23
We've got just TWO of our 105 micro-studios left! Small but mighty, each comes with fast wi-fi, an optional workbench, and conference room privileges. But the best part is joining up with the fascinating and wide-ranging creative community! And have we mentioned the...
Open Works Weekly 3/17/23
TODAY! Join us at 10:30 with your little one for story time with Mrs. Abigail! Grab a coffee from our friends at Black Acres and enjoy songs, stories, and activities. While you're in, it would also be a perfect time to register any older siblings for Maker Camp 2023....
Open Works Weekly 3/10/23
One of our FAVORITE things to do is connect makers with opportunities! There are a lot coming up in the next few weeks -- check out the links below for accelerators, competitions, and vending opportunites.+ The inaugural Make/Space Accelerator is now accepting...
Open Works Weekly 3/3/23
Enrollment is OPEN for Maker Camp 2023! We are offering 5 weeks of half-day summer camp exploring drones, digital design, and fabrication skills for ages 8-15. All 5 weeks sold out last year, so don't wait! Scholarships are always available here. Not sure about...
Open Works Weekly 2/24/23
Today is the 3rd day of our EPIC wood shop reorganization! We are busy cleaning, labeling, engraving, inventorying, pegboarding, and moving machines to improve member experience. It will take another week or so to wrap up final touches. Going forward, each tool will...
Open Works Weekly 1/12/23
There are still a few open spot for official premiere of the Black Butterfly Dream Lab with Dr. Lawrence Brown. Participants will play the board game Urban Cipher, view a history exhibit, examine Baltimore City's budget, and literally build a more equitable...
Open Works Weekly 1/6/23
It's been quite some time in the planning process, but the cafe take-away window is finally up and running! Currently open from 8–9am, you can now grab take out from Black Acres Roastery just a few short steps away from the ample parking along Greenmount Ave. As part...
Open Works Weekly 12/23/22
Just a few quick things before we close up for the break. We're closing early today, at 3:00pm due to staff being out sick, and will be closed, as planned through 1/2/23. We want to encourage everyone to stay safe and healthy out there. We also wanted...
Station North Arts Walk
TONIGHT!!! 5–8PM Tonight is Station North Arts Walk’s Spotlight on Greenmount West and Open Works will serve as a hub with a maker’s mart, food vendors, and music from DJ Trillnatured. Registration is not required, but appreciated. Maker Vendors...
Open Works Weekly 6/24/22
Today, we’re graduating the first cohort of the Baltimore Sewn Trades Training Program!!! Congrats to Kay, Ellie, Jody, Will, T., D., and Devan! It’s hard to sum up all the hard work and detailed learning that went into completing this program, but the slim binder...
The Boutique Life at Open Works
Number one perk of writing the Open Works newsletter is the opportunity to go around asking our talented members a bunch of questions about their work. Last week I had a chance to sit down and chat with Samantha Montgomery from The Boutique Life, one of our resident...
Open Works Weekly 5/13/22
Are you interested in computer-aided design, CNC routers, 3D printing, laser cutting, or making furniture? The Makers Unite CAD Training program teaches AutoDesk Fusion 360, use and operation of our CNC (computer numerical control) wood routers, and basic woodworking...