Open Works Weekly 3/18/22
Open Works Weekly 3/18/22
Great news! The Maryland Makerspace Initiative (SB453) has passed out of committee with favorable reviews and no amendments. We still need your help to make sure this bill gets a vote on the Senate floor! Crossover day is coming up on March 21st, so in order to make sure the House of Delates gets a vote we have to let Senate President Bill Ferguson know this is a priority! Call, email, social media, there’s no wrong way to get the message out. Click here if you need a refresher on the SB453.
Senator Bill Ferguson’s office:
(410) 841-3600, (301) 858-360
Jody Sprinkle, Sen Fergusons’s Deputy Chief of Staff:
(410) 841-3600, (301) 858-3600
We are really excited about today’s episode of The Truth in This Art podcast. It features our very own Director of Community and Culture, April Danielle Lewis. The Truth In This Art is a podcast interview series supporting vibrancy and development of Baltimore & beyond’s arts and culture. If you’re not already listening to this podcast, we highly recommend it. It features interviews with movers and shakers from all across Baltimore’s cultural landscape.
If your website is out of date apply the next cohort of Empower Baltimore by March 24.
TODAY PNC MOBILE BRANCH will be here from 9-11am and will be able to take care of all your everyday banking needs including:
Meet with a personal banker for financial guidance and support.
MOBILE BRANCH SERVICES
Apply for checking and savings accounts, receive or replace your PNC debit card, apply for a credit card, discuss lending options and more.
Deposit cash or checks without an envelope; withdraw or transfer funds; 1 check balances; and set personal preferences such as preferred language, fast cash and receipt selections.
Maker Camp 2022 registration open.
We’re on the look-out for great instructors and technicians. If you’re interested in working at one of Baltimore’s more exciting hubs of creativity apply today.
Celebrate the contributions to maker culture made by these remarkable women makers this month with our Making in Place Kits: Women’s Maker History Pennants.
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...