Membership Options


Maryland’s Largest Community of Creative Professionals

Join our vibrant community of makers, dreamers, and doers! Open Works was named Maryland’s largest accelerator by the Baltimore Business Journal in 2018. We provide a home to dozens of small businesses, startups, and nonprofits as well as working artists building projects for Artscape, Light City, or private commissions. In 2021, we launched monthly membership options with a simpler structure so you can easily turn your ideas into reality.


Want to join the Open Works Community? Here’s how:

To become a member, please follow these three easy steps.

step 1

Sign up for Orientation

Attend our 1-hour tour of Open Works. Get to know the staff, explore our facilities, and feel the vibe! 

step 2

Attend In-Person Orientation

After you sign up for orientation, you will receive an email confirmation for the date and time you selected. You must attend this orientation in person in order to go to the next step.

step 3

Choose Your Plan

We have membership plans to fit your business size, needs and budget. Find the plan that is right for you. Signing up for your membership plan must be done and paid for in person.

Membership Plans

Free Access

Open Works offers a lot for free — sign up for our newsletter and be the first to know about exclusive promotional offers, events, community happenings, and job opportunities. Our spacious, well-lit lobby has free wi-fi and comfy reading chairs. Come grab a coffee and set up with your laptop for the afternoon, or hang out at our new outdoor seating area by the deck. We offered regular free public events.

Sign up for our newsletter so you can be the first to know about upcoming events!

    Paid Access Memberships

    As of July 1st, 2021, Open Works is resuming monthly billing for memberships under an all-new structure. We have collapsed our previous multiple membership levels into one, simple all-access level priced at $80 a month. If you were a member pre-Covid, no need to re-take community orientation — sign up here to resume your membership on July 1. If you have never been a member here before, please sign up for a membership orientation below.


    Day Pass

    All-day access to any shop that you have earned a safety certification for:

    • Textiles Lab
    • Electronics Lab
    • 3D Printing Lab
    • Digital Media Lab
    • Computer Lab
    • Wood Shop
    • Digital Fabrication
    • Metal Shop
    • Spray Booth
    • Computer Lab

    $25.00/visit, discounted bulk packs available

    Pro Membership

    All-month access to any shop that you have earned a safety certification for:

    • Textiles Lab
    • Electronics Lab
    • 3D Printing Lab
    • Digital Media Lab
    • Computer Lab
    • Wood Shop
    • Digital Fabrication
    • Metal Shop
    • Spray Booth
    • Computer Lab


    Resident Membership

    It is no longer a requirement to have a monthly membership when renting a micro-studio. Purchase monthly memberships or day passes as needed. Resident members eligible for $10/mo. discount on “Pro” memberships. 

    • 7′ x 7′ micro-studio
    • Conference room access
    • Dedicated wi-fi
    • Kitchenette
    • Mailing address
    • Dedicated printer (coming soon)

    $185.00/mo., additional studios just $150/mo.




    *Resident Members may add up to 4 micro-studios per membership (additional studios $150 each). A deposit of $175.00 is required for each micro-studio.
    *Single day passes are valid for 30 days from time of purchase.

    Discounts + Add-ons

    Open Works offers a number of discount programs for qualifying individuals. If you are not sure if you qualify, contact our member services staff at or 410-862-0424.

    Youth and Teen Memberships

    Young makers ages 8–15 can access Open With with an Explorer Pass and makers ages 16–18 joining as Teen members. More info about youth and teen membership.

    Explorer pass: $15/day

    Teen makers: $40.00/mo.

    Senior Sliding-Scale Memberships

    Members who are 55+ are eligible for sliding-scale pricing starting at $35/mo. Apply here!



    Group Memberships

    Primary keyholder for a company or organization pays $80/mo. Additional keys for employees are $15/mo. each. Additional keys for resident members are $10/ea.

    $10-15.00 per team member per month

    Storage Rentals

    We have 11 4’x4’x8′ full-size industrial lockers and 8 3’x3’x3′ half-size industrial lockers available. Resident members eligible for $10 discount on storage spaces.

    Full-size: $85/mo. 

    Half-size: $45/mo.





    Curious about our Micro-Studios? Learn about our Micro-Studios here.



    Orientation Schedule

    You will be asked to create a login and password account with MindBody in order to schedule your orientation.
    Day / Time

    Make it Happen at Open Works

    Looking for something else? Open Works has all the tools and resources you need to bring an idea to life, learn a new skill, find a space for your new business and so much more.

    Contact Us

    1400 Greenmount Ave,
    Baltimore, MD 21202
    (410) 862-0424

    Hours of Operation

    M-F 9am to 9pm
    S-Su 9am to 5pm