As you look across Greenmount Avenue from Greenmount Cemetery’s castle-like entrance, it isn’t hard to miss the modern, minimalist structure so different in style from its storied neighbor.
This is Open Works, the $11.5 million makerspace that aims to give the community access to tools and equipment to make projects come alive and the training and classes to help envision them.
The 34,000-square-foot center, with state-of-the-art equipment including fully outfitted wood and metal shops, a Mac computer lab, and 3D printers, is open to everyone. Makers can buy day passes, become members at one of three levels that range from $70 to $125 a month, or rent one of the micro-studios that come with locker space, a work bench, and free Wi-Fi. Open Works also offers a variety of classes and family activities.
Open Works will officially open with a Grand Opening Festival on Saturday, featuring group tours, vendors, and live music. Developed by the Baltimore Arts Realty Corporation, it is the sixth-largest makerspace in the country.