Open Works is an incubator for Baltimore’s creative economy, providing affordable working studios and access to state-of-the-art production facilities for several hundred visual artists, photographers, graphic designers, sculptors, weavers, fiber artists, fashion designers, and fine furniture makers.
Located on Greenmount Avenue near the Barclay neighborhood in Baltimore, the facility will offer a complete wood shop, metal shop, and digital media studio along with a digital fabrication shop (CNC routers and milling machines), a 3D imaging and 3D printing studio, a microelectronics lab, and a digital embroidery and fibers studio. It will also provide 150 individual micro-studios for designing, assembling, and finishing projects and products created in these facilities.
Completed in the fall of 2016, Open Works aims to provide job training programs to 50 low-income residents a year, and to offer 5,000 student program hours per year of after school STEM activities, as well as weekend and summer workshops aimed at school aged children.
Telesis CDE provided New Market Tax Credit financing to support the ongoing transformation of this Baltimore neighborhood.