Open Works

Our mission is to make tools, technology, and the knowledge to use them accessible to all. Baltimore is a brilliant, beautiful city with a magnificent manufacturing legacy. It birthed the bottle cap, the railroad, and legions of Liberty ships. The twists of history have deleted some of that legacy, but remnants of that industrial power still remain all over town. Open Works sits in the heart of one of Baltimore’s original manufacturing districts, a stone’s throw from the old Crown Cork and Seal complex and the former Lebow Brothers Clothing factory. But it’s not all distant history — making is mounting a comeback in Baltimore. This city is full of artists, hackers, micro-manufacturers, inventors, students, teachers, entrepreneurs, and builders. The manufacturing economy is growing. Social entrepreneurs are succeeding. New businesses are blooming. Open Works is a place for all of us to learn from one another and collaborate on building out this new economy to its fullest potential – together.


When you sign up for an Open Works Membership, you’re joining our community. We provide a safe, welcoming space where anyone can unlock their creative potential.

We value: community, collaboration, creativity, curiosity, diversity, inclusion, learning, and support. Our name says it all–we’re open to everyone to do their work.

We work with organizations, people, and communities across differences of: age, ability, citizenship, economic status, education, gender identity or expression, life experiences, race/ethnicity, or sexual orientation, to develop inclusive programs and services that reflect our community.


Open works offers “pay what you can weekend multigenerational and weekday after school ongoing programs at whatever price you’r e comfortable with to get you hands making!


Bring the whole family down for a series of ongoing hands-on making classes on Saturdays or for your young people, ages 6-11 for after school options.

Services Provided

Office, Incubator, Laboratory, Kitchen and Meeting Space

  • Conference/Meeting and Event Space
  • Office Equipment and Furniture
  • Accelerator / Incubator / CoWorking / Makerspace

Product Development

  • Product Design & Development
  • Product Assembly & Packaging
Contact Information
Will Holman
1400 Greenmount Ave.
Baltimore, MD 21202