Information for makers

Art Works’ Makerspace provides a place to create, explore, tinker, invent & discover using a wide variety of materials, both real and virtual!

Art Works is a 501(c)(3) non­profit organization whose purpose is to provide working makers and artists with the space, community, and programming necessary for a successful practice. Art Works serves as a hub for artists, the community, and existing arts organizations in the South Metro area to connect and network with each other. The collaborative nature of our artistic community is our driving force; we hope and expect that our makers and studio artists will both contribute to, and benefit from, their fellow artists across media.

Send us an email to arrange a tour of the building and Makerspace. Application information is below.


membership levels & benefits

Membership Levels
Membership & BenefitsStarving MakerHousehold MakerHousehold Maker Pro
Monthly Membership Fee$35$65$95
Co-Worker or Second Member Access

All co-workers/members must be within the same household, be registered with AWE, and have a completed waiver on file.

0One additional co-worker: MUST be accompanied by primaryOne additional member: does NOT need to be accompanied by primary
Guest Passes Issued Annually

All passes are “one guest for one day.” All guests must be registered with AWE and have a completed waiver on file.

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Access

Makerspace, first floor common space with bathrooms and kitchen

access only during regular business hours24 hours per day

7 days per week

1 building key issued

24 hours per day

7 days per week

2 building keys issued

Storage LockerNo1 small1 large
Use of the following equipment:

Table Saw, Chop Saw, Band Saw, Drill Press, Orbital Sander, Belt Sander with Side Disk Attachment

YesYesYes
Maslow CNC RouterYesYesYes
Electronics Lab

*Electronics lab equipment will be purchased when 5 users express interest.

YesYesYes
Online Maker Forum

*Available once development is completed.

YesYesYes
Equipment Calendar

*Available once development is completed.

YesYesYes

Application Requirements

Interested makers must fill out the online application form below and provide the following materials for jurying:

  • A brief resume (no more than 2 pages);
  • A list of 2-3 personal and/or professional references, including names, phone numbers, and email addresses;
  • (optional) 3-5 digital images, audio files, or links to online video content (attached with the electronic or mailed application), of work completed within the last 3 years; and
  • A check for the total amount due with application( or you may request an invoice be sent to you within the Application), which is the annual supporter donation (either $50 individual supporter or $75 family supporter, more details here) plus one month’s membership dues (based on your application choice — please refer to the Membership Levels Chart above for details).

Your check will not be deposited unless or until you have passed the jurying process and have signed a membership agreement; if you are not accepted to be a studio maker at this time, your check will be returned to you. If you request and pay an invoice, you will be refunded in the original form of payment.

Please review these important documents before applying:


Ready to apply?

In addition to completing the online application, you will also need to review safety guidelines and operating procedures for the equipment in the Makerspace. For your safety, we also require completion of a written assessment for specific equipment. See Tool Documentation and Assessments for additional information.


future planning

Additional ideas currently under consideration by Art Works’ Makerspace Committee: youth membership, day pass access to the Makerspace, and implementation of new gadgets and gizmos.

We are always ready to improve our Makerspace.  Do you have ideas about this space?  Tools to donate?  Advice to give?  Email us!