Chicago Makerspace // General workshop & Artist Studios
The Chicago Maker Space is a creators' workplace born of the need for artists to continue their practice beyond post-secondary or institutional training. Founders Eli Merritt and Sam Merritt have designed an open studio-style environment equipped with a metal and wood shop along with ten private, 10' x 10' studio spaces available for rent. Centrally located near the South Loop (2635 S Wabash ave.), Chicago Maker Space is easily accessible by the (1),(4) & (21) bus lines.
Open to the general public but aimed at serving the professional working artist, the space offers daily, weekly, monthly, and annual memberships along with consulting at an additional cost.
The shop floor consists of a few thousand square-foot workshop divided into separate wood and metal shops as well as a grinding/finishing room. We also offer digital fabrication such as Laser cutter/engravers and 3d Printers. The 10' x 10' studios offer artists a private, secure, and contained work space. Currently we have 5 out of 11 studios left and we offer them on a first come, first serve basis. The common making spaces along with individual studios are designed to create an efficient, productive, and supportive community for artists. Instagram: Chicagomakerspace
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