Open Bench Project: Portland
Our makerspace provides members with access to studio/work space, tools and community, as well as discounts on classes and supplies. We help people bring their ideas into reality by encouraging critical thinking and fostering confidence in a curious, supportive environment. Become a member today.
- Allow yourself to be a beginner, no one starts off excellent.
- Joy is found not in finishing an activity but in doing it.
- Greatness does not come with permission.
WHAT MEMBERSHIP INCLUDES
“I can’t imagine losing my membership. I’ve just had so many opportunities come through here for my business.”
“7500 square feet of awesomeosity. A maker space extraordinaire. I love this place.”
“Is it wrong that I never wanted to leave?”
“Open Bench has been SO important to me in my journey to America.”
“AWESOME location and resource. Looking forward to seeing how we can integrate that resource in our school…”
“Open Bench was a great space to “mess about”.
“OBP was the perfect place…a makers dream. You couldn’t hurt the place.”
WHO WE SERVE
Why am I interested in Open Bench? Because I want to be around makers. Who are these makers? They're the people who transform dented brass instruments into musical wind sculptures; they're the people who figure out how to take photographs from kites. They're the...read more
My name is Jake Ryan, and I am the Founder + Director of the Open Bench Project L3C. For the past year I have been working to bring a Makerspace to Portland Maine. While this started as a desire to simply meet people and share some resources, it has turned into a...read more