Upcoming Events

Open Houses, Exhibitions & Public Events

Arduino Day Showcase at Artisan’s Asylum

March 28th, 1:00 – 4:00pm

Stop by the Asylum to take a look at some of our members’ Arduino projects! If you are an Asylum member, student, volunteer or instructor, register here to display your project!


Makerspaces as Design Spaces: A Showcase, Panel and Party

as part of Boston Design Week – Saturday March 28th, 7pm-midnight

Boston Design Week

Come check out the world reknown Artisan’s Asylum, where many designers work, rent, and play. Saturday, 7pm until 11:30pm, we’ll host a party with featured talks and showcases by designer’s who call the Asylum home. Guided Tours of the 40,000 square foot makerspace along with free food, drink, and music to keep the night fresh until the end. Learn how rapid prototyping and community environments are petri dishes for creativity, efficiency, and enjoyment!

Tickets are limited, register today! More details to be announced soon.


MakeScience: Arts & Tech Science Fair

Cambridge Science Festival – Sunday April 19th, 4:00 – 8:00pm

An old-school science fair with a modern Arts & Tech spin, featuring the ideas, tools, and processes of engineers, fine artisans, designers, sculptors, makers, tinkerers, and crafters. Come check out Artisan’s Asylum, greater Boston’s premier community fabrication facility, and meet the people who make science here! Quench your curiosity with brewing science & robots, welding demos & dioramas, blinking lights and molten glass.



A member’s scanning electron microscrope on display at Cambridge Science Festival 2014. Photo by George Imirzian


Somerville Open Studios – May 2nd & 3rd 2015, 12:00 – 6:00pm

We participate in the incredible yearly event where studio spaces in Somerville open their doors on the same weekend. Come visit us and the expected 50+ makers exhibiting! RSVP to the Facebook event.

Info for exhibiting Asylum Members:
Note: In order to exhibit at Artisan’s Asylum, you must fall into one of these categories: member, renter, volunteer, student or instructor, AND register with Somerville Open Studios.

Asylum Hallway

For our regularly scheduled tours of our facility, please see our Staffed Hours & Tour Times page here.