Upcoming Events

Open Houses, Exhibitions & Public Events

Asylum Board Game Day – February 28th, 10am – 10pm

Have you awakened to the board gaming revolution rising all over the United States? Do you realize the plotting that is going on in your friends’ and neighbors’ dining rooms? Have you already joined the movement and find you cannot get enough?

There is MORE to life than Chess, Bridge, and Settlers of Catan!! Open your eyes and feast them upon the advances in strategic board game technology: Agricola, Race for the Galaxy, Puerto Rico, Tigris & Euphrates, The Princes of Florence, Stone Age, Terra Mystica, and more!

On the last Saturday of February come to the Artisan’s Asylum. LEARN games. DEFEAT your rivals. SNACK on things.

WHO:   You + bring your friends

HOW MUCH:  Absolutely free!

WHEN:  Saturday, February 28 10am-10pm

WHAT:  Games and snacks: bring your favorites. We’ll be bringing lots of

WHERE:  http://artisansasylum.com/directions/


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, 4-8pm

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, 12-6pm

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.