Public Events

Ongoing Events Open to the Public

Daily Tours

A tour of Artisan’s Asylum showcases all of our 14 unique shop areas along with the stories of our makers working in our 160 studio spaces. Our tours last about 30-45 minutes and are offered at scheduled times. We are a light industrial space and due to liability and insurance requirements we are unable to allow drop-in visitors to our facility. For the tour schedule see Staffed Hours & Tour Times page here.

Looking for a group tour for your school or organization? Contact to schedule something special for your group.

Speaker Series

Artisan’s Asylum hosts a regular Speaker Series featuring the stories of our own members and local community leaders and businesses inspiring us by making the world they want to see. Speaker Series events are free for members and Friends of Artisan’s. $10 suggested donation from the public. Check out the Spring 2016 line-up!

Free Circuit Hacking

Maker Mondays

Co-hosted with Miranda’s Hearth
Maker Mondays Flyer
Every third Monday, starting May 16, we’ll meet from 7:00-9:00 in the social space at Artisan’s Asylum for Maker Mondays.

Bring your latest project, the old project you’ve been ignoring for the past several months, or a brand new idea. We’ll have a small collection of materials if you just want to come and play. Everyone is welcome!

At Miranda’s Hearth, we believe that when we make things together we are creating the common shared experiences that provide the foundation for real relationships.

So come and create with us! If you feel like you can’t come because you’re not an artist, remember the Hearth Motto: Don’t Make Art, Just Make Something. Registration and check-in handled at our Front Desk.

Open Houses & Special Events

Past Events

Open Studios & Maker Market & MASSDestruction Robot Competition

Demos in Robotics, Screen Printing, Metal Casting, CNC Plasma Cutter, CNC Router, Drawing, Enameling & more!
Some of our makers who exhibited
AEO Designs, handcrafted contemporary jewelry

Atomic Earrings3-D Printed Earrings

Barbara Marder,  Enameled works and jewelry

Bennett Chaney, photography, design, and architecture

Bess Morin JewelrySterling Silver & Gold Jewelry

Chris Sledziona, Furniture, Lighting, and other Digitally Fabricated Artifacts

Dominique CusteauFlamework & Fuse Glass Jewelry

Emily GarfieldImaginary Map Drawings

Esther RahelMixed Media & Statement Jewelry

Karen BurkeSilver, Steel, & Niobium Media: Jewelry + Beads, Sculpture

Lori Messenger, Silver/Handmade Glass Jewelry 

Mark Brownawell, Casting Classes at Artisan’s, Humidity Measurement Instrumentation

M.P. Thomas DesignsFine Furniture and Wood Art

Melissa GlickHacker Creations Media: Collage, Mixed-Media, Sculpture

Michael Dewberry, Public Art + Tech Sculpture 

Michael Piantedosi, Near-Infrared and Visible Light Photography

Miles DonovanPrints, Light Art, & More

Norma Heller Studios, Costumes and Wearable Art 

Seeds of Joie Art Studio (Chie Yasuda), Watercolor Paintings with Mixed Media

Tamaryn Designs,  Women’s clothing, accessories and home decor items

Welding on Fire,  Bicycle forks, rotor guards and some metalworking

Winter Hill Jewelry, Fun and Funky 3D printed Jewelry from Somerville, MA

Check out some of our featured past events!

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