Public Events

Ongoing Events Open to the Public

Tours

A tour of Artisan’s Asylum showcases all of our 14 unique shop areas and 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. Tours are offered daily. For the tour schedule see Staffed Hours & Tour Times here.

Looking for a group tour for your school or organization? Contact outreach@artisansasylum.com 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.

 

Free Circuit Hacking

Every Wednesday, 6:00-8:00PM

Come play with electronics at Artisan’s Asylum! Whether you’re a newbie or an experienced hacker, there will be something for you at Circuit Hacking Night. This one night the electronics & robotics lab will be open for FREE — there will be a free introductory soldering lesson, electronics kits on hand for sale for those who wish to make things, and experienced hackers and engineers around to answer all your questions. Feel free to bring your own projects to work on if you have them!

The proceeds of all sales and donations will go directly towards funding maintenance and improvements in the Electronics & Robotics lab of Artisan’s Asylum: to buying new equipment, keeping consumables in stock, and towards general upkeep. Please register to attend.

Free Cosplay Workshop

2nd and 4th Thursdays, 6:30-9:30pm

Want to wear a costume to a convention? Already have a costume that needs work? Have questions about prop building, EVA foam construction, or costuming? Come to our Free Cosplay Workshop and work on your projects with experienced prop builders and costumers as we prepare for the upcoming Anime Boston! (Preparing for convention du jour is not required, come hang out and build cosplays with us!). Please sign up so we know to expect you!

 

Free Fiber Arts Work Night

Second Thursday of each month, 7:00-9:00PM

Come hang out and play with fibers at Artisan’s Asylum! This one night of the month, come in and use our fiber arts equipment machines and space for FREE. Learn basic knit and crochet skills in traditional and unconventional fibers, exchange materials, get guidance from experienced quilters, costumers, and crafters, or just bring your own projects to work on in the company of like-minded makers! No registration required, just show up! Join the Fiber-Arts@ mailing list for event updates and to connect with attendees and organizers.

Public Art Working Group

Monthly


First monthly Public Art Working Group meeting
Organized by Liz LaManche
Since there was a lot of interest in sharing tips and skills, both technical and political, at the Public Art speaker panel we held earlier this year, let’s make this a monthly informal get-together where people interested in furthering Public Art can schmooze, present their projects, ask questions, look for collaborators, and share tips and opportunities. A city with more art is a good thing, and we can all make each other stronger. Maybe some powerful collaborations will come of it. Also cookies.

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