Reopening & New Memberships
Updated 07.31.20 at 18:05 PST
Hello wonderful community! Thank you for your patience while your friendly neighborhood makerspace is upgrading to a new “operating system” to function in the face of Covid-19.
Brand new membership options! On SALE now through September 1.
Most of our classes are now online so you can learn at a distance!
Stay up to date on updates and opportunities at the makerspace!
Looking for PPE? We’ve got you covered with face masks, face shields, and more!
Most recent updates
Re-Opening to Members
We are thrilled to announce that, after 4.5 months, we are re-opening to members! We’re starting off slow and will add hours as we go.
As of Monday, August 3 we will have the following hours:
- Mondays: 2-8pm
- Thursdays: 2-8pm
- Saturdays: 10am-8pm
We have several safety and hygiene procedures in place to keep our members and staff safe, including face masks, hand washing stations, tool sanitizing, and occupancy limits. We’re asking everyone who comes into the space to abide by our Covid hygiene protocols laid out here.
New Memberships on Sale
We’ve been hard at work since we closed in March adjusting and planning. In March, we were on track to reach 100 members by our 3 year anniversary on September 1. But Covid had other plans and we’ve seen the majority of our revenue sources disappear, memberships dropped 50%, and we faced the very real threat of closing.
But in the dark, you, our community, have shined bright!
Many of you kept your memberships, made PPE with us, and donated to keep us going. It’s clear that Seattle Makers is more than just a place to use cool tools and work on projects – it’s about being part of something bigger; with community, tools, and skills, we can work together to overcome challenges and provide support to the greater community.
We’ve taken the last few month to re-evaluate our mission and how we can better deliver on it. We’ve looked over 3 years of feedback from the community, had conversations about economic and racial injustice, and re-imagined how we can best serve the community and level the playing field for the economically disadvantaged.
We’re trying something radically different with our memberships, and we need your help for it to succeed.
New Membership Plans
We’re excited to announce new membership plans from $0 to $1000 that give you more value, and many more options.
If you can’t afford a membership, but need to learn skills for a new career, or launch your business, we’ve got you. Need all the basics like machine time and classes? One of our essential memberships will hit the spot! If you are in a position to contribute and protect the makerspace from this financial downturn, please consider an “above and beyond” membership.
But wait, there’s more!
We having an anniversary the whole month of August until our birthday on September 1st, so buy one today and lock in the special pricing!!