IT’S OUR BIRTHDAY! And you’re invited to the party!

CMS Year One

Twelve months ago today we celebrated the Grand Opening of the Claremont MakerSpace. What an awesome first year it’s been!

We’ve offered over 200 classes and events which saw over 750 participants. We’ve collaborated with dozens of regional businesses and community organizations, and launched an Artist In Residence Program and Veterans Scholarship Program. Every day, our community members are using the MakerSpace to put shape to their ideas, develop new business ventures, explore new technologies and learn new things. 

What’s next? 

We have a number of programs in the works which we can’t wait to launch! These range from advanced-level classes that build upon our first year offerings, to special programming for students and kids. We’re also working to expand our capacity with new tools in all departments: additional machining equipment in the Metalshop, a dyeing area in Fiber Arts, and more.

We’d love it if you’d weigh in on types of classes and events that you’d like to see offered in our second year, so please take a minute to fill out our CMS Classes & Events Survey – HERE

Can you help us make year two a success?

Yes you can, and we’d be grateful for your support!

Join: Becoming a CMS Member gives you access to your makerspace AND supports your makerspace! Consider it a birthday gift to yourself as much as us, and sign up today – HERE

Donate: All financial and in-kind donations help us make the CMS the best it can be. They allow us to provide inspiring classes, empowering tools (check out our Wish List), and much more. We’re a 501c3 not-for-profit organization, so your donation is tax deductible to the fullest extent permitted by law. You can make a financial contribution online – HERE 

To make a donation by check, or discuss an in-kind contribution, please contact the CMS Director at:

Spread the word: Have you told your neighbor about the CMS? Have you shared our Classes & Eventspage with your colleagues and recommended that your employer check out our Corporate Usage Accountprogram and Team Building Events? Please do! And make sure you’re following us on Facebook – HERE – and on Instagram – HERE

CMS Open House and BDay Banner


Please join us for our Open House & Birthday Party later this month: Wednesday, July 31st from 6pm to 9pm! We’ll have special maker-activities, demos, tours, member projects on display, and of course, cake. This family friendly event is free and open to all. Just make sure you RSVP (so we know how much cake to make) – HERE

Hope to see you on the 31st!

The Claremont MakerSpace Team