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Together, we make everything.

GR Makers is an open community lab incorporating elements of a machine shop, a workshop, and a design studio. Located in an 8,500 square-foot space near downtown Grand Rapids our members work on projects that range from the industrial to the delicate arts. Together we are building a community focused on three key goals: enabling personal expression, providing education for all ages, and supporting entrepreneurship.

Expression

Many of our members begin making for fun and to express themselves.

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Education

Find a mentor, join a class, or begin learning alongside a new friend.

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Entrepreneurship

We've seen many ideas born at GR Makers turn into real businesses.

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Ideas

If you can picture it, we can help you build it. We specialize in making dreams real.

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Community

Ideas get better when we share them and learn from one another.

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Tools

Members have access to all the tools they need to make their ideas real.

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What is a Maker Space?

GR Makers is a bit like a gym for your mind. It's a place to exercise your creativity using our broad range of tools, to learn new things in our workshops, or find a personal trainer who can help you reach the next level. Our members come from all sorts of backgrounds: from electrical and mechanical engineers to painters and poets, from software designers and developers to tailors and machinists. No matter your background you will find people to encourage you and challenge you to think of things in new ways.

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Location & Events

We are located at 401 Hall St SW, Grand Rapids, MI 49503. We have a two spaces, one inside the main building, Suite 185, and a standalone buiding on the north side of the main building. Look for the smoke stack and the GR Makers signs.

Join us every Wednesday from 7 PM until 9 PM for a free social gathering. You can tour the space, get to know some of the makers, and see a few of the projects we've been working on.

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All plans are charged monthly.

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