Meet the Makers
Local artisans share their passions

Experience Baltimore’s Maker Community

Introducing some of the many entrepreneurs and artisans who have turned their passions into successful businesses here in Baltimore. Thanks to our creative culture, warm and welcoming communities and startup-friendly environment, each of them has opened up their workshops to visitors to teach, to converse and to share a little about the craft that inspires them. Click here to learn more about Baltimore’s maker community and discover our hands-on experiences.

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Drama Mama Bookshop

Alisa Brock, owner of Drama MaMa Bookshop, creates custom laser cut journals and notebooks. She got her start at one of Baltimore’s incubator spaces, Open Works, and now has her own studio where she offers bookbinding classes.

Meet Alisa

Annie Howe Papercuts

Annie Howe came to Baltimore to attend the Maryland Institute College of Art and never left. Now settled in the Hamilton-Lauraville neighborhood, Howe enjoys meeting new people through her paper cutting workshops.

Meet Annie

Natasha's Just Brittle

Natasha Wainwright has a passion for creating sweet treats in her hometown. Through Natasha’s Just Brittle, and through Bmore Made with Pride Commercial Kitchen, she provides an incubator for culinary artisans to produce and sell their wares.

Meet Natasha

B. Willow

B. Willow’s mission is to help bring a little bit of nature back to people’s lives through plant care classes and terrarium building workshops.

Meet Liz

Old Line Spirits

Old Line Spirits was started by two Navy buddies who left corporate jobs to create something from the ground up. In 2017, Arch Watkins and Mark McLaughlin launched Old Line Spirits, a distillery in Baltimore’s Highlandtown neighborhood.

Meet Arch & Mark

Station North Tool Library

Since opening in 2013, Station North Tool Library has paved the way for other tool libraries across the country and has become both a vital community resource and a collaborative creative space.

Meet Chris & Lynn

Union Craft Brewing

The founders of Union Craft Brewing – Kevin Blodger, Adam Benesch and Jon Zerivitz – aim to give back to the city that has given them so much and inspires them every day.

Meet Kevin, Adam & Jon

Baltimore Print Studios

The husband and wife team behind Baltimore Print Studios, Kyle Van Horn and Kim Bentley, bonded over their mutual love of printmaking and the belief that printing presses should be accessible to all.

Meet Kyle & Kim