Member Benefits

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The benefits of an Artisan's Asylum membership go beyond access to our tools. Please keep in mind that all perks are exclusive to Artisan's Asylum members in good standing and will be cancelled if released publicly online. Some offers are only messaged to inmates@ mailing list. Subscribe to inmates by emailing




  • Active monthly members are eligible to subscribe to where the public submits fabrication requests. Some examples of recent requests include tap handles for a brewery, a reception desk for a small business and metalwork repairs for a homeowner.

Show your work

Open Houses

  • Artisan's Asylum hosts two public open houses where you have the opportunity to show and sell your work to the public.
  • One is the Winter Market & Open House usually the first weekend in December and the other is during Somerville Open Studios.
  • Registration and information sent to inmates@ and posted to member bulletin boards

Meet your Maker: Member Profiles

Artisan's Gallery

  • We have a small self-managed gallery in our lobby. Feel free to add your work to any open slot. Periodically Member Services will rotate gallery items.

Digital Content

Speaker Series

  • Members and Friends have access to our online library of video content from our member events! Check out current videos here (valid login required):

Vendor and Local Business Discounts

Artist & Craftsman Supply

  • 10% off for Artisan's members, students and instructors
  • Employee owned, located in Central Square
  • Check out their website

Big Picture Framing

  • 50% off custom framing
  • Located in Porter Square - check out their website
  • Show a copy of your membership receipt at the register

Digital Muse

Fortified Bike

  • 20% discount from now until eternity for Artisan's members
  • Use code ASYLUMBIKE at
  • We are a member of the Urban Heroes Program

G-Tek Labs

  • Courtesy discount for Artisan's members
  • Website to learn more:
  • Contact Jeff at

MSC Industrial Supply Co.

  •  % discount varies
  • Need a discount on your tools, hardware, fittings, valves & raw materials? MSC Industrial Supply Co. is offering special discounted rates for your industrial products!
  • Contact Jeff at to set up your account and work with him for discounted rates.

Plug Coworking Cambridge - an Artisan's member!

  • One week free trial for Artisan’s Members. Get to know us!
  • Discounted membership prices for Artisan’s Members: (15% off First Month)
  • Access to Plug Brazil’s startup network through Plug Brazil
  • Contact Oliver Sanchez at

Pretty Instant Photography

  • 10% OFF awesome maker photography!
  • You make awesome stuff. We’re here to capture it. Pretty Instant provides the nations top photographers to help you tell your story. No stress. No hassle. #NoSelfies. Get 10% OFF your shoot using code ARTISAN10 while booking at (deal valid for all photo packages or event coverage of 1.5hrs or more)

MassRIDES Through MassRIDES, Artisan's Asylum members have access to NuRIDE along with a number of affiliate discounts.

Emergency Rides

  • No one wants to be stuck in an emergency. If you walk, bicycle, carpool, vanpool, or use public transportation at least twice per week, MassRIDES will reimburse you for a taxi or rental car home if you have an emergency. You can learn more and enroll for ERH at
  • 4 times per year, reimbursed up to $100/ea


  • If you are looking for someone to travel with anywhere within Massachusetts find colleagues and other travelers here is a free online service where you can get rewards when you travel by public transportation, biking, walking, or carpooling for work or for fun!

Here’s how to get started:

  1. Join NuRide – Sign up at using your email and indicating Artisan’s Asylum as your organization
  2. Take a Trip – Walk, Carpool with colleagues, bike to a friend’s house, or hop on a bus.
  3. Enjoy Rewards – Confirm your trips, refer friends and get points that you can redeem for restaurant coupons, retailer discounts, and tickets to shows and attractions.

For more information about MassRIDES and NuRIDE contact outreach coordinator Carlos Robles at: 857.368.8644

UPS Volume Rate Shipping Discount

  • UPS is working on a pick-up locating in the Ames Business Park Complex
  • Meantime for shipping discounts contact Zachary Kotleski
  • Or set up your own account with their CONNECT small business program


  • Join for $35 at
  • Cargo van available in Zipcar spot in Ames Lot
  • Zipcar offers a great way to get outdoors via 24/7 self-service access and convenience!

Arts & Performances


  • Occasional free ticket offers emailed to inmates@

City Spotlights Partner - SpectrumBoston Ticket Access Program

  • Free tickets to performances at the Citi Performing Arts Center (as available)
  • Offers emailed to inmates@. Requires a small refundable deposit to reserve ticket. Artisan's Contact: Barbara Marder -


  • Discount on Boston Daybreaker events for Artisan's members
  • Use code "artisans" (limited by first come first serve for available tickets)

For Studio Renters

Somerville Professional Artist Parking Permit

  • Our studio renters have the ability to apply for an artist street parking pass
  • For fees and requirements see
  • Request your supporting letter from to include with your application
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