Fresno Ideaworks

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Fresno Ideaworks
Status active
Country United States of America

State or District


City Fresno

Date of founding


Last Updated 2019-07-11





Snail mail

1730 H Street
93721 Fresno
United States of America

Number of members


Membership fee

$40 monthly/$440 yearly // Half off ($20 monthly) for veterans, military, seniors, students, additional household family members, and outside of Fresno/Madera Counties// Day Passes available

Size of rooms

10000 sq ft

Location 36° 44' 24", -119° 48' 1"

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We are 501(c)(3) tax exemption effective 11/14/2012.
WE WERE OPEN FOR MAKING as of Friday night 10/11/2013.
We moved into our new building November 2018.

Hours subject to change due to volunteer staff.
Please check our facebook page for the most current information.

HOURS WILL VARY - Check facebook for updates

Mon: 9:00am - 5:00pm / 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm - Metal Mondays
Tue: 9:00am - 5:00pm / 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm - Tech Tuesday
Wed: 9:00am - 5:00pm / 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm - Wooly Wednesdays
Thu: 9:00am - 5:00pm / 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm - 3D Thursdays (paused)
Fri: varies but usually 9:00am - 5:00pm -
Sat: 10:00 am - 1:00 pm - varies
Sun: 10:00 am - 1:00 pm - Sawdust Sundays

First Thursday of Month for ArtHop 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Check our facebook events for latest updates

Monday night is Metal Monday (mostly welding info); Tech Tuesday 6-8 pm is open/free drop-in to discuss and work on electronics, Arduino, and other techy projects; Wooly Wednesday is a free group that spins wool and knits; 3D Thursday combines 3D, laser, CNC as well as other art topics; Fantasy Fridays is for Costuming and Prop Making (on break); then Sawdust Sunday is Woodshop. Members may only use power equipment after you have taken a safety class. Non-members may not use tools unless for a class or workshop, but may bring projects to share and discuss, or just hang out and socialize. Classes are offered in Woodworking, Electronics, Welding, Soldering, Programming, Lego Robotics, CNC Router, Laser Cutting, Glass Forming, Sewing, Costuming, Ceramics Wheelthrowing and more are being added monthly... the list will grow as interest dictates.

Our new shop at 1730 H St. is open for businesses! Please pardon the dust and paint cans while we remodel and update.
Check our facebook page for updates and events. (public page, no need to have a facebook account).

ArtHop - located in the Downtown Arts District on the first Thursday of the month from 5-8 pm, many galleries and businesses host art showings and receptions that are free and open to the public. We are involved in that event as well. We accept a limited number of outside artists/makers to show at ArtHop at no charge (donations if your work sells are optional, but appreciated). It is a one evening event at Fresno Ideaworks, and items must be removed Thursday night unless other arrangements are made.

List of equipment:

Welding - Gas, Arc
Full Woodshop
SawStop Tablesaw
Mitre Saw with Table
Wood Lathes
Table Sanders
Router Table
CNC Router
Air Compressor
Precision Mill
Metal Lathe
Ceramic Kiln
Ceramic Wheels
Slip Molds
Pug Mill
Sewing Machines (new ones in the works!)
Bike Repair Shop
Nerdy Derby Track
Connect Four (8ft)

Not currently accessible/in storage
Forge<br/ Vacuum Former
Heat Press
Sand Blaster
Sheet Metal Brake
Sheet Metal Shear
Metal Bandsaw
Picture Framing
Pipe Bender
Jewelry equipment

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