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 2015-06-12



Snail mail

1755 Broadway Street
93721 Fresno
United States of America

Number of members


Membership fee

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

Size of rooms

7500 sq ft

Location 36° 44' 25", -119° 47' 58"
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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.
Hours subject to change due to volunteer staff. Please check our facebook page for the most current information.

Mon: 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm and 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm - Metal Mondays
Tue: 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm and 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm - Tech Tuesday
Wed: 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm and 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm - Open Shop
Thu: 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Sat: 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm - varies
Sun: 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm - Woodshop and Costuming

First Thursday of Month for ArtHop 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Second Saturdays 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Monday night is Metal Monday (paid classes); 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 and knits; 3D Thursday combines 3D, laser, latheing as well as other art topics; then Sawdust Sunday is for Woodshop and Weekend Wearables for costume design. 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 Metal Machining, Electronics, Welding, Soldering, Programming, CNC Router, Laser Cutting, Costuming, and more are being added monthly. Plans soon for ceramics, glass blowing, vacuum forming, cnc plasma cutting, 3D printing, screenprinting, sword fighting and cosplay weapons, sand blasting artwork... the list will grow as interest dictates.

We are located at 1755 Broadway, Fresno CA (Next door to the Rainbow Ballroom).
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 actively involved in that event as well. (We may cancel July/August ArtHops due to heat, and January due to the holidays). We accept a limited number of outside artists/makers to show at ArtHop at no charge (donations if 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. Same terms go for Second Saturday events.

Other equipment not listed:

CNC Plasma Cutter
Welding - Gas and Arc
Full Woodshop
Precision Mill
Metal Lathe
Costume Collection
Ceramics Kiln
Ceramics Wheels
Vacuum Former
Heat Press
Sand Blaster
Nerdy Derby Track
Power Wheels Collection
Moped Group
Bike Repair
Sheet Metal Brake
Sheet Metal Shear
Metal Bandsaw
Glass Blowing Kiln (private or classes)

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