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Pumping Station: One


3519 N. Elston Ave.




Sat, Oct 13: 10am - 4pm

Sun, Oct 14: 10am - 4pm

Photography Permitted Washrooms Available




Pumping Station: One is a 10,000 square foot community workshop whose membership is open to all, with a mission to foster a collaborative environment in which people can explore and create at the intersections of art, technology, and craft. A community of almost 600 people, PS:1 offers members shared tools for woodworking, metalworking, jewelry making, crafts, electronics, digital media, virtual reality, and more. PS:1 also offers access to industrial manufacturing tools like laser cutters, CNC mills, and 3D printers. While many corporate makerspaces are popping up around the city and country, PS:1 has become the largest markerspace in the Midwest thanks to a member-led, all-volunteer model.

Behind the Scenes

Normally open only to members or during special events, tour PS:1 to learn about their unique self-governed community and see cool gear and heavy machinery.