It’s so crazy to think that this month marks the start of our fifth year in business. It feels like only yesterday, we got the keys to the building and started working on renovations. Since then, we’ve had nearly 1,500 classes, had around a hundred local makers sell goods through our shop, hosted dozens of makers markets, and even thrown our own arts and music festival—three times!
But we’re not gonna slow down now. And as we enter our fifth year, there are a number of ways you can join us too.
Here are five ways you can join us in year five!
1. Shop Local T-Shirts
If you’ve been into our shop, you know that we have a great selection of goods you can buy to support local makers or show off your South Bend pride.
With our t-shirts, you can do both. We have a brand new batch of our logo tees, as well as our ever-popular South Bend Skyline design. Each design is only $20—a small price for such stylish, comfortable apparel.
These shirts are only available in the store, so why not stop by during our Anniversary Open House Saturday, February 16th from 6-8pm?
2. Day Pass Pack
Our day passes are already a great value—$10 gets you a full day of access to all of the tools that our shop has to offer.
But that deal gets even sweeter with the Day Pass Pack. For $50, you get six day passes that you can use any time throughout the next twelve months (we can hold onto the punch card for you, so you don’t have to worry about losing it).
And during that year, you also get 10% off whatever classes you want to take!
3. Big Day Pass Pack
If the Day Pass Pack isn’t enough for you, you can also get the Big Day Pass Pack. For $100, you get twelve day passes.
Like the Day Pass Pack, the Big Day Pass Pack is valid for twelve months, but it also gives you 15% off classes, plus an additional 10% off all merchandise in our shop!
4. Sponsor Us
At MAKE SOUTH BEND, we believe that access to tools and art education is essential to fostering creativity within our community. But we can’t achieve that goal on our own.
If you’re part of a business and would like to partner with us in that mission, there are a number of ways you can do so. From being named on our sponsor wall to being displayed on banners at large events to being listed as a sponsor in bimonthly e-newsletter. You can also give your employees a 15% discount on classes.
Sponsorships are open to businesses or individuals and start at $250. For more information, visit our sponsorship page.
5. Become a Member
One of the best ways to join in what we’re doing at MAKE is to become a member. There is a variety of membership levels, but the most popular is our Gold Membership, which gives you unlimited access during our open hours (Tuesday-Saturday, 12-8pm).
And that’s not all—our Gold Members also enjoy 15% of all classes, access to our dedicated Member storage, and four guest passes a month. Gold Membership is $50 a month or $35 for students and seniors.
But, if you purchase a year membership, it’s only $420—that’s a 30% discount! Students and seniors only pay $290.
If that’s not enough for you, look into our Platinum Membership. It has all the great benefits that come with a Gold Membership, plus 24/7 access. Standard monthly rates start at just $85 a month, and have added discounts when you pay for 3 months, 6 months, or a year.
How Will You Join Us?
Big things are coming in year five, and with these opportunities, you can join us to help “MAKE” our fifth year the best year yet.
What will you make?