Fueled by the passion for learning, sharing, and creating.
This is the foundation of WeMake.

We are a local, non-profit 501 C(3)  that helps to foster art and design in Portland, Oregon's creative community through hands-on experiences, creative dialogue, and design-in-action initiatives. All of our events are focused on the process of making and the spirit of community.

 

Nikki McClure with Mary Kate McDevit

Nikki McClure with Mary Kate McDevit

sketchxchange

sketchXchange is a night of inspiration and drawing. It’s a chance to peek into the sketchbooks of some of our favorite illustrators and learn about their process. Meet our latest guest.

Hand Lettering with BT Livermore

Hand Lettering with BT Livermore

workshops

We coordinate discovery workshops within Portland’s craftsmen community. If you're interested in collaborating with us, or have an idea for a workshop, drop us a line.

WeMake Celebrates

WeMake Celebrates

design in action

We like to give back. In the last three years, with the help of the Portland community we have donated more than $50,000 to arts and music education.

JOIN WEMAKE & FRIENDS FOR TWO
SPECIAL EVENTS FOR DESIGN WEEK PORTLAND!

sketchXchange with the award winning illustrator, designer, and rebel Tuesday Bassen.

The talk will be moderated by local illustrator and fine artist Lisa Congdon, and will take place at The Portland Art Museum.

TUESDAY EVENING , April  25th from  7-9PM


Pin That Shit! A Creative Affair to Show Off Your Flair. 

Join us for a special Design Week Portland enamel pin Gallery Show & Fundraiser.

THURSDAY, APRIL 27TH FROM 4-9PM IN OUR HEADQUARTERS AT TILLAMOOK STATION

In our efforts to raise money for under-served youth and arts education we're hosting a special enamel pin gallery show . The pins are coming from across the globe, most are cast enamel, but some will be hand made. We've got pins from Draplin, Beeteeth, Tuesday Bassen, Adam Kurtz, City of Industry, Super Team Deluxe, Pinroll Press, We Are Extinct, and more. 


WORKSHOP—Wooden Spoons
with Annie Beedy, Saturday May 6th.

Join us for a woodworking workshop with artists, naturalist, and kindred spirit Annie Beedy. 

Bring your mother for an early Mother’s Day of making!


RECAP— sXc WITH BRETT STENSON

Synthesizing, mythology, motorcycles and more. We had a great night of process, dudes, and fun with Adam Gracia moderated the talk and Brett diving into his work and process


Behind the scenes—
2016 WeMake Celebrates 

We're still coming down from last Friday's conference WeMake Celebrates— a gathering of creative makers whose stories of process unfolded on the stage throughout the day. For us it was huge process to get there, and worth every minute.


Proudly sponsoring WeMake by supporting the process of making and the spirit of community.

 
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