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.

 

Mary Kate McDevitt sXc

Mary Kate McDevitt sXc

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.

Grove Bamboo Workshop

Grove Bamboo Workshop

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 over $36,000 to arts and music education.

SKETCHXCHANGE WITH NIKKI MCCLURE

Nikki McClure creates beautiful, intricate works of art. Each bold design is cut from a single piece of paper and often reflects the poetry of motherhood, nature, and activism.

We are excited to have her as our featured sketchXchange guest this February, with moderator Carson Ellis.

 


OPEN HOUSE—a creative interpretation any bird would be proud to call home.

 We are celebrating our fourth year at Design Week with an Open House and the return of our anticipated bird house maker competition/auction. We used to call the event Put a Bird It, but this year, we've dubbed in an Open House - for birds and people. 

Our Open House will feature 40 custom birdhouses crafted by local artists, makers and designers. All the houses will be auctioned off with proceeds benefiting The Right Brain Initiative, a Portland-based arts education advocacy program supporting K-8 students.

DOORS OPEN AT 4 PM
AUCTION BIDDING CLOSES AT 8:30 PM

TUESDAY, APRIL 19
TILLAMOOK STATION
FREE AND OPEN TO EVERYONE


RECAP: Creating with Queen Bee

We had a blast at the printmaking workshop with Queen Bee Creations.


RECAP: WeMake 2015— A Design Conference for Makers

It was a wonderful day filled with inspiration and process from makers around the world.


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

 
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