Celebrate! Announcing our Put a Bird In It Awards

The WeMake team is hard at work getting ready for our biggest event of the year, WeMake Celebrates. If you haven’t checked out the incredible lineup yet, we really encourage you to do so. It is a FREE event on Saturday, October 12th at Sandbox Studio and it will be a great way to wrap up Design Week Portland. Doors open at 7:30pm. 

Put a Bird In It: Awards

2012 Birdhouse from LAIKA

We wanted to announce new twist for this year’s Put a Bird In It birdhouse auction. We will be handing out awards to chosen birdhouses for various categories like:

- Home Sweet Home: Most Functional/Best Place to Live

- Most Fly Crib: The Over The Top Award 

Bird Brain: Most Original Concept

- Cooko Award: Craziest Contraption

- Peacock Award: The Best Use of Color/Illustration

Birdy Dream House: Best In Show 

Official trophies are being created by our friends at MC Laser Labs, and to distribute these prodigious awards we have gathered an amazing group of judges including:

- Grace Bonney: Writer, Design*Sponge

- Gary Hartill: Architect, ORANGEWALLstudios

- Patrick Triato: Industrial Designer, Carbon Audio

- Summer Killingsworth: Co-Founder & Event Coordinator, Union/Pine

- Aaron Rayburn: Designer & Filmmaker, FORTPORT

- Jeremy Pelley: Creative Director, OMFG Co.

We are so honored to have these creative professionals participate with our event. Come by Sandbox Studio to see who won, and make sure you bid on your favorite houses! The auction will be open from 7:30pm - 9pm. All the proceeds go towards funding art and music education in Portland’s public schools.

Thank You

There are countless artists, makers, agencies, and businesses that are contributing to the event this year. We wanted to take a moment to give a shout out to all our sponsors. 

Vitamin TSandbox StudioWoodcraftersMuseMC Laser LabsThe StudyTiny Creative , Con Cor DesignNinkasi Brewing, and Orange.

Thank you to all our volunteers and artists who are the heart of this event. You constantly inspire us and we can’t wait to celebrate with you!