1. You’re Invited to WeMake Celebrates

    Written by sunfeet22 | August 21, 2013


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    This year we’re stepping up our game and putting on one hell of a party! WeMake Celebrates is our way to say thank you to the design community for an incredible year of inspiration. It is an opportunity to highlight the fantastic talent of the Portland creative community. Most importantly, it is all for a good cause!

    We are continuing our mission to raise awareness and funds to support music and arts education in Portland’s underserved public schools through All Hands Raised.

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    The Details

    - When: Saturday, October 12, 2013 at the close of Design Week Portland
    - Where: Sandbox Studio, 420 NE 9th Ave, Portland, OR 97232
    - Cost: FREE
    Official event page

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    The Lineup 

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    sketchXchange with LAIKA

    Join us for a special edition of our monthly design event, sketchXchange featuring the award-winning animation studio LAIKA and director Nelson Lowry. Discover how they handcraft and transform everyday materials into living creatures infused with dimension and soul. It will be an night full of magic, inspiration, and sketching with friends! Registration will open for this event soon. See the official event page for more info.

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    Put a Bird In It Auction

    A select group of makers have created one-of-a-kind, uniquely crafted birdhouses to be auctioned off for arts and music education. These houses are sure to WOW more than just the birds! Click here to see this year’s participants.

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    Curated Poster Show

    We’ve gathered together ten amazing artists to create exclusive designs for our event. These limited-edition prints will be available for one night only, and all the proceeds go towards All Hands Raised. 

    The Artists: Adam Garcia, Alberto Cerriteño, Blaine Fontana, BeeTeeth, Dan Stiles, Jolby, Keegan Wenkman, Mary Kate McDevitt, Maryanna Hoggatt, and Meg Hunt

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    Music, Interactive Art, and More!

    We have more awesomeness planned than we can even say!

    - Leather crafts with Tanner Goods
    - Screen printing with Golden Rule Design (bring something to print on for FREE or purchase an item on-site). Artwork by our friend and talented artist/designer Santiago Uceda.
    - Play with Wacom Cintiqs and enter to win a Wacom tablet.
    - An interactive art installation by Nick Stokes & Eric Trine.
    - Performances by School of Rock and music by DJ Coast2c.

    There are even more surprises in store from our WeMake family, so you’ll just have to come and see for yourself!

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    Awesome Sponsors

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    Finally, we couldn’t pull off this event without our amazing sponsors. We want to send a huge thank you to them as well! 

    Vitamin T, Sandbox Studio, Woodcrafters, Muse, MC Laser Labs, Portland Garmet Factory, The Study, Tiny Creative , Con Cor DesignNinkasi Brewing, and Orange.

    #wemakecelebrates #sketchxchange #putabirdinit #dwpdx

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