Written by cre8tivegirl | July 21, 2014
We are excited to contribute to this year’s Design Week Portland with two of our events that will be closing off the week’s festivities at Leftbank Annex— a special sketchXchange and WeMake Celebrates.
SAVE THE DATE! Friday Night, October 10th, 2014
Festivities will include:
• sXc with the talented illustrator, pattern designer, author, and painter Lisa Congdon
• Put A Bird In It— Auction and fundraiser to raise money for arts and music education, with special guest auctioneer Mr. Andrew Dickson
• Live silkcreening, brought to you by Golden Rule Design
• Performances by School of Rock
• Maker activities
• Cornhole. (What?!)
Please join us in our efforts to support arts and music education and to celebrate the design and art community of Portland.
And now, A BIG THANK YOU AND CONGRATULATIONS to these folks for being selected to this year’s Put A Bird In It. YAY!
Aaron Zurcher & Joe Carolino
Adidas, William Smith
Antler Gallery, Neil Perry
Anton Kimball Design
Brian Madden & Kelso Davis
Case of Bass
Copious, Kyle Hinze
Design Vessel - Mark Soasey + Eric Delph
Dan Christofferson - Beeteeth
Dave Selden, 33 Books
Dorey Design Group, Paul Fasel
Emily Katz & Adam Porterfield
Eric Gardner- Grey Built
Jody Dunphy & Heather Bromer
Jon James Staton & Alexandria Cummings
Lizzie Falkenstein & Ryan Everson
Magneto, Craig Opfer
Michael Welch & Paul Oppliger
Mitchell Snyder & vitrifiedstudio
Nike, Damion Triplett
Nell & Mary
ProtoPlant makers of Proto-pasta
Revive Upholstery Design
Revolution Design House
Scrappers - Stay Wild
#wemake #wemakecelebrates #putabirdinit #dwpdx
Written by sunfeet22 | October 28, 2013
WeMake and All Hands Raised CEO, Dan Ryan.
The power of community was evident earlier this month during WeMake Celebrates, and its impact will be felt long after the party has ended. We officially donated $10,000 to All Hands Raised to fund the First Octave Grant. This grant will directly support art and music education programs in Portland’s public schools.
Rock On! $1000 to PROWUS
Because of your generous donations, we were also able to make an additional donation of $1000 to PROWUS in honor of the amazing kids from School of Rock who performed at our event.
PROWUS – Portland Rock on With Us – is a non-profit organization that provides grants for music students ages 8 to 18 and supports the childrens’ rock and roll performance community. They provide grants and tuition help for students in music programs like School of Rock Portland, The Portland Cello Project, and Rock and Roll Camp for Girls.
Thank you, Portland! Together we’ve given our young people a chance to explore new creative possibilities and be part of this amazing community for years to come.
#wemakepdx #wemakecelebrates #putabirdinit
Written by cre8tivegirl | October 17, 2013
Someone told me the other day that WeMake was in the business of holding events. I was surprised, I guess because I never really look at it that way. Yes, we do put on events, but it goes much deeper. Whether you attend a sketchXchange, a discovery workshop, or participate in our design in action initiative we are in the business of inspiring. Inspiring creative, inspiring community and inspiring design in action.
#wemake #wemakecelebrates #dwpdx #putabirdinit