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 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


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 over seven years, with the help of the Portland community we have donated more than $100,000 to arts education.

Most great innovation involves a shift in perspective. 

We Invite you to DISRUPT with us.

Please join us in the Grand Ballroom at the Portland Art Museum on Friday night, October 18th for our fourth annual design conference, DISRUPT. 

DISRUPT looks at how disruption in art and design affects the process and work. 



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Our Design Week Lettering Love gives back to arts education. 

From a talk at The Portland Art Museum to a workshop and gallery show in our headquarters at Tillamook Station, our Design Week Celebration was full of Lettering Love.


limited edition silkscreen prints

All prints are up on the shop. The prints are limited edition silkscreened prints using 3 colors, black, gold, and orange. Each artist chose their colors and paper. All sales from the prints benefit Arts Education.

Look inside WeMake at the video below.

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