Creative Space

Opened October 2021 in the old Merchant Hotel, the 1150+ square foot WOHM Creative Space currently serves as a hub in Old Town Portland connecting artists to resources in the community and beyond. A continually evolving meeting space with space for expanded multimedia capabilities, the WOHM Creative Space serves for both planning and artistic execution.

As Black-owned businesses take root in Old Town, it felt right to make this new home for We Out Here Magazine. Additionally, we’ve partnered with Spirited Justice, a non-profit focused on justice, abolition and equity that specializes in mindfulness trainings for Black Liberation, and they also maintain an office here.

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Updates and Opportunities:

First Thursdays – Our soft opening and first attempt at an in-house event went well, bringing about 15 invited guests through the space for conversation, networking, building tours, and a charcuterie board designed by 4ThePeople. The event, held prior to The THESIS, honored the vast artwork created by Casso Dinero for the monthly event through a collection of visual prints.

If you’d like to participate in future events, contact us and let us know.

School To Arts Pipeline – WOHM Creative is extending the offer to take on two high school students with interests in arts, equity, politics and music to become a part of the WOHM Creative team. Selected students would be provided mentorship, real-world experience and access to the resources they need to follow their dreams.

If this interests you, please email or message us for more information.

WOHM Cameras – In an attempt to make photography more accessible so that more cultural moments can be captured, WOHM Creative now has 3 cameras available for use by the community: a Canon Powershot SX420 IS, a Nikon D3100, and a Pentax K10D.

If you’re interested in donating gear or instruction time, please reach out!

PlantBloc Old Town Distribution Center – We’ve got lots of aloe, spider plants and tradescantia zebrinas already potted for whomever wants it, as well as dozens of varieties of seeds. PlantBloc keeps us green so take whatever you need.

Media Room – The third office in the creative space will be converted into a media room that can be used to serve the community as well as the WOHM Creative team. Currently developing specifications and plans.