Welcome to WePress!

Welcome to WePress, a community artspace in the Downtown Eastside (DTES) of Vancouver, BC, Canada on the occupied and unceded territories of the xʷməθkwəy̓əm (Musqueam), Sḵwx̱wú7mesh (Squamish), and səl̓il̓wətaʔł (Tsleil-Waututh) Nations. WePress is a small, collectively-run non-profit that opened on February 8th, 2016. WePress offers historic and contemporary methods of print- and art-making in a…

Love Letter to Self: Fictional Self-Portraiture Through Drawing (online workshop)

Love Letter to Self: Fictional Self-Portraiture Through Drawing Saturday, October 30, 2020 from 10:00 am to 12:00 pm Pacific Day Time **Online on Zoom on the unceded and occupied traditional territories of the Sḵwx̱wú7mesh (Squamish), xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam), and səlilwətaɬ (Tsleil-Waututh) Nations by the Downtown Eastside Heart of the City Festival in collaboration with WePress Register here…

Exchanging Words – Reading • Wed, June 30, 2021 at 7 to 9 pm PDT

Join a celebration of the Exchanging Words program with the artists who led the workshops. The presenters will read and perform selections of their writings from a variety of genres. Featuring Norine Braun, Wanda John-Kehewin, Jonina Kirton, Chris Bose, Columpa Bobb, and Joanne Arnott. Hosted by Russell Wallace. Click here to register for free. About…

2021 AGM

Notice of the 2021 Annual General Meeting of WePress Community Arts Space Society NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, pursuant to the Societies Act of British Columbia (the “Act”) and the Bylaws of the Society, that the 2021 Annual General Meeting of the Society will be held on: Wednesday, June 23, 2021 at 6:00 pm Pacific Time….

The WePress Community Kitchen

After the COVID-19 crisis hit Canada, The WePress Collective stopped running in person art making activities such as workshops and open studio drop ins, in order to protect our community and the Downtown Eastside of Vancouver. Instead, we began to provide essential services to support DTES communities. WePress community kitchen has been providing 200 hot…

Printmaking Demo & Talk with Marlene Yuen • Sun, March 7 at 1 pm

Join Vancouver-based artist Marlene Yuen for a letterpress printing demonstration and artist talk streamed live over Zoom from WePress, a community artspace in Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside. Collective member Linda Uyehara Hoffman will also be speaking about the history of WePress Community Arts Space Society and the Ho Sun Hing Letterpress Project. A selection of Marlene’s…