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…

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…

slow print for queers workshop series • Tuesdays, Jan to March 2021

Slow print is a collaborative printmaking project facilitated on stolen Musqueam, Squamish, and Tsleil-waututh territories for people and artists who: are queer, two-spirit, non-binary, trans, or somewhere on the 2SLGBTQAI+ spectrum want to learn (more) about printmaking, may have some experience or none at all have access to a computer or smart phone, an internet…

Exchanging Words – Reading • Wed, Dec 30, 2020 at 7 to 8 pm

The first Exchanging Words event will feature readers Chris Bose, Norine Braun, Jonina Kirton, and others. Hosted by Russell Wallace. Click here to register for free. About this Event Exchanging Words is a new project (in a partnership between Warriors Against Violence Society, Aboriginal Writers Collective West Coast, and WePress) that aims to provide writing…

Marbling Workshop: The Art of Painting on Water • Wed, June 3 at 6:00 pm (online)

Marbling Workshop: The Art of Painting on Water Wed, June 3, 2020 from 6:00 pm to 7:00 pm **Online on Zoom on the unceded and occupied traditional territories of the Sḵwx̱wú7mesh (Squamish), xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam), and səlilwətaɬ (Tsleil-Waututh) Nations Register here. info[at]wepress.ca All levels welcome and encouraged This event is free. Donations are welcome. If you…