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…

2024 AGM

Notice of the 2024 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 2024 Annual General Meeting of the Society will be held on: Tuesday, June 25, 2024 at 6:00 pm Pacific Time….

2023 AGM

Notice of the 2023 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 2023 Annual General Meeting of the Society will be held on: Tuesday, June 6, 2023 at 6:00 pm Pacific Time….

WePress is hiring!

Hi everyone! WePress is looking for a Programming and Managing Director who will: Be committed to honouring and upholding the core values and positive impact of WePress; Develop a way of operating that draws on the input, desires, and wishes of communities served by WePress; Maintain existing relationships with other Downtown Eastside (DTES) and Chinatown…

2022 AGM

Notice of the 2022 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 2022 Annual General Meeting of the Society will be held on: Tuesday, June 14, 2022 at 6:00 pm Pacific Time….

Draw A Song For Me (Drawing Self-Portraits Through Songs): Back by Demand!

Draw A Song For Me (Drawing Self-Portraits Through Songs) Saturday, April 16th, 2022 from 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm Pacific Standard Time **Online on Zoom on the unceded and occupied traditional territories of the Sḵwx̱wú7mesh (Squamish), xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam), and səlilwətaɬ (Tsleil-Waututh) Nations Register here to receive the Zoom link. All levels welcome and encouraged. This…

Draw A Song For Me (Drawing Self-Portraits Through Songs)

Draw A Song For Me (Drawing Self-Portraits Through Songs) Saturday, February 5, 2022 from 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm Pacific Standard Time **Online on Zoom on the unceded and occupied traditional territories of the Sḵwx̱wú7mesh (Squamish), xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam), and səlilwətaɬ (Tsleil-Waututh) Nations Register here to receive the Zoom link. All levels welcome and encouraged. This…

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

Love Letter to Self: Fictional Self-Portraiture Through Drawing Saturday, October 30, 2021 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…