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We Design Exhibition Opening Reception

Join us in celebrating the premiere opening of our latest exhibition, We Design: People. Practice. Progress.

This will be a night to celebrate our design community with amazing individuals, food, music, and fun.

We Design: People. Practice. Progress. brings together creatives from a variety of backgrounds to examine and celebrate the range of career paths, applications, and impact in design. The exhibition features career stories showcasing how people have forged their unique paths into different creative professions; from graffiti artists and architects to civic designers and research scientists, We Design emphasizes the need for more diversity in the design and innovation fields, and highlights the importance of equity and inclusion in terms of generating ideas.

5:30 – 6:30pm – Members-Only

6:30 – 8:30 pm – Free, and open to the public

Feb 13 • 5:30pm – 8:30pm

Clay Creative

1615 Southeast 3rd Ave, Portland

Supported By

What I’m looking forward to about We Design is people getting a chance to see different faces and what design means. There are so many voices involved in this show, and I think what comes out of it is going to be really unbelievably beautiful.”

Jocelyn Rice, Apparel Designer, Columbia Sportswear

Every time Design Museum shows up in a new place, you’re exposing the world to something new…you’re opening doors for people who never thought that it was possible, or didnt even know what exists in the design industry.”

Angela Medlin, Founder FAAS Studio @ Pensole

I think people just have a limited view of what a designer looks like and what a design path even is. Just being able to see different people is really important and helps to inspire. If people can see others that look like them, or have a similar background to them, then they can see themselves in design.”

Hilary Alter, Project Manager, Urban Renaissance Group

Become a member to attend the members-only portion of every exhibition opening reception — membership starts at just $5/month.
Title Address Description
We Design Exhibition Opening Reception
240 SE Clay St, Portland, OR 97214, USA

FEB 13 • 5:30-8:30pm

Clay Creative
240 SE Clay St. Portland, OR


What To Expect

5:30 – 6:30pm • Members-Only Reception

The first hour of our opening reception is reserved for Design Museum Members — a big thank you for their annual support. You can become a member and join this important group of museum supporters here, and enjoy every opening reception. We’ll have snacks and drinks for members to enjoy while checking out the exhibition and mingling with each other.

6:30 – 8:30pm • Open to the Public

Then we open the doors to the public to join for the rest of the opening reception — join us for a great event and exhibition!


Opening Receptions are special events celebrating the opening of our exhibitions. Each one is an open house, a party, and a networking event all rolled into one — and of course, they’re a great chance to check out our inspiring design exhibitions.