A city-wide creative collaboration born in Portland, Oregon in 2018, Gather:Make:Shelter creates new models of engagement and connection between people experiencing homelessness and poverty and those more fortunate. The project bridges art making, entrepreneurial skill building, and philanthropy through a direct, humanitarian effort within our community. The Gather:Make:Shelter Academy (2019-20) expands the project by fostering one-on-one creative collaborations between visual artists, painters, and poets, both housed and unhoused. Leadership roles are shared and new opportunities explored as we collectively shape the project.


Gallivan, Joseph. “Painting project reaches to homeless”. Portland Tribune (20 September 2018).

Gallivan, Joseph. “Joseph Gallivan interviews sculptor Dana Lynn Louis about her project Gather:Make:Shelter”. KBOO Art Focus (18 September 2018).

Hill, Helen. “Street Roots vendors lend artistic hand to pottery project”. Street Roots (8 June 2018).

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