Home > Who We Are > People we like

Alberta Art Works mission is to facilitate and advocate for art and artists by connecting projects with space. The members of AAW are catalysts for creating public art by local artists to celebrate, beautify and create community. http://www.albertaartworks.org/

Burning Man  A city in the desert. A culture of possibility. A network of dreamers and doers. https://burningman.org/

CymaSpace makes arts & cultural events more accessible and inclusive to the Deaf & Hard of Hearing through Technology, Education & Outreach. http://www.cymaspace.org/

FIGMENT is a forum for the creation and display of participatory and interactive art by emerging artists across disciplines. FIGMENT began in July 2007 as a free, one-day participatory arts event on Governors Island in New York Harbor with over 2,600 participants. Since then, FIGMENT has grown significantly each year in number of projects, duration, participants, volunteers, fundraising capability, exhibitions, locations, overall level of commitment and participation, and public support. http://www.figmentproject.org/

Ignition NorthWest  is a 501c3 non-profit, fueling the Seattle community through participatory arts, events, and education. https://www.ignitionnw.com/

Darwin Dawgur (aka Dawg) is an artist and environmental activist from Vancouver, BC.

DJ Diem: Listen to his beats. http://www.djdiem.com/

Mamou Mani Architects helps people and companies create inspiring spaces, products, visuals and websites. https://mamou-mani.com/

Thomas McElroy (aka @pparatus) is a founding board member of SOAK, LLC, the production company that has put on the interactive arts festivals and events affiliated with the Portland Regional Burning Man community since 2007. Lawyer by day, seasoned Artist, Black Rock Ranger, Fire aficionado and Rock Star guitarist.

Multnomah County Cultural Coalition (MCCC) champions the cultural enrichment of Multnomah County residents. MCCC awards up to $2,000 to not-for-profit and nonprofit arts and heritage organizations that cultivate community. http://multcoculturalcoalition.org/

Oregon Community Foundation promotes effective philanthropy that improves quality of life throughout Oregon. Thanks to thousands of donors and hundreds of individual funds, OCF is the leader in Oregon philanthropy, strengthening communities across our state. https://www.oregoncf.org/

The Oregon Country Fair creates events and experiences that nourish the spirit, explore living artfully and authentically on earth, and transform culture in magical, joyous and healthy ways. https://www.oregoncountryfair.org/

Portland Winter Light Festival aims to counteract the city’s tendency to hibernate during the winter. The festival brightens up the winter skyline and brings warmth to the outdoors with dazzling displays of light, color, and imagination. It is interactive, family-friendly, and designed to inspire adults and kids alike. Combining art and technology, people of all ages will find something to capture their spirit and fill their minds with imagination and wonder. https://www.pdxwlf.com/

Reared in Steel  https://www.facebook.com/rearedinsteel/

Ken Strait (aka Santaliscious) is a founding board member of the Portland Burning Man Regional LLC, Soak, LLC, from 2007. A long time burner attending his first burn in 1996, Ken has worked closely with various theme camps, art projects, and art cars at both Burning Man and regional events. Promoting Northwest events since 2001, he has helped plan and participate in SOAK, the regional burn, from 2005 to present, various iterations of the regional decompression events, including Rinse and Burnout, from 2001 to present, and other events like Pre-compression, Phoenix Festival, and Kaosmosis.  He has been the Burn perimeter lead for March Fourth Marching Band in 2009, the Burn perimeter/fire safety lead for the Portal Project, and personal fire safety for many fire performers.  In Portland, he was a contributor to the provisional fire regulation created for fire performers and fire art within Portland city limits. He volunteered as fire safety lead for the “Poi in the Park,” and “Poi under the Bridge” events designed to give participants new to fire spinning a chance to start and learn in a safe environment.  He joined the CORE team out of a desire to further the Portland regional artists and work with great friends in building something wonderful.

Tyler Fuqua Creations  Where we build things that most can’t even imagine!
We have a three step approach to how we create our visual magic: design, create, perform.   http://www.tylerfuquacreations.com/

Willamette Light Brigade    https://www.lightthebridges.org/