Empowering Portland’s youth through art and music, inspiring the next generation of creative leaders, we believe in equitable arts access for all.
Bottom Line for Portland
In 2019, Vibe worked with over 2,000 students, 79% of whom live at the poverty line, providing 45,000 hours of long-term art and music educational opportunities through in-school, after-school and studio classes and summer camps. Our services instill self-worth and confidence for success beyond the classroom.
All donations to Vibe will receive a vinyl Vibe sticker perfect for your water bottle or travel mug. Donations of $150 or more will receive a greeting card eight-pack featuring original student artwork of the bridges around Portland. A $300 donation will include the card pack and canvas Vibe apron great for cooking or art making. With a $500 or more donation, you will be treated to an interactive, personal jazz concert streamed live to your home. Enjoy storytelling about the songs and the artists, and request your favorite standards! Teaching artist and performer Pete Petersen and his band will provide an hourlong performance made to order by you.
“Teaching Vibe Voices choir at James John is an incredible experience. Students love singing modern and classic songs while working on rhythm, harmony and singing their hearts out. With each practice and performance, I see their joy and confidence grow.” —Shirley, Vibe teaching artist and parent of Vibe Studio kids