Vibe exists because arts are missing from the daily educational system.

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Providing the direction and freedom for students to create and explore.

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We believe art and music are best taught by building relationships.

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Why Portland Needs Vibe

Vibe exists because arts education is missing in today’s daily educational system ~ especially for students without the means to make it happen outside of the school day. Vibe connects local teaching artists who are passionate about bringing their love of music and visual arts to the students they work with.

Celebrating Artistic Integrity

Vibe’s teaching artists incorporate art history throughout all the projects students are working on. Whether its our Pint-Size Picasso classes learning about Georgia O’Keeffe while looking at flowers and painting, our elementary classes are doing self-portraits while studying Chuck Close or our middle school classes learning about Calder while creating sculptures- we incorporate the history of art into every aspect of our classes.

Embracing Mentors

Vibe of Portland believes art and music are best taught by building relationships between mentors, teachers, directors and students. Our aim is to build long-term invested relationships with the students, schools and communities where our programs are implemented.

Check out what's happening at the studio

August 31, 2017, Portland, Oregon — Local arts education nonprofit organization Vibe of Portland is pleased to announce that Yassi Irajpanah has been named the new Development Director.  This is a new position for the organization and is in part funded by a generous grant from the Oregon Cultural Trust.  Irajpanah joins the organization as they celebrate their 10th anniversary and move to a new studio in SE Portland. Irajpanah is a Portland area native, with deep ties to the … read more

Last week some people from the Portland Tribune stopped by to see what was going on in our new studio space! We were excited to show off what we are doing and all the plans we have for the future of creative community building in the new studio! Check out the article that was published today July 6, 2017 in the Portland Tribune! Vibe of Portland : Tribune Article