What We Do

Art in relationship transforms lives, builds community, examines social constructs, raises critical consciousness, and creates a more just society.

We are resolved

  • to create spaces for healing, dialogue, and building community
  • to use art to challenge oppression and achieve our collective liberation
  • to work with oppressed communities to decolonize and dismantle systems of oppression on our campus and beyond


Climate Change Theatre Action

Art for Social Change participated in the 2021 Climate Change Theatre Action on November 13, 2021 at Bag&Baggage’s Vault Theatre in Hillsboro. Other participants included 350PDX Washington Team and the Westside Quilters Guild.

Quilt Square Samples

Some quilting square samples from Art for Social Change Commitee’s Quilt for Change project.

Quilting For Change

Our first Quilt for Change event happened on August 6, 2021 in a tent by York at the Graduate School at Lewis & Clark College.

Chalk for Juneteenth

The Juneteenth Chalk Celebration was presented in partnership with the Bag&Baggage Productions, the Hillsboro Downtown Partnership and AgeCelebration.

BLM Art Event at The Armory on 4/7/21

A gallery of photos from the BLM Art Event at The Armory in Portland, Oregon on April 7, 2021.

Hostile Terrain Event

Filling out toe tags for Hostile Terrain 94 art display in conjunction with the Ray Warren Symposium.

Joy & Justice Community Fair

Art for Social Change set up a table at the 2021 Ray Warren Ethnic Studies Symposium’s Community Fair.

Quilting For Change - 9/1/2021

Quilting For Change event on September 1, 2021

How to Make a Quilt Square

Don’t know how to make a quilt square? Read our Zine!

MayDay Chalk for Justice

LC Art for Social Change members Mary Andrus, Liv Siulagi, Lawrence Siulagi and Beth Ann Short draw with colored chalk at Shemanski Park in downtown Portland, Oregon on May 1, 2021.

BLM Art Event at The Armory on 11/11/20

November 11, 2020 BLM Art Therapy Event at The Armory.

BLM Art Event at The Armory on 9/23/20

BLM Art Therapy Event at Irving Park on September 23, 2020.