NOW RECRUITING VBC 16 Hearth Collaborators!!

The theme of the 16 Annual Village Building Convergence (VBC) is "Weaving Together: What Will It Take?" We aim to have a robust evening program that contains educational and entertainment options for our audience. Over the past 16 years we have had the pleasure of hosting numerous musical and artistic acts all of sizes, backgrounds, and genres. We create a beautiful and inspiring place, where people are free to move and choose from several different workshop and entertainment options. VBC is a family and community-based event, and we aspire to create a diverse and empowering place for many types of experience.We encourage all interested parties to apply to be a part of our evening program and help create VBC16 to be a memorable community gathering! 

Learn more about the Village Building Convergence and apply for: 

Deadline for all applications is March 10, 2016


40+ Hands-On Projects by Day.

Community Gathering and Music Festival By Night.

Each day of the convergence at sites all around the city (there are more than 40 sites this year!!), neighbors come together with visitors to create community spaces that feature public art, gathering places, permaculture gardens, and natural buildings, in a process we call "placemaking". These projects happen each day of the convergence at sites around Portland. See our description of hands-on sites for the details of what, where, and when these projects are happening. Participating in these are free for everyone!

In the evening, we come together for an inspiring conference, community gathering, and incredible music festival. There are six evenings of events at St. David's Community Center at 2800 SE Harrison Street, Portland, OR 97214, which we transform in an amazing place full dynamic indoor and outdoor spaces. These evenings start with a community dinner at 5:30pm, workshops at 6:30 and music at 8pm. The tickets for these evenings are an incredible value and help support our placemaking community service work. There are four other evenings with exciting VBC related events


We'll be having fun every day and night for 10 days! Join us for the whole experience or individual events. For out of town folks, we have housing packages.


Being a Community Partner is great way to help make this event happen while bringing you visibility and connection to our wide community of attendees.

Tabling & Vending

Come share information, crafts, or products that align with our vision and add to the village! From non-profits to natural foods, this is a great way to get the word out.


Get in on the action. There are  many ways to help support our vision and attend VBC though work trade. Come be part of the team!