The 22 nd Annual Art In The Pearl® Fine Arts and Crafts Festival will be held on Labor Day Weekend, September 1 st , 2 nd & 3 rd , 2018 in the beautiful and historic North Park Blocks in Portland Oregon. Admission is free.
As one of the top five art festivals in the nation, Art In The Pearl attracts the foremost artists in America and Canada. The setting of the festival, combined with the first-rate artistic talent, allows festival visitors an authentic connection to the world of art and is satisfying for first-time art fans to experienced collectors. Hundreds of artists apply for one of the coveted 130 booths. Art In The Pearl’s success is due to being an art-friendly festival for the community and showing artists: organized by artists, for artists.
Art In The Pearl draws over 75,000 people to the North Park Blocks to enjoy a complete end-ofsummer celebration. Visitors are encouraged to chat with artists about their inspiration and process. Labor Day Weekend can be spent shopping for art, relaxing under the Park Blocks' stately shade trees, listening to music, and enjoying the wide variety of food and beverages offered by the food vendors. The World Music stage draws on the ethnic diversity of our city with an exciting line-up of local musicians performing the traditional music of their cultures.
Art In The Pearl is also committed to providing arts education to anyone attending the Festival. The Education Pavilion is a user-friendly learning environment with hands-on projects for kids and adults directed by experienced artists and art educators. In the Demonstration area, professional artists and craftspeople demonstrate, explain and discuss their creative processes as if they were working in their own studios or classrooms.
Come to the North Park Blocks to celebrate 22 years of bringing art to the community! For more information, including a list of participating artists, the World Music Stage schedule, and volunteer opportunities, please visit our website at www.artinthepearl.com. Also find us on Facebook and follow us on Instagram and Twitter @artinthepearl.