Portland, OR. Oregon’s annual Fine Arts & Crafts Festival called “Art In The Pearl” is off and running through Labor Day.  Artists must submit their work in advance and only 130 were selected for the festival. “And They Danced!” is a hand drawn & hand cut paper insect sculptures made primarily using archival paper stock, illustration ink & acrylic paint. This collection, by artist Jennifer Ivory, represents larger-then-life butterflies from around the world.”Art In The Pearl” is free and has been named one of the top 10 Arts and Crafts Festivals in the country (source: Art Fair Source Book). The festival fills the Northwest Portland Park blocks with art, theater, music, and hands-on activities for people of all ages. Over one hundred artists show and sell work ranging from fine wooden furniture to beautiful paintings to photography, glass, clay, metal, jewelry, and more.
Here’s a sampling of what you can see this year:

introspection Medium: hand sculpted mid fire figurative stoneware vessel containing 20 hand built ceramic stones, and antique miniature hand mirror, electric fired Artist: Kina Crow

“Introspection” is a hand sculpted mid fire figurative stoneware vessel containing 20 hand built ceramic stones, and antique miniature hand mirror, electric fired. It’s by Artist, Kina Crow.

Matrix Medium: Found automotive sheet metals and vintage license plates. Welded and riveted to steel panel. Finished with a clear enamel. All paint is original. One of a kind. Artist: Anthony Hansen

“Matrix” was created using found automotive sheet metals and vintage license plates which were welded and riveted to steel panel. It’s finished with a clear enamel. Artist: Anthony Hansen

Hot Tea Medium: This piece is thrown in 2 parts + the spout. The handle is extruded. Body is altered. Glaze is sprayed. Artist: Gail Pendergrass

“Hot Tea” This piece is thrown in 2 parts + the spout. The handle is extruded. Body is altered. Glaze is sprayed. Artist: Gail Pendergrass

2015 Both Shot Artist: John Fields

This is a booth with glass art by John Fields.

Barn Door Credenza Medium: Reclaimed douglas fir, antique barn door rollers, fabricated metal rail, milk paint. Door slides side to side along rail. Artist: Elliot Stith

“Barn Door Credenza” is reclaimed Douglas Fir, antique barn door rollers, fabricated metal rail, milk paint. Door slides side to side along rail. Artist: Elliot Stith

Here’s a map of the Art in the Pearl location:

Hours

10am-6pm Saturday and Sunday (September 3rd and 4th, 2016)
10am-5pm on Monday (September 5th, 2016)

Location

The Northwest Park blocks of Portland, Oregon, between W Davis and NW Flanders at NW 8th Avenue.

Parking

Parking available at the following City Center lots NW Broadway and Couch, NW Park and Gleason, NW 9th and Davis and NW 9th and Couch.

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