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Art in the Pearl Fine Arts and Crafts Festival Goes Virtual, Sept. 5-7
September 5, 2020 @ 6:00 am - 11:00 pm
An event every day that begins at 6:00am, repeating until September 7, 2020
For the past 24 years, the Art in the Pearl Fine Arts & Craft Festival has been a community event set in the North Park Blocks of Portland’s Pearl District on Labor Day Weekend. However, with the outbreak of COVID-19 and ongoing restrictions for large gatherings, virtual events have become the only way forward in 2020. Therefore, the volunteer board of Art In The Pearl is creating a digital experience to bring the festival to life online.
The show will be held Saturday, Sept. 5, through Monday, Sept. 7, Labor Day Weekend. Find the show online at www.artinthepearl.com.
This event will feature 120 juried artists with images of their artwork, their bio, contact information and online links for purchasing their work. Because Art In The Pearl is an educational nonprofit, the online experience will also feature videos of artist demonstrations in their studios and stay-at-home art projects for the whole family to create. It wouldn’t be the same without dance and music performances, so a lineup of videos will also be included. This online show can be viewed online at www.artinthepearl.com/virtualshow.
The Art Fair Sourcebook, the definitive guide to the best juried art and craft fairs in the United States, ranked the Art In The Pearl Fine Arts & Crafts Festival as one of the top 20 art fairs for the past ten years. Applicants from across the nation and Canada vie for places in the show. In 2019, artists came from as many as 30 states across the country, including as far away as Florida. Of the 130 exhibitors, a total of 90 came from outside the Portland Metro area.