The Renegade Craft Fair travels to Portland, Oregon, every year in July and features a selection of independent craft works along with do-it-yourself workshop lessons and refreshments from local artisans. The Northwest Art and Air Festival occurs in August in Albany, Oregon, and the Artistry in Wood convention takes place in the Chinook Winds and Convention Center in Lincoln City in January. The Portland Spring Home and Garden Show happens at the end of February at the Portland Expo Center.Continue Reading
Portland hosts several large craft fairs each year, but smaller local festivals and events such as the Artistry in Wood Convention and the Stitches in Bloom Quilt Show make Oregon a popular destination for crafting enthusiasts nationwide. Stitches in Bloom takes place at the Oregon Garden in Silverton and typically features over 150 quilts along with vendors selling supplies, lectures by featured artists and demonstrations of quilting techniques.
Crafty Wonderland, which bills itself as Portland's art and craft extravaganza, hosts two major crafting events during the year. The art collective's Super Colossal Spring Sale takes place in June at the Oregon Convention Center, and its Super Colossal Holiday Sale takes place in December at the same location. Crafty Wonderland hosted monthly crafting shows from 2006 to 2009 before switching to a biannual system. An average of over 200 vendors and artisans participate in each event.Learn more about Art & Literature