Call to Artists

Art in the Pearl 2022


The 26th annual Art In The Pearl Fine Arts & Crafts Festival takes place Labor Day weekend Saturday, September 3 through Monday, September 5 and draws an estimated 85,000 patrons. The show is located in the North Park Blocks of the Pearl District in Portland, Oregon. 130 exceptional visual artists have been selected to exhibit by an independent jury panel comprised of both working artists and art professionals. The Emerging Artist Program provides regional artists in the early stage of their art career an opportunity to gain experience marketing and showing their work. In addition to the exhibiting artists, the show offers art education, demonstrations and performance art.

Art In The Pearl is a nonprofit organization founded and produced by a dedicated volunteer board of directors composed of local professional artists. Our focus is on promoting the arts, educating the public and strengthening creative and educational bonds with the community.

We acknowledge that the history and culture of arts and crafts shows have not been inclusive to BIPOC artists historically and currently. We are working to dismantle this structure, and our own, to generate a more equitable space for artists and arts workers. All are welcome to our show and to apply. BIPOC, LGBTQUI2S+ artists and people from historically marginalized communities are especially encouraged to apply. -Art In The Pearl Board of Directors

2022 Artist Prospectus & Application
The 26th annual Art In The Pearl Fine Arts & Crafts Festival consists of 130 artists. Art In The Pearl will invite the top scoring juried artists to exhibit at the 2022 event. A wait list is also determined based on jury scores. This three day event gives patrons the special opportunity to meet and purchase art from exhibiting artists in-person.  For more information and to apply visit.