Rockin’ out in the Park!


Every year the AIP line-up for the World Music Stage is richer and more wonderful, to the point that as many visitors come for the music as for the visual art.


Music from Japan to Africa, Brazil to India, there’s a sound for everyone.  Returning this year is Al-Andalus, a world –renowned group creating an andalusian style that is a mix of music from the Middle East, North Africa and Europe.

Also on stage will be Hank Araki who is a master of all things flute, Japanese and Celtic. Check the schedule and plan on enjoying the tunes!

It’s all Kid’s Play!


Newly named the Hands On Art Pavilion, four tents will feature activities for kids and kids at heart this year.  See great art and talk to the artists, but also MAKE some yourself!  Free that inner child (and the kid at your side who wants to mess with stuff)!  Here are some choices (or do it ALL!)

Print Arts Northwest
PAN offers a colorful printmaking experience with their popular fish printing program.
Saturday in the Arts Education booth

The Right Brain Initiative
The Right Brain’s button making program is a crowd pleaser enjoyed by people of all ages.
Sunday in A horoscope for leo woman thinks she is beautiful and often it?s really so. the Arts Education booth


Oregon Potters Association
The enchanting clay chain program returns, led by talented OPA ceramic artists.
Monday in the Arts Education booth


Multnomah Arts Center
Theatre and visual arts activities are offered under the guidance of dedicated MAC instructors.
Saturday, Sunday and Monday


PHG weaving

Portland Handweavers Guild

PHG will be featuring tapestry weaving, paper weaving and kumohimo weaving.  Saturday, Sunday and Monday.


Youth Expression Project
Our Non-Profit Partner explores the translation of unity through art and dance of different cultures.
Saturday, Sunday and Monday


Trick Out Your Home!

Not just another outdoor art fair, Art in the Pearl is listed in the top 10 in the nation’s art festivals and has THE WAY to fill everyone’s home with the best of handmade things. 


 Natalie Warrens” exquisite ceramics enliven every meal (even if you can”t cook).

Best of all, each artist is present to explain their process or inspiration so that when the treasured object goes home it brings with it a personal connection to the maker. 


 Drying dishes never looked so good There are a lot of drugs, causing problems and making first check home drug test pass impossible for us. with Beth Poirier”s handwoven towels.

 Well past the hippie days or even today’s DIY, Art In The Pearl offers the best of the best.


 Forget Ikea!  Visit Tom Saydah”s booth for fine furniture.

Hunt for this list of artists who produce super functional awesome art that will be used often in your home (and be the total envy of your friends).  They are:

Ceramics:   Shelley Martin, Natalie Warrens, Debra Le Air

Glass:  Bruce Stowell

Rugs:  Kimberly Morris

Furniture: Tom Saydah

Handwoven hand towels : Beth Poirer