Information for Volunteers

Please Join our Volunteer Team
Art in the Pearl couldn’t happen without the help of our dedicated, community-minded, and fun volunteers!

As a volunteer, you’ll be a part of Portland’s vibrant art scene and experience one of the nation’s best Fine Arts & Crafts events. You’ll get to peek behind the curtain and work alongside the artists – learning about them, their art and discovering what the art festival life is all about. We encourage you to bring friends, family and/or co-workers to make the experience even more fun!

Additional perks include a commemorative t-shirt, complimentary sodas & snacks AND a chance to win $50 in “Pearl Bucks” Friday-Sunday, with a mega-prize on Monday! (Pearl Bucks are good for purchases in our artists’ booths, you must volunteer that day to be eligible to win).

Our 3-day event needs 100 or more volunteers and we hope that you’ll be one of them.
See below for details and SIGN UP today!

Days and Times

Friday August 30th, 2019

    •  Set Up Day

Saturday, Sunday and Monday, August 31, September 1 & 2, 2019

    • Sit in artists’ booths to give them a break
    • Help in the artists’ hospitality booth or our volunteer tent
    • Sell event t-shirts
    • Roam the festival handing out flyers, answering questions
    • Monday end of show – Assist with site breakdown as needed

Work a 4 hour shift – any day or all days – to become eligible for the raffle

Thank you in advance! You will have a wonderful time knowing that you are doing your part in contributing to your community and the arts.


Applications for our 2020 show are now closed.

For information on how to apply for our 2021 show, please visit our website on December 1st, 2020. For more information on our show application process see our How To Apply page.


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