With a rotating line up of talented vendors, Crafty Wonderland is the place to go to find the best handmade goods in the NW, as well as affordable work from talented visual artists. It's an event meant to bring together crafty people with those who appreciate cool handmade items, to support artists, and to spread the joy of craft throughout our community. The show even offers a kids' area where budding young artists can set up and sell their work! Each Crafty Wonderland features a free DIY area where local artists share their talent and teach visitors how to make a craft of their own to take home. Past DIY table projects have included snow globes, 1" buttons, shadow puppets, seed art portraits and cupcake decorating, to name a few.
This was the best place to buy local art from the Portland area. We purchased an 11 x 14 print which is now framed. They have buttons, postcards, clothing, magnets and more. The staff I talked to shared that the work is jury-reviewed, so it's art that other people like and it fits with the eclectic vibe of Portland. It's also right next to a coffee shop so plan on visiting both!
They always have such cute things made by local artists, including art prints, little sculptures, candles, cards, jewelry, and the list goes on! This is a great place to by gifts as everything is so unique! It's basically a brick and mortar etsy!
I expected cutesy stuff that was not my taste but was I wrong. This place is great. I would say it is more than crafts, it is art, passion, creativity and stuff that is really lovely all in one store. Cards, gifts (for yourself or others), things that are uplifting and make you smile. And everyone is SUPER helpful. Just go check it out.
Expensive but amazing! Unique goods and local art, the best of Portland
Lauren Joy Harris
Super cute. Etsy in a shop! Great local artistry featured.