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Crafty Wonderland
Portland's Art + Craft Extravaganza

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Applications are now CLOSED!

Thanks to all of you who applied to our big Holiday Art + Craft Market! You will be notified regarding the status of your application by the end of the day on September 24th!
Until then, enjoy what is left of Summer!
Sorry but we do not take any late applications after the deadline – absolutely no exceptions! If you want to be notified of future applications then you can sign up for our mailing list on the right hand side of this page.


September 4, 2016   No Comments

A Sneak Peek…

…at what you might find at this Saturday’s Spring Art + Craft Market!


Crafty Wonderland Spring Art + Craft Market
Saturday, June 4th from 11am – 6pm

Over 225 vendors selling amazing handmade goods and art
at the Oregon Convention Center
 Exhibit Hall D
777 NE MLK Jr. Blvd.

Portland, OR 97232
Free Admission! All Ages!
Invite your friends with our official Facebook invite!

June 1, 2016   No Comments



In April of 2006 we started Crafty Wonderland as a small monthly event to give artists and crafters like ourselves a venue to sell their work – something indoors and monthly. On the second Sunday of every month at 8am we would arrive in the basement of the Doug Fir Lounge and start marking off 40 booth spaces on the floor with large 4′x4′ cardboard squares and chalk. For three years we did that and in that time the demand from both vendors and shoppers grew.  After a few epic and crazy crowded shows we finally made the decision to move to the biggest space in town – a 60,000 square foot hall at the Oregon Convention Center! It’s been such an amazing journey for us – to see our idea grow and transform as the handmade world has evolved!

In our wildest dreams, we couldn’t have imagined what Crafty Wonderland would become over the past 10 years. It has become a full time endeavor for us, with a retail store selling the work of over 200 local artists year round AND two large bi-annual craft markets held at the Oregon Convention Center! Our holiday market last December drew in 20,000 shoppers! We still can’t believe how it has grown!

Crafty Wonderland wouldn’t be what it is without all of the immensely talented artists and crafters who have participated over the years. Without them we would just have an empty room. It also couldn’t have sustained itself without the tremendous community support and all of the shoppers who have chosen to buy handmade and support local artists. For all of this, we are so grateful! We couldn’t have done it without you!
We are throwing a big ol’ party back where it all began and would love to gather all our friends, vendors and fans in one room to celebrate a DECADE of Crafty Wonderland with us! We hope you can come!


Tuesday, April 19th from 7pm – 11pm

at Doug Fir Lounge (811 E Burnside St., Portland, OR)
Come enjoy some light snacks and treats.
There will be a cash bar.
DJ Gregarious will be spinning our favorite music.
Due to being in a bar, this event is 21 and over.

Tickets are free but in order for us to control capacity
you will need to RSVP & show your ticket at the door.


April 19, 2016   No Comments

Applications are now CLOSED!

Applications for our Spring Art + Craft Market are now CLOSED!
Applicants will be notified regarding the status of their applications by the end of the day on March 29th.
Sorry but we DO NOT accept any late application under any circumstance.

Feel free to check out the Apply Page for general vendor info. To be notified of future events and applications feel free to sign up for our mailing list on the right hand side of this website.


XO Cathy + Torie


March 16, 2016   No Comments

Special Extras at This Weekend’s Show!


Craft your own canvas tote
using rubber stamps + embroidery!
Saturday & Sunday
from 11am-5pm
One fun project! Both days!
hosted by our friends from Collage



Reuse wrapping station
plus card and gift tag making with the lovely folks from SCRAP!



Nikki McClure!
Nikki McClure is a self-taught artist known for her beautifully intricate paper cuts made with an X-acto knife and a single sheet of paper.  Her work can be found on posters, books, cards, t-shirts, and a highly sought-after annual calendar, among other things.
Be sure to stop by the Land Gallery / buyolympia booth #7 on Saturday from noon-2pm to meet her in person!


Party Cat Photo Booth!
We are thrilled to have a photo booth at the show again this year! We know that some of you really missed the ugly sweater photo booth that we’ve had in the past. This time, we’d like to introduce Party Cat! - a Portland based photo booth company dedicated to creating handmade decor for all of your party needs! Each and every prop and backdrop is lovingly made by hand and completely customizable. This is a sneak peek of a couple of the props, but the backdrop will be a surprise!

Saturday + Sunday, December 12th + 13th
11am – 6pm
Goodie bags to the first 150 shoppers each day!

Friday, December 11th from 5-9pm
tickets are available HERE

at the Oregon Convention Center
777 NE MLK Jr. Blvd., Hall D
Portland, OR 97232

View the official
and use it to invite your friends!

December 7, 2015   No Comments

Holiday Show Applications are now CLOSED!

Thanks to all of you that applied!
You will be notified by midnight on September 22nd regarding the status of your application.
Sorry but we absolutely DO NOT take any late applications! NO EXCEPTIONS!

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Thank You!
XOXO Torie + Cathy

September 9, 2015   No Comments

Last Call for Holiday Sale Applications!!!


Crafty Wonderland Super Colossal Holiday Sale!
Saturday + Sunday, December 12th + 13th
*** Plus new Friday night pre-sale event for ticket holders!***
(see below for more on that)

at the Oregon Convention Center
Exhibit Hall D
777 NE MLK Jr. Blvd.
Portland, OR 97232
Free Admission! All Ages!

PLEASE NOTE: This year we are holding a special Friday night pre-sale event where shoppers will buy tickets in order to shop early for first pick of your goods and without the huge crowds. It’s going to be AWESOME! But this means that ALL VENDORS will be REQUIRED to load in and set their booth up completely between 10am and 4pm on Friday, December 11th and to have their booths open that evening during the event. Please make note of this and arrange your schedule accordingly. Again, this is REQUIRED and is the ONLY time slot where vendors can load in.



Our application system is entirely digital!

Follow the link above to the apply page on our website to answer any and all questions regarding the sale and the application process.

You will find a link to the application at the bottom of the “apply” page.

Don’t wait too long!
Applications are due September 8th!

Check out our list of handy application tips here! 

September 6, 2015   No Comments

Crafts, Cats, Plants, and YOU!


Make sure your calendars are marked for our Super Colossal Spring Sale on Saturday, May 9th (the day before Mother’s Day)! We’ll have over 225 booths of amazing handmade goods and art! Come see what all of your favorite artists have been up to, and discover some new talent while you’re there! It’s the perfect chance to snag the best gifts for Mother’s Day, Father’s Day, upcoming weddings, baby showers, graduations, birthdays, and some goodies for yourself!

Want a sneak peek at what our vendors are working on? Follow us on Instagram (we’re @craftywonderland) and check out #cwspringsale and #craftywonderland!

Show highlights include:
*Goodie bags for the first 200 shoppers!
*Chinook Book MOBILE coupon packs for the first 200 shoppers!
*A free craft project in our DIY Area hosted by Collage
*A free card making station sponsored by SCRAP
*A plant sale and DIY Flowering Hanging Baskets ($25 each, includes: basket, soil and 3 plants) at the Birds and Bees Nursery booth
*Our friends at Supportland will be swiping cards and spreading the local love!
*Adoptable kittens and cats from Cat Adoption Team!!!
Use our Facebook Invite to invite your friends! See you on the 9th!!

April 23, 2015   No Comments

Nikki McClure at the Land / buyolympia booth!


Artist Nikki McClure will be doing signings in the Land / buyolympia booth
(Booth #251) on SATURDAY from 12:00-2:00pm!

Crafty Wonderland Super Colossal Holiday Sale!
Saturday + Sunday, December 13th + 14th
11am – 6pm
at the Oregon Convention Center
777 NE MLK Jr. Blvd., Hall D
Portland, OR 97232
Free Admission! All Ages!
Goodie bags to the first 150 shoppers each day!

>>>View the official
and use it to invite your friends!<<<

December 10, 2014   No Comments

June Artist of the Month: 20Leagues


June’s Artist of the Month display is especially exciting because the folks at 20 Leagues made an amazing cardboard replica of our shop AND a super fun Wonderland of the Month display (a miniature version of the Artist of the Month area!)!!



Be sure to come see it all in person!!! They have also crafted up some awesome dioramas, rebar bottle openers, taxidermy magnets, emergency disguises, and more!!



20 Leagues began as a New Year’s resolution,
To be adventure barons in art’s industrial revolution.
A fine artist and a blunt scientist are we two, the crew.
We’re commanded by Captain Jules, who’s imaginary (says you).
We’re a marital pair sharing an odd, addled brain.
We live high in the hills, raising cats, moss, and Cain.
We love layers upon layers upon layers upon more.
We think art is for everyone, not just the bores.
We have thousands of heroes and a couple of fans.
We love how squirrels have twee little hands.
We like things like concrete people no longer see
Our eyes behold beauty in ubiquity
We use self-publication for our self-adulation
¡We invert punctuation when we make exclamations!
We love the glory days of every craze what had them.
We love dioramas to depths you can’t fathom.
Our yarns are more woven than we’ll ever confide.
If the world is your oyster, we’re the toy prize inside.
This makes sense to us, if that makes sense to you.
We ‘like like’ you Portland. Hope hope you like us two, too.


June 10, 2014   1 Comment