Art in the Pearl is the biggest Portland-area art fair, and justifiably so. This year’s layout was smaller than in previous years, but the quality of the artists exhibiting was high. There’s not a lot to say about Art in the Pearl, other than that the work is good, it’s well-attended, well-organized, and the weather was nice. I had the opportunity to talk to a couple of artists, which is always a good thing, including one of the presenters from the ZAPP Art Festival Conference that I had attended earlier in the week.
Part of the fun of these shows is seeing work different than your own, part is getting to talk to the people responsible for interesting work first-hand. Plus, getting a gyro and a couple of bites of Ben & Jerry’s for lunch isn’t too bad, either.