• 350 Artists…6 Guilds…1 Location

    Looking forward to 2018?
    The next Gathering of the Guilds is

    April 27 – 29, 2018
    at the Oregon Convention Center

    The Gathering of the Guilds
    with Ceramic Showcase

    Friday, April 21, 2017          10 – 7

    Saturday, April 22, 2017     10 – 5

    Sunday, April 23, 2017        10 – 4

    Oregon Convention Center – Portland, Oregon

Over 350 Northwest artists from six Portland-area guilds have united to exhibit and sell art, fine craft, and unique gift items. The show highlights artisans who create with wood, glass, beads, metals, fiber, and ceramics.
Guild of Oregon Woodworkers
Oregon Glass Guild
Portland Bead Society
Creative Metal Arts Guild
Portland Handweavers Guild
and returning this year is the Oregon Potters Association’s Ceramic Showcase!

Admission to this family-friendly event is FREE with easy access via light rail, streetcar or bus plus plenty of parking either at the Convention Center or at nearby lots.
Whether you’re seeking something exceptional for yourself or as a gift, the Gathering of the Guilds has something for everyone.
Don’t forget Mother’s Day is May 14!

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Doors Open

10:00 AM

PYJO Vanguard Combo

Live Music

2:00 PM

Doors Close

7:00 PM

Doors Open

10:00 AM

Roger Hadley Trio

Live Music

10:00 AM

Nurse Band

Live Music

2:00 PM

Doors Close

5:00 PM

Doors Open

10:00 AM

Alex Llumiquinga – Andean Folk Music

Live Music

11:00 AM

See You Next Year!

4:00 PM
Free Admission and Family-Friendly

Demonstrations are in the lobby outside the show and inside, too! There are free hands-on activities, too, suitable for all ages.

Our Artists and Guilds

Talk to the artists, learn about their techniques and their products. Some of the guilds will have demonstrations or hands-on activities. This is your chance to learn the background of these arts and perhaps become inspired to join one of our guilds. Beginners are always welcome! Guilds hold classes or workshops and you can learn even more with the help and encouragement from guild members.

Door Prizes

Fill out a slip at our door prize display that’s right inside the entrance. Names will be drawn throughout each day for gift certificates or gifts from artists. At the end of the show a winner will be selected for the grand prize! You don’t need to be present to win.


Food and beverages can be purchased from OCC vendors.  Free WiFi is available in the OCC common areas, but not in our exhibit hall. Live music is scheduled each day during the event.

Getting to the Oregon Convention Center

Easy access via:
MAX light rail
Portland Streetcar’s Central Loop
Trimet’s Bus No. 6
Uber or Lyft

Visit the Oregon Convention Center’s excellent website for information about getting there and parking.


This event is coordinated and sponsored by these Guilds. You can visit their websites via the links in the “Contact” section just below.


Oregon Convention Center

777 NE Martin Luther King Jr Blvd
Portland, OR 97232

Friday:     10:00 AM to 7:00 PM
Saturday: 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM
Sunday:    10:00 AM to 4:00 PM

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