Join us at the Oregon State Fair this summer!

For 11 days — from the last week of August through the first week in September Aug. 23 to Sept. 2, 2024 — the Willamette Art Center sponsors the Artisans’ Village at the Oregon State Fair where artists and craftspeople vend their unique wares. We offer visitors an opportunity to paint a pot, have it raku fired, and pick it up within a few hours. This is the WAC’s main fundraiser of the year. It’s extremely popular and we always hear, “This is our family tradition” and “We paint a pot every year at the fair!”

We’re thrilled to open applicants for a spot in the Artisans’ Village. See the application for more information.

If you have any questions, please email

Past Artisan Village Vendors

  • Over The Top Hats
  • Sanders Art Studio (on the Green Gate path)
  • Silver Tide Jewelry
  • Studio B Pottery
  • Sunbird Scarves
  • The Herbal Gerbil
  • Wanderer Scrunchie Co.
  • Willamette Art Center Raku
  • Antique Annies
  • DA Leather (on the Green Gate path)
  • Davis Brothers Metal
  • Elizabeth Jewelry
  • Fluid Forge Blacksmith (Daily Demo’s)
  • Glass Art Studio
  • Lady “J” Arts Jewelry
  • Mama Roost Home Decor
  • Mid-Willamette Valley Pottery Co-op