About the Festival
The Wild Arts Festival is Pacific Northwest’s premier art show and book fair celebrating the natural world. Held each November, the festival attracts nearly 5,000 visitors each year.
New for 2019, our popular festival has moved to Pure Space in Portland’s vibrant Pearl District as we celebrate our 39th year! Stroll through this new light-filled space to:
Admire and purchase art from regional artists
Meet some of your favorite nature writers at the Book Fair
Bid on art, excursions, and outdoor equipment at the Silent Auction
Buy original artwork donated by artists from our Community Art Project
See a Portland Audubon education bird up close
Purchase a glass of wine or beer at Happy Hour on Saturday, 4 - 6 p.m.
It’s a full weekend of celebrating nature through the arts, with proceeds benefiting Portland Audubon’s education and conservation efforts.
The 2019 Wild Arts Festival is the weekend before Thanksgiving:
Saturday, November 23, 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Sunday, November 24, 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.
The Wild Arts Festival has moved locations! You can find it now at:
Pure Space, 1315 NW Overton St., Portland, OR
Parking & Transit
Our new location offers lots of transit and parking options, including eco-friendly public transit, curbside drop-off, and ample nearby parking at low weekend rates.
We will have a curbside drop-off/pick-up spot on NW Overton between 13th and 14th, on the north side of the street.
Street Parking: Over 600 metered street parking spaces are available within three blocks of Pure Space.
Parking Kitty: Download the Portland Bureau of Transportation’s parking app for directions to nearby street parking spaces and for fast payment online. Click here for more information.
Parking lots: Some offer low weekend rates. These are the closest:
Lot #284, NW 15th and Overton
1574 NW Pettygrove St.
Lot #210, 1562 NW Pettygrove St.
1221 NW Hoyt St.
Portland Streetcar: Pure Space is located just one block from the Portland Streetcar’s North-South line (NW 14th & Northrup) and about six blocks from the B Line (NW 11th & Marshall). Click here for routes and schedules.
TriMet Bus and MAX: The nearest bus line is the #24, which loops down and back on NW 18th and 19th Avenues. Click here for TriMet Trip Planner.