cracked pots table

A mosaic table (artist unknown – it’s from a past year’s event). Photo courtesy of Cracked Pots

For over a decade, Cracked Pots has been providing a venue for artists who make beautiful things, from cast-off junk and recyclables. (The rule is, artwork must be produced from at least 80% recycled materials.)

The show used to be exclusively garden art, but last year, the organization merged their "un-garden show" with the garden show to form a mega-show of reused/recycled art. Now, in addition to lanterns, planters, garden furniture, bird houses, tools, garden art, gates, and all variety of outdoor decor, you can also find beautiful goods and accessories for the indoors, from weavings and furniture to jewelry.

Booths are tucked throughout Edgefield’s verdant gardens, as well as within Blackberry Hall.

Give yourself enough time to wander the gardens and have brunch, lunch, dinner or drinks while you’re there. At this point, the hotel is booked Tuesday and Wednesday nights, but as of now, there is still time to reserve a massage or other treatments at the Ruby Spa — which also gives you access to soak in the amazing outdoor, heated, saltwater soaking pools, surrounded by the gardens.

Make a day of it and bring friends and family. It’s a great organization and your purchases supports local artists and the organization that has been bringing them together for the past 13 years.

WHAT: 13th Annual Cracked Pots Art Show
WHEN: Tuesday and Wednesday, July 24 & 25, 2012 from 10 am to 8 pm
WHERE: McMenamins Edgefield, 2126 SW Halsey, Troutdale / Tel: 503-669-8610
COST: Free

Visit the Cracked Pots website for a map to Edgefield and a complete list of artists showing this year.