The History of the Crackedpots Art Show

The idea of the show debuted in 1998 in co-founder Tess Beistel’s garden where eight artists were featured. Folks took notice, and in 1999 the show moved to the gardens of Mcmenamins Kennedy School. In 2000, now becoming a wild success, the show moved to the stately and spacious grounds of McMenamins Edgefield in Troutdale where it now embraces over 100 reuse artists whose work consists of at least 80% recycled/reclaimed materials.

Since the beginning, the primary goal of the crackedpots Art Show is to promote art made from materials that otherwise would have gone to the landfill.

The show is filled with creativity, inspiration, and merriment; the crackedpots Art Show is the Granddaddy of all our events!