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The Artisans Cup

The Artisans Cup

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Ticket Type Price Fee Quantity
Single Day Ticket
Single day exhibition entrance. *Note: Exhibition admission is free for children under 12 years old!
$15.00 $1.82
Multi-day Exhibition Pass   more info $35.00 $2.92

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The Artisans Cup is the premier exhibition of American Bonsai, located in the heart of Portland, Oregon.

Join us for a weekend in celebration of the art of Bonsai and all those devoted to excellence in the craft.

About The Artisans Cup

The time has come for American Bonsai. A steadily growing subset of the millenia-old art form, American Bonsai honors tradition while pushing the artistic boundaries of what is possible. The Artisans Cup is the leading expression of American Bonsai, showcasing the highest level of craftsmanship and skill in an experimental environment that will engage and inspire. 

The Weekend

The Artisans Cup will be held at The Portland Art Museum in Portland, Oregon. Our panel of five internationally renowned Bonsai professionals will bestow honor to the top three most innovative and skillfully crafted trees. The event will also feature select artisans and craftsmen who are creating distinctive supporting elements such as ceramics, woodwork, tools, and more.

 

Schedule of Events:

 

THURSDAY

 

Patrons Dinner 6PM-8PM 
Departure Restaurant | By Invitation Only
Invitation-only dinner and ceremony for our top contributors at Departure Restaurant to kick off the weekend. 

 

FRIDAY

 

Bonsai Mirai Silent Auction & Continental Breakfast 8AM – 12PM
Bonsai Mirai | $125/person
A rare opportunity to purchase from a selection of 200+ Mirai trees at special exhibition prices, and to take in the incredible views at the Mirai garden, while enjoying mimosas and breakfast treats.

 

Lan Su Chinese Garden & Crataegus Bonsai Tour 12:30PM – 4:30PM
$75/person (includes admission to Lan Su Chinese Garden)
A tour of the peaceful and serene Lan Su Chinese Garden, whose name translates to “Garden of Awakening Orchids,” and the studio and garden of Portland Bonsai Village founder Michael Hagedorn.

 

Vendor Garden 4PM – 9PM
Portland Art Museum | Free Admission
North America’s finest artisans and craftsmen show their work, featuring finely crafted ceramics, woodwork, tools, and more. Extensive native species will be sold by prominent tree collectors, too.

 

Exhibition 6PM – 9PM
Portland Art Museum | $15/person
The main event opens Friday evening: An exhibition of American Bonsai at the Portland Art Museum, featuring trees, ceramics, woodwork, tools, and more.

 

SATURDAY

 

Exhibition 10AM – 6PM
Portland Art Museum | $15/person
The main event continues all day Saturday.

 

Vendor Garden 10AM – 6PM
Portland Art Museum | Free Admission
North America’s finest artisans and craftsmen show their work, featuring finely crafted ceramics, woodwork, tools, and more. Extensive native species will be sold by prominent tree collectors, too.

 

Pacific Bonsai Museum Tour 8AM – 4PM
Pacific Bonsai Museum, Federal Way, WA | $40/person
A morning expedition to a Pacific NW gem featuring the most geographically diverse public collection of bonsai trees in the United States.

 

Panel Discussion 12:30PM – 2:30PM
Portland Art Museum | $10/person
Beyond Trees: A look at how the principles of Bonsai translate into art, design, and culture. Featuring key creative collaborators that helped to bring The Artisans Cup to life. Panel includes Traci Sym and Daniel Meyers (Skylab Architecture), Chris Hornbecker (Hornbecker Photography), Fritz Mesenbrink and Jeremy Pelley (The Official Mfg. Co.), and Alex DeSpain (The DeSpains).

 

Joshua Roth VIP Exhibition Tour 6PM – 8PM
Portland Art Museum | By Invitation Only
Exclusive, after-hours tour of the exhibition, guided by Ryan Neil, founder of The Artisans Cup and Bonsai Mirai. Cocktails and hors d’oeuvres will be served. Limited to Sponsors and Patrons only. Become a Sponsor or Patron.
Sponsored by Joshua Roth, Ltd.  

 

SUNDAY

 

Awards Brunch 10AM – 12PM
Departure Restaurant | $60/person 
Award ceremony and brunch at Departure Restaurant, where the trees that win the top prizes will be unveiled and The Artisans Cup winner will be announced.

 

Exhibition 10AM – 4PM
Portland Art Museum | $15/person
The main event concludes Sunday with more viewing of the displays, where you’ll be able to see the winning trees.

 

Vendor Garden 10AM – 4PM
Portland Art Museum | Free Admission
North America’s finest artisans and craftsmen show their work, featuring finely crafted ceramics, woodwork, tools, and more. Extensive native species will be sold by prominent tree collectors, too.

 

Bonsai Mirai Tour 1PM – 5PM
Bonsai Mirai | $100/person
A casual tour of Bonsai Mirai’s garden facility and collection of over 1000 trees.

 

Panel Discussion 1PM – 2:00PM
Portland Art Museum | $10/person 
The Future of American Bonsai: A forecast of the art of Bonsai in America with The Artisans Cup Founders Ryan & Chelsea Neil.

 

Panel Discussion 2:30PM – 3:30PM
Portland Art Museum | $10/person
Ask the Judges: Get inside the minds of the professionals who judged the exhibition. Bonsai Professionals David DeGroot, Colin Lewis, Boon Manakitivipart, Walter Pall, & Peter Warren.

 

MONDAY

 

Bonsai Mirai Tour & Continental Breakfast 8AM – 12PM
Bonsai Mirai | $100/person
A casual tour of Bonsai Mirai’s garden facility and collection of over 1000 trees, including mimosas and breakfast treats catered by Blackbird Catering.

 

Lan Su Chinese Garden & Crataegus Bonsai Tour 12:30PM – 4:30PM
$75/person (includes admission to the Lan Su Chinese Garden) 
A tour of the peaceful and serene Lan Su Chinese Garden, whose name translates to “Garden of Awakening Orchids,” and the studio and garden of Portland Bonsai Village founder Michael Hagedorn.

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