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˅ Exhibition Overview ˅


CREATIVA - Europe's leading creative exhibition

CREATIVA, the largest and most diverse creativity exhibition in Europe, takes place once a year at the Dortmund Exhibition Centre. The exhibition is aimed at all those who are involved in creative design as part of their leisure activities or job responsibilities (school teachers, kindergarten teachers, special education teachers) or want to buy uniquely designed items.

CREATIVA has been firmly established in Germany’s creativity sector for more than 30 years. On average, about 650 exhibitors and 80,000 visitors meet once a year at the Dortmund Exhibition Centre.

All creative products and techniques can be found under one roof on a total floor space of more than 40,000 square metres. The diverse offer includes: felt work, needlework, spinning and weaving, quilting, woodwork and metalwork, silk painting and glass painting, jewellery making, decorative arts and design, painting, drawing and much more.

Visitors are also offered numerous special DIY shows and creative workshops where exhibitors explain and sell their creative products during the exhibition.

CREATIVA has five core topics: ‘CREATIVA professional’, ‘CREATIVA PerlenExpo’, ‘CREATIVA LandGarten’, ‘CREATIVA Puppen & Bären’ and 'CAKE DREAMS'.
‘CREATIVA professional’ offers a platform for educational practice. The focus is on education, further education and self-reliance.
‘CREATIVA PerlenExpo’ is the international meeting place for manufacturers and designers.
‘CREATIVA LandGarten’ is the marketplace for horticulture and rural lifestyle.
‘CREATIVA Puppen & Bären’ is aimed at artists, manufacturers, collectors and lovers of dolls and teddy bears. 
‘CAKE DREAMS’ is new in 2018. The exhibiton is aimed at everyone whose heart beats for baking and cake decorating, be it for private or professional motivation.