CREATIVA, Europe’s largest and most diverse exhibition for creative design, takes place once a year at Messe Dortmund, Germany. The exhibition caters to all those who pursue creative design as a hobby or profession (eg. teachers, educators, special educationists), and anyone wishing to purchase individually designed items.
For over 30 years, CREATIVA has been the event for the creative crafts trade in Germany. An average of around 700 exhibitors and 80,000 visitors gather once a year at Messe Dortmund.
Over a total area of 40,000 square meters, all creative products and techniques can be found under one roof. Themes include felting, handicrafts, spinning, weaving, patchwork quilts, wood and metal work, silk and glass painting, jewelry making, painting, drawing, and pottery.
In addition to the main exhibition where exhibitors present their creative works and share their expertise, a variety of special interactive show features and creative workshops animate visitors to join in and be creative.
CREATIVA comprises four special exhibition features, taking place at the same time as the main exhibition: "CREATIVA professional", PerlenExpo ("BeadExpo"), LandGarten ("Country Garden") and Puppen & Bären ("Dolls & Bears" on Saturday and Sunday).