| Exhibition for creative design

CREATIVA in Dortmund, Europe's largest fair for creative design, represents a paradise for lovers of handicrafts, art, and creative design. Since its inception in 1982, it has evolved into a central meeting point for creatives, hobby artists, and professionals worldwide. The fair is organized by Messe Dortmund GmbH, known for hosting high-quality events with a broad spectrum of themes..

Each spring, the Westfalenhallen Dortmund Congress Centre transforms into an extensive design studio. Numerous exhibitors present a comprehensive range of creative products and techniques across a sprawling exhibition area. The fair covers a wide range of topics, including crafting, building, fabric, textile, painting, drawing, art, handicraft, design, decoration, games, fun, fashion, accessories, as well as living and designing. It also offers insights into education and business, thus providing a comprehensive experience for visitors.

CREATIVA is characterized by a wide array of products, services, and interactive elements. Special shows and workshops invite participation, experimentation, and creative design. This allows visitors to learn new skills or enhance existing ones. From felting, handicraft, spinning, weaving, quilting, to wood and metal works, silk and glass painting, and jewelry making, the fair covers a broad spectrum.

A standout feature of CREATIVA is its role as a trendsetter in the creative sector. It serves as a platform for exchanging ideas, techniques, and materials, enabling creatives to network and gather inspiration. The fair goes beyond buying and selling, establishing itself as a vibrant forum for creativity and innovation.

The Westfalenhallen Dortmund Congress Centre, with its modern infrastructure and central location, offers optimal conditions for exhibitors and visitors. Good transport connections and numerous service facilities ensure a pleasant and efficient fair experience.

In summary, CREATIVA in Dortmund is an indispensable event for all creative enthusiasts. With its diverse offering, interactive workshops, and inspiring environment, it provides the perfect opportunity to dive into the world of creativity, discover new techniques, and meet like-minded individuals.

The CREATIVA take place annually, and therefore presumably in March 2025 in Dortmund.

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14:38 h (UTC +02:00)

Fair location:

Kongresszentrum Westfalenhallen,
Strobelallee 45, 44139 Dortmund, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany


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Fair organizer
Messe Dortmund GmbH
Strobelallee 45
44139 Dortmund, Germany
Tel: +49 (0)231 12040
Fax: +49 (0)231 1204724
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Past editions:
  • 20. - 24. March 2024
  • 15. - 19. March 2023
  • 16. - 20. September 2020
  • 13. - 17. March 2019
    • 650 exhibitors from 22 countries
    • 90000 visitors
  • 14. - 18. March 2018
    • 683 exhibitors from 25 countries
  • 15. - 19. March 2017
  • 16. - 20. March 2016
  • 18. - 22. March 2015

Fair location:

Kongresszentrum Westfalenhallen,
Strobelallee 45, 44139 Dortmund, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany


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Product groups: Acrylic sheets, adhesives, basketry, binding, brushes, brushes, buttons, candles, cookie cutters, fabric, felt, fine-cut saws, fur, hats, kilns, kits, Mosaics, paints, paper yarn, pictures, precious stones, quilt fabrics, sculpture needs, sewing machines, signs, stencils, tape weaving, varnishes, wood products, yarn, …

Disclaimer: No responsibility is taken for the correctness of this information. Errors and alterations excepted! Fair dates and exhibition sites are subject to change by the respective trade fair organiser.


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Where does the CREATIVA taking place?
The CREATIVA fair takes place in Dortmund, at the Kongresszentrum Westfalenhallen.

When is the CREATIVA taking place?
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How often does the CREATIVA take place?
The CREATIVA takes place annually.

What kind of fair is the CREATIVA?
The CREATIVA is an exhibition for Crafts, Handwork and Handicraft Supplies.