Arts and Culture

  • Got talent? Apply to Gresham's Got Talent

    Talent application

    Calling all performance artists! This new addition to the Gresham Arts Festival from 6:30-9:30 pm on Saturday, July 15, showcases the wide array of talented entertainers in our community. We're searching for hopeful stars, including dancers, comedians, impressionists, jugglers, magicians, singers etc. All ages welcome.

    Apply by Tuesday, June 20. Selected finalists will be notified by June 23. A $20 application fee is due with each entry.


    1st Prize: $500
    2nd Prize: $250
    3rd Prize: $100

    Arts and culture gallery

    • live music on the Arts Plaza in Gresham, Oregon
    • Blue pottery on display at the Gresham Arts Festival
    • Participant in the 2016 Block of Fame event
    • Mayor Bemis on the Chalk of Fame at the Gresham Arts Festival
    • Driscoll, the bronze dog statue in Gresham, Oregon
    • muralist Don Gray in Gresham, Oregon
    • East Multnomah County Courthouse art installation
    • Gresham Art Committee juried art show patrons
    • Gresham's food scene is diverse and delicious
    • Gresham Art Gallery visitors
    • Gresham Historical Society display
    • Sisters of Mercy playing at the Gresham Arts Festival in downtown Gresham
    • Students at the Rockwood Maker Space

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    • Reserve your chalk squares for the 2017 Reclaim the Chalk of Fame Guinness World Record Event on Saturday, July 15. Free and fun for all ages.

    • Provided by the nonprofit Gresham Outdoor Public Art (GOPA), the statue is on Main Avenue in Historic Downtown Gresham.

    • Provided by the nonprofit Gresham Outdoor Public Art (GOPA). The mural is on the Jazzy Bagels storefront facing Main Avenue at Powell Boulevard in Historic Downtown Gresham.