Gresham Arts Festival

  • Friday, July 19 – Saturday, July 20, 2019
    Historic Downtown Gresham

    Art in the heart of the city

    Celebrate art with free, family-friendly fun at the 18th annual Gresham Arts Festival with more than 100 artists, live music, Guinness World Records attempt and more. 

  • Arts Festival Events

    The Gresham Arts Festival draws thousands from around the region each year to our charming downtown streets to meet, browse and shop from a carefully curated selection of Northwest artisans, ranging from painters, potters and sculptors to woodworkers, photographers, jewelers and more.

    All Arts Festival events are free.

    Friday, July 19, 2019

    Art Under the Stars

    Friday, July 19, Main Avenue, Historic Downtown 
    6:00 pm-10:00 pm
    Kick off Arts Festival weekend with a free concert featuring rhythm and blues artist the Norman "Boogie Cat" Sylvester Band. Dance, enjoy a glass of wine, outdoor dining, pop-up parks and a silent art auction. Artwork donated by Gresham Arts Festival artists. 

    Saturday, July 20, 2019

    Gresham Arts Festival

    Saturday, July 20, Historic Downtown and Arts Plaza
    9:00 am-5:00 pm
    Artisans from all over the Pacific Northwest fill the streets with an amazing array of unique art. Featuring live music and cultural performances all day, over 100 shops and restaurants, and the Gresham Farmers' Market.

    Kids Village

    Saturday, July 20, Arts Plaza 
    9:00 am-5:00 pm
    Art fun for kids is on the Arts Plaza, just steps from downtown. Enjoy free craft stations presented by sponsors, face painting, bounce houses, sports obstacles, live music and more. Splash in the Children’s Fountain. Win prizes by completing the treasure map. Print at home or get a copy at the Kids Village.
    Print the Kids Village map

    Guinness World Records Event

    Saturday, July 20, Arts Plaza
    9:00 am-5:00 pm
    Help us create the world's largest display of origami turtles to support Gresham's Western painted turtles. No sign-up is required to participate. 

    Breakin' on Main presented by the Gresham Area Chamber of Commerce

    Saturday, July 20, Second Street and Main Avenue
    12:00 pm-5:00 pm
    Breakin' on Main presented by the Gresham Area Chamber of Commerce takes the art of dance to a whole new level. Watch it unfold with over a dozen talented break dance teams from around the West Coast. Hosted by OSK with music by djblessOne.

    Team sign-ups: Got moves? Now accepting teams of two for the break dance competition. First place prize $1,000; 2nd place, $500. To sign up, contact Oskar Villalobos at Oskar.Villalobos@ge.com.

    Breakin' on Main poster

    Summer Jam

    Saturday, July 20, Arts Plaza
    6:00 pm-10:00 pm
    Join us for the first-ever Summer Jam concert featuring Portland-based duo The Talbott Brothers and internationally-acclaimed country star Tenille Arts. Enjoy live music, local cuisine, the Migration Brewing beer garden, with wine from Buddha Kat Winery and Catman Cellars, plus cider from Hood View Ciderworks.

    Entertainment Schedule

    All Arts Festival entertainment is free.

    Friday, July 19

    Third and Main

    6:00 pm - 9:00 pm: Norman "Boogie Cat" Sylvester Band

    Saturday, July 20

    Third and Main

    9:00 am - 10:45 am: Brady Goss

    11:00 am - 12:45 pm: Robbie Laws

    1:00 pm - 2:45 pm: Chicamarimba

    3:00 pm - 5:00 pm: Japanese Koto

    Second and Main

    Noon - 5:00 pm: Breakin' on Main sponsored by the Gresham Area Chamber of Commerce

    Arts Plaza East

    9:15 am - 11:15 am: Billy Dimes

    11:30 am - 12:30 pm: SALT Academy

    12:45 pm - 2:30 pm: USWC Taekwondo

    2:45 pm - 5:00 pm: Andrea & Dustin Rose

    Arts Plaza West

    9:30 am - 10:30 am: Steve's Creature Feature

    10:45 am - 12:30 pm: Sam Bam Boo

    12:45 pm - 1:45 pm: Steve's Creature Feature

    2:00 pm - 2:30 pm: Island Soul Team

    2:45 pm - 3:30 pm: Brandon Bassett

    3:45 pm - 5:00 pm: SALT Academy

    Arts Plaza Center Stage

    6:00 pm - 10:00 pm: Summer Jam with The Talbott Brothers and Tenille Arts

     

    Volunteer

    Sign up to volunteer

    Join our team as an event volunteer 

    Pick a time that works for you. We have different times and stations for all.

    Our sponsors and community partners always take great care of our volunteers, with lunch vouchers, treats, t-shirts and more. The Gresham Arts Festival is the largest event of the year, and each year our trusted volunteers are the key to a successful event. 

    Questions? Email Sasha.Konell@GreshamOregon.gov

    Artists

    Artist applications are closed for the 2019 Gresham Arts Festival.

    To be added to the 2020 mailing list, contact Sasha.Konell@GreshamOregon.gov or call 503-618-2264.

    Artist Market Booth map

    Rules for participation and condition of entry

    City of Gresham fire prevention planning guide for special events

    Thank You Sponsors

    Our gratitude

    Thank you to the 2019 Gresham Arts Festival sponsors! Without your generous contributions, this beloved event is not possible. 

    Be a sponsor

    Interested in sponsoring 2020? Email Sasha.Konell@GreshamOregon.gov.

    Location

    The Gresham Arts Festival takes place in historic downtown Gresham. Here's how to find us.

    Directions

    Gresham Arts Festival Map

    • Art Under the Stars poster
    • Breakin on Main 2019 poster
    • Gresham Summer Jam poster
    • Gallery Arts Festival Wolf Painting
    • Glass blown fish at the Gresham Arts Festival.
    • Gallery Arts Festival Turquoise Ring
    • Gallery Arts Festival Tiki Carving
    • Musicians performing at the Gresham Arts Festival
    • Gallery Arts Festival Basketry
    • Face Painting at the Gresham Arts Festival
    • Artwork on display at the Gresham Arts Festival

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    • Join us at Art Under the Stars from 6:00-10:00 pm Friday, July 19. We're kicking off the Arts Festival with an evening event and free concert by the Norman "Boogie Cat" Sylvester Band.

    • Sponsored by the Gresham Area Chamber of Commerce, we're bringing the art of break dancing to the Gresham Arts Festival on Saturday, July 20. Event details

    • Don't miss Summer Jam's great beats and eats from 6:00-10:00 pm Saturday, July 20, on the Arts Plaza. Free!

  • Contact

    For more information about the Gresham Arts Festival, contact Sasha Konell, Community Marketing Specialist, at Sasha.Konell@GreshamOregon.gov or 503-618-2264.