Gresham Arts Festival

  • Art in the heart of the city

    Save the date for the 16th annual Gresham Arts Festival weekend Friday and Saturday, July 14-15, 2017. Featuring two days of events for all ages celebrating the arts and community pride in historic downtown.

  • Calling entertainers

    Looking for local, family-friendly entertainment for five stages during the Arts Festival. 

    Apply to perform

  • Become a volunteer

    Be part of Gresham's biggest cultural event by volunteering at the Gresham Arts Festival.

    Become a volunteer.

    • Events
    • Artist Information
    • Sponsors
    • Location

    Art Under the Stars
    Friday, July 14
    5:00 pm-9:00 pm
    Join Arts Festival artists and stroll downtown, enjoy a glass of wine, and peruse a silent auction benefitting Gresham Outdoor Public Art. Items will include donated pieces from some of our favorite artists. While shopping, enjoy award-winning R&B artist Norman Sylvestor and friends on a beautiful summer evening in downtown Gresham.

    Gresham Arts Festival
    Saturday, July 15
    9:00 am-5:00 pm
    More than 150 juried artisans fill downtown streets with an array of unique, handcrafted art. Also featured: live cultural and musical performances, unique shopping and restaurants.

    Kids’ Village
    Saturday, July 15
    9:00 am-5:00 pm
    Free family fun at the Arts Plaza steps from downtown. Hands-on activities for kids, face-painting, live music and the Children’s Fountain.

    Guinness World Record Event: Reclaim Chalk of Fame
    Saturday, July 15
    9:00 am-5:00 pm
    Canada stole our world record, set by the Gresham community in 2015 for the largest display of chalk pavement art. Now, we’re coming together to steal it back in an epic day of chalk art that’s free fun for the whole family.

    Sign up to help reclaim the Chalk of Fame.

    Gresham’s Got Talent
    Saturday, July 15
    6:30 pm-9:30 pm
    Based on a hugely popular past event, Gresham’s Got Talent will showcase the wide array of talented entertainers in our community. Featuring celebrity judges, local food and drink, this live event will be the talk of the town. 

    Apply to become a contestant in Gresham's Got Talent.

    Gresham's Got Talent rules and guidelines

    Artist Information

    The application period for artists has closed.


    Give these businesses a high-five for their support!

    Join us in recognizing our 2017 event sponsors.

    Become a sponsor

    Read more about Gresham Arts Festival sponsorship opportunities.

    Contact Event Manager Shannon Chisolm, 503-750-3785, for more information and opportunities to be an event partner.

    Become a sponsor now.

    Pay for your sponsorship.


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

    Map and directions

  • 2017 patron sponsors

    Gresham Ford Logo     Outlook - Pamplin Media Logo    Metro East Community Media Logo     KINK FM 101.9 Logo   The Bull Logo

    Contact us

    For more information about the Gresham Arts Festival contact the Festival Manager, Shannon Chisom, at or 503-750-3785.

  • Photo gallery

    • Face Painting at the Gresham Arts Festival
    • Artwork on display at the Gresham Arts Festival
    • Vendor at the Gresham Arts Festival
    • Musicians performing at the Gresham Arts Festival
    • Young visitor at the Gresham Arts Festival
    • Block of Fame volunteers
    • Block of Fame participant
    • Block of fame participant

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