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Gresham Arts Festival

  • Friday, July 17 – Saturday, July 18, 2020
    Historic Downtown Gresham

    Art in the heart of the city

    Celebrate art with free, family-friendly fun at the 19th annual Gresham Arts Festival with more than 140 artists, live music, break dance competition 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 17, 2020

    Art Under the Stars

    Friday, July 17, Main Avenue, Historic Downtown 
    4:00 pm-10:00 pm
    Kick off Arts Festival weekend with a free concert. Dance, enjoy a glass of wine, outdoor dining and a silent art auction. Artwork donated by Gresham Arts Festival artists. 

    Saturday, July 18, 2019

    Gresham Arts Festival

    Saturday, July 18, 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 18, 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. 

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

    Saturday, July 18, Second Street and Main Avenue
    Time to be determined
    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. 

    Arts Festival Artists

    Artist applications are closed for the 2020 Gresham Arts Festival.

    Important dates

    • Jan. 6, 2020: Applications are live.
    • March 20, 2020: Final application deadline. 
    • April 3, 2020: Notification of jury results 
    • Date TBD: Commitment deadline for all 2020 artists.The City of Gresham must receive a signed artist agreement and booth fee by 5:00 pm. 
    • Date TBD: Artists notified of booth assignments.
    • July 17, 2020: Art Under the Stars, kickoff to the Arts Festival. 
    • July 18, 2020: Gresham Arts Festival 

    Waitlist artists

    • Date TBD: Waitlist artists will be notified of availability.
    • Date TBD: Waitlist artists' signed artist agreement and booth fees due.

    Booth information

    Booth fee is $125 per 10' x 10' booth space for Saturday, July 18, 2020. 
    New this year: The jury will select up to 10 artists for pop-up booths at the July 17 Art Under the Stars event. If selected artists opt in for the Friday event only, the booth fee is $125. If the artist chooses to participate in both the Friday and Saturday events, the booth fee is $85 for Friday and $125 for Saturday. 

    For more information, contact Community Branding Specialist Sasha Konell at or 503-618-2264.

    Entertainment Application

    Submit a performance application.

    This year’s focus is Gresham’s beautiful diversity, showcasing multicultural and educational performances.

    Apply by April 1. Final selection of entertainers and performers announced by April 15. 

    Questions? Contact 503-618-2264. 

    Sponsorship Opportunities

    Choose your sponsorship level.

    Sponsors make the Gresham Arts Festival possible for the community.


    We always need volunteer help. Join the fun! If you would like to volunteer for the Gresham Arts Festival, email


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


    • 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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  • Contact

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