Gresham Arts Festival

  • Friday/Saturday, July 14-15

    • Art Under the Stars | Friday, 5:00-9:00 pm, Historic Downtown
    • Arts Festival | Saturday, 9:00 am-5:00 pm, Historic Downtown & Arts Plaza
    • Reclaim the Chalk of Fame | Saturday, 9:00 am-5:00 pm, Arts Plaza
    • Gresham's Got Talent | Saturday, 6:30-9:30 pm, Arts Plaza 
  • 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.

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    • Events
    • Artist Information
    • Sponsors
    • Location

    Art Under the Stars
    Friday, July 14, Historic Downtown 
    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, Historic Downtown and Arts Plaza 
    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, Arts Plaza 
    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.

    Reclaim the Chalk of Fame: Guinness World Record Event
    Saturday, July 15 Arts Plaza 
    9:00 am-5:00 pm / Celebration at 6:00 pm
    A town in 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, Arts Plaza     
    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.


    Join us in recognizing the 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

    Gresham Station logo

    Contact us

    Shannon Chisom, Arts Festival Manager, or 503-750-3785.