Gresham Arts Festival

  • Friday, July 20 – Saturday, July 21
    Historic Downtown Gresham

    Art in the heart of the city

    The 17th annual Gresham Arts Festival featured "Look at that!" art, music, food and fun, turning the city's historic downtown into a giant art gallery. Gresham Arts Festival Guide

  • Arts Festival Schedule

    Friday, July 20 

    Art Under the Stars

    Friday, July 20, Historic Downtown 
    5:30 pm-10:00 pm
    Join Arts Festival artists and award-winning blues singer Lisa Mann for a free concert on a beautiful summer evening downtown. Enjoy a glass of wine, outdoor dining, pop-up parks and a silent art auction benefiting Gresham Outdoor Public Art. Items include artwork donated by some of our favorite artists. 

    Saturday, July 21

    Gresham Arts Festival

    Saturday, July 21, Historic Downtown and Arts Plaza 
    9:00 am-5:00 pm
    More than 170 artisans fill Gresham's downtown streets with an amazing array of unique, handcrafted art. Featuring live music and cultural performances all day, over 100 shops and restaurants, and the Gresham Farmers' Market.

    Kids Village

    Saturday, July 21, Arts Plaza 
    9:00 am-5:00 pm
    Art fun for kids is on the Arts Plaza, just steps from downtown. Craft stations, face-painting, reptile show at 9:15 am, bounce houses, sports obstacle course, Paint to Fame, live music, fire trucks, police cars and much more. Splash in the Children’s Fountain. Kids Village map

    Paint to Fame: A World Record Event

    Saturday, July 21, Arts Plaza 
    9:00 am-5:00 pm
    Everybody's invited to the World's Largest Paint Party! Paint your very own Greshamscape with your friends and family. You keep the canvas. 

    Gresham’s Got Talent

    Saturday, July 21, Arts Plaza     
    5:00 pm - Food booths open
    6:30-9:00 pm - Showtime!
    Come for dinner and a show! A special lineup of the area's most talented entertainers take the stage to win the title of Gresham's Most Talented and a $1,000 cash prize. Food and drink booths open at 5:00 pm. Bring a blanket and/or lawn chair. 

    Music Schedule

    Friday, July 20

    Third and Main

    6:00 pm - 9:00 pm - Lisa Mann, Blues

    Saturday, July 21

    First and Main

    9:15 am - 10:30 am     Jonathan Smith Trio, Boogaloo/Jazz
    10:45 am - 12:15 pm   Brigid's Cross, Irish/Celtic
    12:30 pm - 2:15 pm     Olivia & Rene, From Appalachia to Rio
    2:30 pm - 3:30 pm       SALT Academy Student Performers
    3:45 pm - 5:00 pm       Night Folk, Original Rock

    Third and Roberts

    9:15 am - 10:30 am     Billy Dimes, One-Man Band
    10:45 am - 12:15 pm   SALT Academy Student Performers
    12:30 pm - 2:15 pm     Legally Insane, Folk/Rock
    2:30 pm - 3:15 pm       Dustin Rose Music, Folk/Pop/Rock
    3:30 pm - 5:00 pm       Innisfree, Irish

    Third and Main

    9:00 am - 10:45 am     Bodacious, Cajun Zydeco, Gypsy Jazz
    11:00 am - 12:45 pm   Chicamarimba, Marimba
    1:00 pm - 2:45 pm       Jumblehead, Funk
    3:00 pm - 5:00 pm       Japanese Koto, Harp

    Fifth and Main

    9:15 am - 10:30 am     JT Wise Band, Roots Rock
    10:45 am - 12:15 pm   Legally Insane, Folk/Rock
    12:30 pm - 2:15 pm     Brigids Cross, Irish/Celtic
    2:30 pm - 3:30 pm       Jonathan Smith Jazz, Boogaloo/Jazz
    3:45 pm - 5:00 pm       Slim Bacon, Original Folk/Blues/Country

    Kids Village on the Arts Plaza

    9:00 am - 9:15 am       Paint to Fame Kick-Off
    9:15 am - 10:45 am     Steve's Creature Feature, Reptile Show
    11:00 am - 12:30 pm   Billy Dimes, One-Man Band
    12:45 pm - 3:15 pm     Sam Bam Boo, Caribbean
    3:30 pm - 5:00 pm       Dustin Rose Music, Folk/Pop/Rock


    Join us in recognizing all the 2018 Gresham Arts Festival sponsors.

    Sponsorship information

    Read more about Gresham Arts Festival sponsorships

    Contact Event Manager Shannon Chisom, 503-750-3785, for opportunities to be an event partner.


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

    Map and directions

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  • Contact

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