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Gresham Arts Festival

  • Saturday, July 15, 2023

    9:00 am - 5:00 pm
    Arts Plaza, 401 NE Second St.
    Downtown Gresham

     Experience art in the heart of the city. Free, family-friendly fun featuring handcrafted art from more than 120 artists around the Pacific Northwest, Kids Village, live music and local cuisine.

    The artist application will open Friday, Jan. 6, 2023.

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  • Arts Festival Events

    The Gresham Arts Festival draws thousands from around the region each year to our charming Arts Plaza.  Meet, browse and shop from a select group of juried Pacific Northwest artisans ranging from painters, potters and sculptors to woodworkers, photographers, jewelers and more.

    Also featuring live music and cultural performances all day, the Gresham Farmers' market, plus over 100 shops and restaurants downtown.

    There is no charge to attend the Arts Festival. We look forward to seeing you!

    Artist and vendor map

    Artist Market

    Arts Plaza
    9:00 am-5:00 pm
    Over 120 local and regional artists fill the Arts Plaza square with unique handcrafted art in over a dozen mediums. We're excited to showcase art from several local nonprofits: Women-SEW Global; Gresham Outdoor Public Art; Cascade Woodturners Association; and Creations for Cures.

    Rising Artists

    New this year, the Gresham Arts Festival is hosting a Rising Artists corner. Support rising art students from Sam Barlow and Gresham high schools as well as talented youth artisans Adia Fancher, Kailani Spurgeon and Thomas Simpson.

    Local Legends

    We're pleased to host nearly 20 artists located right here in Gresham. Some hometown favorites include Natalie Mitchell Fuller (Natalie Native Art); Ezra Rogers; Janet Talbott (Janet’s Photos); Rico Alvarez; and Katie Schilling (Katie Grace Kreations). 

    Kids Village

    Arts Plaza
    9:00 am-5:00 pm 
    At the Kids Village presented by US World Class Taekwondo, families will find free activities including face painting, make-and-take crafts, local Reptile Man and Disney princess visits, epic bounce house and more.

    Kids and families can splash about the plaza with the popular Children's Fountain flowing all day. 

    Entertainment Schedule

    Live entertainment schedule

    • 9:00 am: Oregon Koto Kai (Japanese koto music)
    • 9:45 am: Pearl of the Pacific (Samoan interpretive dancing, storytelling)
    • 10:15 am: Oregon Koto Kai (Japanese koto music)
    • 11:00 am: Friends of Noise (youth music showcase)
    • 11:45 am: Dalton Huxley* (blues, country, rock)
    • 1:00 pm: Nate Botsford (country rock)
    • 2:30 pm: Britnee Kellogg (country)
    • 3:30 pm: Midschool of Gresham (various artists/students, from hip hop to pop, folk to electronic)
    • 4:15-5:15pm: Chervona (ultimate party band, Russian, Gypsy, Polka, Ska, etc.)

    *Local Gresham artist 

    Kids Village live stage

    • 9:00 am: US World Class Taekwondo demo
    • 10:00 am: Reptile Man
    • 11:15 am: Meet and greet with Rapunzel and Flynn
    • Noon: Magic show
    • 1:15 pm: US World Class Taekwondo demo
    • 1:45 pm: Meet and greet with Elsa and Anna
    • 2:30 pm: Brazilian Jiu Jitsu demo
    • 2:45 pm: Meet and greet with Ariel and Tiana
    • 3:45 pm: US World Class Taekwondo demo
    • 4:15 pm: Meet and greet with Ariel and Tinker Bell
    Food and Beverage Vendors

    Wine, dine and treat yourself and the family to tasty treats served by our vendors at the Arts Festival.

    • Kona Ice 
    • Rad Root
    • Panda Express
    • Tany's Bakery 
    • Autumn Coffee Roasting
    • Sa'BaiDee Lao-Thai Fusion Kitchen
    • Getta Gyro
    • Grammy's Old-Fashioned Donuts
    • SomSoms Shave Ice
    • The Hoppy Brewer
    • Buddha Kat Winery
    • Boujee Boards PNW
    • Country Coffee Roasters 
    • Country Coffee Hitched Up
    • Il Pizzaiolo PDX
    • Sous LLC
    • Thimbleberry Collaborative Farm
    • The Soroptimists of Gresham

    Vendor map

    Getting There

    The Gresham Arts Festival is held at the Arts Plaza in historic downtown Gresham.

    • There are seven free City parking lots.
    • Plus, a free Park and Ride garage at the Gresham Central Transit Center MAX stop, located within blocks of the Arts Plaza.
    • Taking public transit, carpooling and biking are all encouraged.

    Get maps and directions

    Information for Artists

    Artist and vendor map
    Rules for participation and condition of entry 
    City of Gresham fire prevention planning guide for special events

    Artist applications are closed for the 2022 Gresham Arts Festival.

    To be added to the 2023 mailing list, email ArtsFestival@GreshamOregon.gov.

    Thank You Sponsors

    These incredible businesses love this community! The City couldn't hold this beloved event without their support. Please let your Gresham Arts Festival sponsors know they're appreciated.

    Patron of the Arts  

    Gresham Ford

    Lightbox Laboratory-Grown Diamonds

    Curator of the Arts 

    Pediatric Therapy Services

    SERVPRO of Gresham

    Kids Village Presenting Sponsor

    US World Class Taekwondo

    Media Champion

    The Gresham Outlook/Pamplin Media

    Fan of the Arts

    Fabiano Scherner Brazilian Jiu Jitsu

    Tailor Johnson NextHome NW Realty

    Mt. Hood Community College

    Sunny Han's Wok & Grill

    YMCA-Gresham

    Under the Trees of Forest Preschool

    Interested in sponsoring the 2023 Gresham Arts Festival? Contact Sasha Konell, Community Engagement Events Specialist, at ArtsFestival@GreshamOregon.gov.

    Volunteer

    Join our awesome volunteer team

    Interested in volunteering?

    Please email Sasha.Konell@GreshamOregon.gov to join the fun! 

    Thank you for helping the City host such a special day in Gresham.

  • Contact 

    For more information about the Gresham Arts Festival, email ArtsFestival@GreshamOregon.gov.