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Gresham Arts Festival

  • The Gresham Arts Festival is an annual event held in historic downtown Gresham. Experience art in the heart of the city. Featuring handcrafted art from more than 125 artists around the Pacific Northwest. This free, family-friendly event includes live music, Kids Village and local cuisine. 

  • 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, 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 125 local and regional artists fill the Arts Plaza square with unique handcrafted art in over a dozen mediums. 

    Rising Artists

    The Gresham Arts Festival is again hosting a Rising Artists corner. Support talented, local youth artisans at this year's festival.

    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) and many more.

    Kids Village

    Arts Plaza
    9:00 am-5:00 pm 
    At the Kids Village families find free activities including face painting, make-and-take crafts, bouldering with Rock Haven Climbing Gym, Disney princess visits, epic bounce houses and more.

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

    Entertainment Schedule

    Live entertainment

    Enjoy free live entertainment from local musicians and dancers.


    Event Sponsors - Thank you!

    These incredible businesses love this community! The City couldn't hold this beloved event without their support. Please let your 2023 Gresham Arts Festival sponsors know they're appreciated.

    Patron of the Arts  

    Gresham Ford

    Lightbox Laboratory-Grown Diamonds

    Curator of the Arts 

    SERVPRO of Gresham

    Kids Village Presenting Sponsor

    US World Class Taekwondo

    Media Champion

    The Gresham Outlook/Pamplin Media

    Fan of the Arts

    Gresham Sanitary Service

    Rob Hendrickson - State Farm Insurance

    Rock Haven Climbing Gym

    Sunny Han's Wok & Grill


    Interested in sponsoring the 2024 Gresham Arts Festival? Contact Jake Ostrow, Community Engagement Events Specialist, at

    Food and Beverage Vendors

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

    2023 vendors

    • Ginger Cakes
    • Kona Ice
    • Pmars Family Recipes - Mexican dishes
    • Autumn Coffee Roasting
    • Getta Gyro
    • The Hoppy Brewer
    • Rad Root - fresh prepared, plant-based foods
    • S&J "The Original Oriental Food"
    • SomSoms Shave Ice
    • The Soroptimists of Gresham - hot dogs and more
    • The Windy Rose - Italian beef sandwiches and more
    • With Love Food LLC - Asian fusion

    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 applications are closed for the 2023 Gresham Arts Festival.

    To be added to the 2024 mailing list, email

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


    Join our awesome volunteer team

    Lots of shifts to pick from. Volunteers get a T-shirt and lunch voucher from event sponsor Sunny Han's Wok and Grill.

    Sign up to volunteer

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

    • Visitors walk underneath colorful hanging umbrellas at the Gresham Arts Festival.
    • A Painter on the Arts Plaza smiles during the Gresham Arts Festival.
    • Visitors explore art booths at the Gresham Arts Festival.
    • A Gresham Arts Festival artist smiles with her colorful paintings.
    • Gallery Arts Festival Basketry
    • Ballet Folklorico dancers twirl their skirts of many colors.
    • The Talbott Brothers perform at the Gresham Arts Festival
    • Boys climb a rock wall in the Kids Village at the Gresham Arts Festival.
    • Visitors explore an artist's woven work at the Gresham Arts Festival.
    • A Gresham Arts Festival artist smiles with her pop culture paintings.
    • The Gresham Arts Festival booths aerial view with green buttes in the background.

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  • Contact 

    For more information about the Gresham Arts Festival, email