Gresham Arts Festival

  • Friday, July 19 – Saturday, July 20, 2019
    Historic Downtown Gresham

    Art in the heart of the city

    The 18th annual Gresham Arts Festival turns the city's historic downtown in a giant art gallery featuring "Look at that!" art, music, food and fun. Join us the third weekend in July.

  • Arts Festival Events

    Friday, July 19, 2019

    Art Under the Stars

    Friday, July 20, Historic Downtown 
    6:00 pm-10:00 pm
    Join Arts Festival artists 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. Items include artwork donated by some of our favorite artists. 

    Saturday, July 20, 2019

    Gresham Arts Festival

    Saturday, July 20, Historic Downtown and Arts Plaza 
    9:00 am-5:00 pm
    Artisans fill Gresham's downtown 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 20, 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, bounce houses, sports obstacle course, live music, fire trucks, police cars and much more. Splash in the Children’s Fountain.


    Artist applications are closed for the 2019 Gresham Arts Festival.

    To be added to the wait list contact or call 503-618-2264.

    Rules for participation and condition of entry.

    City of Gresham fire prevention planning guide for special events.

    Important dates

    March 15: Final application deadline.
    March 29: Notification of jury results by email.
    April 26: Artists notified of booth assignments by email.
    May 10: Commitment deadline for all 2019 artists. The City of Gresham must receive a signed artist agreement and booth fee payment by 5:00 pm on Friday, May 10.
    July 19: Art Under the Stars event (optional); all artists receive vouchers for food and drinks.

    Wait list artists

    May 13: Wait list artists will be notified of availability
    May 17: Wait list artists' signed artist agreement and booth fees due

    Entertainment Application

    The Gresham Arts Festival has three areas of live music on Saturday between 9:00 am and 5:00 pm. We are looking for family-friendly musical acts, dance or similar performances.

    For more information, read the stage performance application.

    Sponsorship information

    2019 sponsorship opportunities

    Contact Event Coordinator Shannon Chisom, 503-750-3785 or for more information.


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

    Map and directions

    • Gallery Arts Festival Wolf Painting
    • Glass blown fish at the Gresham Arts Festival.
    • Gallery Arts Festival Turquoise Ring
    • Gallery Arts Festival Leaf Pottery
    • Gallery Arts Festival Fiber Work
    • Gallery Arts Festival Tiki Carving
    • Gallery Arts Festival Basketry
    • Face Painting at the Gresham Arts Festival
    • Artwork on display at the Gresham Arts Festival
    • Musicians performing at the Gresham Arts Festival

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  • Contact

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