July 20, 2018 all-day
Downtown Gresham
400 N Main Ave
Gresham, OR 97030
Shannon Chisom

Gresham becomes a giant outdoor gallery and stage for the Gresham Arts Festival, a regional event celebrating art, culture and music.

More than 130 talented artisans will fill the streets of historic downtown Gresham on Saturday, July 21.

This family-friendly event is free and includes art for sale, live music all day, cultural performances, free children’s arts and crafts, and unique shops and restaurants in the downtown core.

At the heart of the Gresham Arts Festival is the showcase of fine artisans. Art for sale includes pottery, photography, beadwork, watercolors, textiles, glass, wood, oil paintings, garden art, recycled art, and much more.

People meet the artists behind the work.


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 donated pieces from 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.

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. Reserve your paint time.

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. Read more about Gresham’s Got Talent.

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