Meet, browse and shop from a select group of juried Pacific Northwest artisans at the Gresham Arts Festival.
Experience art in the heart of the city. This free, family-friendly event includes live music, a kids village and local cuisine.
Here’s what you can expect at the 21st annual event.
2023 Gresham Arts Festival
The Gresham Arts Festival is Saturday, July 15, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Gresham Arts Plaza.
The event features more than 125 Pacific Northwest artists. Peruse creations from painters, potters, sculptors, woodworkers, photographers, jewelers and more.
There’s live entertainment all day. Here’s the schedule:
- 9-10 a.m. RIDESHARE Jazz
- 10:20-10:50 .M. Oregon Koto Kai (Japanese koto music)
- 11-11:30 a.m. Oregon Koto Kai (Japanese koto music)
- 11:45 a.m.-12:15 p.m. Ballet Folklorico (traditional Mexican music and dance)
- 12:30-1:30 p.m. Shady Cove (dream pop)
- 1:45-2:15 p.m. Teva Oriata (Polynesian dance)
- 2:35-3:35 p.m. Chervona (party band, Russian, Gypsy, Polka, Ska, etc.)
- 4-5 p.m. The Talbott Brothers (folk rock)
At the kids village, families can enjoy free activities including face painting, make-and-take crafts, bouldering with Rock Haven Climbing Gym, Disney princess visits, bounce houses and the children’s fountain where kids can splash around.
Twelve food and drink vendors will be onsite.
In Gresham, there are seven free city parking lots, street parking and a free park and ride garage at the Gresham Central Transit Center MAX stop, located a few blocks from the Arts Plaza. Taking public transit, carpooling and biking are encouraged.
Gresham Arts Plaza is at 401 NE 2nd St. in Gresham. For more information, visit City of Gresham’s website.
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