The Gresham Art Walk in Historic Downtown Gresham
* Update! Artisans: The City of Gresham is stepping up to carry on the annual summer tradition of a regional celebration of arts and will present the 2014 Gresham Arts Festival. Select here to find out more!
Greetings artists and friends of the Gresham Art Walk,
The Gresham Art Walk had its largest attendance in its twelve years this past July. The quality of artists, musicians, volunteers and community support peaked perfectly. Truly, it was a gratifying and brilliant event. We are all so grateful to our artists, volunteers and sponsors for helping to make The Gresham Art Walk what it has become.
It is with heavy hearts that we announce that 2013 was our last Gresham Art Walk.
With the current level of financial support we receive, this event has become non-sustainable for our small group of volunteers. We have exhausted every avenue in trying to increase our funding and sponsorship, and we have poured our love and best energy into this event to keep it going this long.
If we continued at this pace we would risk losing the spirit that helped make this event one of East Multnomah County’s largest summer events. It is time to allow the members of our organization to focus on other areas of their lives and other efforts to support the Arts in our community.
We are so proud and honored to have been involved with creating such a well loved event celebrating the arts in Gresham. We sincerely thank you all for making it such an amazing experience and wish you all only the best in your futures!
Judy Han and the Art Walk Etc. Board
We thank you! We will miss you!
During the Gresham Art Walk, more than 140 artists from Oregon and Southwest Washington sold their original works along scenic Main Avenue between First and Fifth streets in 2013. The family event included live music, free childrens’ arts and crafts, and unique shops and restaurants in the Downtown core. Some of the art for sale included garden art, pottery, photography, jewelry, watercolors, textiles, glass, wood, oil paintings and much more. Of course, best of all, you could meet the artists behind the work!