The Art Walk began as the idea of downtown businesswoman Judy Han, a patron of the arts. Han decided it was time to bring more art opportunities to Gresham. In 2001, with volunteers, Gresham hosted the first Art Walk, in which only 28 artists participated. Today the Gresham Art Walk lists over 140 artists and attracts over 12,000 people to the event!
“The Gresham Art Walk is getting bigger and better as a result of the tremendous support from our dedicated volunteers, local area businesses and and most importantly our community … The Art Walk is not just about art, it’s about strengthening the arts in Gresham and bringing community together!”
- Judy Han