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Gresham Area League for the Arts 

~ Showcasing Visual Artists ~

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Formerly the Gresham Art Committee (GAC), then under the umbrella of the Center For The Arts Foundation as  Gresham Area League for the Arts - GALA, we are excited to announce that we are now a 501 (c) (3) non-profit organization.  


  • GALA is made up of artists and art enthusiasts.

  • GALA promotes artists and the visual arts in our community by sponsoring art exhibits at the Center for the Arts Foundation Little Theatre and other locations throughout the East Multnomah County, including the Troutdale Art Center.​ We are currently in the process of searching for a new home.


GALA  promotes and nurtures the visual arts by showcasing work from a host of diverse local artists. We are dedicated to:

  • Fostering an environment that inspires learning and appreciation for art, art history, craft, creativity, artistic philosophy, and imagination.

  • Supporting both emerging and established artists, as well as other arts organizations.

  • Raising awareness of the rich cultural tapestry of our community.

  • GALA endorses the goals of equity, diversity, inclusion, anti-racism, and the principles of equal opportunity for all who work and participate in arts & culture endeavors and condemns racism, prejudice, discrimination, and exclusion.
    To these ends, we encourage opportunities in all disciplines and areas of arts and culture to include persons of every race, national origin, religion, color, culture, age, gender, physical disability, or sexual orientation.

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  • We organize several art shows throughout the year, featuring local artists and their works.

  • Each event is curated with care and attention to detail, providing a unique experience for art lovers of all ages and backgrounds.

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  • Artists are invited to submit their works for consideration, and we select a diverse range of styles and mediums to showcase.

  • Our events are not only an opportunity for artists to exhibit their work, but also for the community to come together and celebrate the beauty and power of art.

Our Volunteers

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Are you passionate about art and want to be part of a community that celebrates creativity and imagination? Join GALA as we expand our role in East Multnomah County and the Portland metro area.

  • Our events are made possible by the hard work and dedication of our volunteers, who generously give their time and energy to make each event a success.

  • We are grateful for their support and commitment to our mission of promoting art and culture in our community.

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Here’s what member Gail Johnson says, “I joined GALA hoping for a way to get involved with art and artists that didn’t necessarily involve painting.

I had good experiences with the old organization, Gresham Art Committee, and remember fondly the artist talks, the joy of having paintings accepted, the surprising enjoyment I got from the receptions. All those advantages are part of GALA.”

More about GALA 

Interested in Becoming Part of the Team?

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Ready to immerse yourself in the world of art and make a difference in your community?

  • Joining GALA as a Member or Associate is a great way to get involved and it looks great on your resumé or college application!

  • By joining us, you’ll be able to showcase local talent and help foster a deeper appreciation for  art in East Multnomah County.

  • Don’t miss out on this exciting opportunity to make a meaningful impact and discover the beauty of art! Becoming an Associate also offers the pleasure of being involved but on a flexible schedule.

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Become a Member by joining

a Committee that helps to develop and support GALA's programs. The current Committees are: 

  • Curator Team

  • Volunteer Committee

  • Finance

  • Marketing/Communications

Additional Committees will be created as needed. 

Associates step in for specific tasks including:

  • Help set up and take down artwork,

  • Greet visitors and monitor the gallery during shows,

  • Help with a fundraising and grant writing project.

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