Celebrating the 10th Year Anniversary of the Gresham Center for the Arts 

In celebration of its 10th Anniversarythe Gresham Center for the Arts Foundation invites you to an intimate evening of food,wine & beer tastings, and music. The celebration will be held Saturday, March 7, 2015, 6:00 pm, at the Gresham Memorial Events Center 257 SE Roberts Avenue, Gresham, OR 97030. Highlights of the evenings event include the multi-talented artists of Stumptown Stages Troupe presenting Broadway music and musicians from the Portland Columbia Symphony. Enjoy an evening of entertainment and hear what’s happening in Gresham’s arts world.


RSVP by March 4, 2015 by visiting our registration page, or 503-489-1157. Admission is $25.




Giving the Gift of Art to our Community

Help our foundation to continue to bring great arts events and programs by signing up for the Fred Meyer and Amazon Smile rewards programs. Sign up for the Fred Meyer program by clicking here and entering the code 81725 and for Amazon Smile by clicking here and entering "Gresham Center for the Arts Foundation" into the seach box. It costs nothing to you, but will donate funds to our foundation when you make the purchases you shop for normally. Thanks for your help!



Third Thursday Studios

March, 19, 2015

Michael Charles Smith


exploring the world of percussion . . .

Michael (Mike) Smith is a marimba soloist, percussionist, composer, singer-songwriter, and teacher. In addition to his own compositions for solo marimba, Michael covers everything from Bach to Radiohead and Ray Charles to George Gershwin. His latest marimba record, “Melodies for Wooden Children”, has received rave reviews. He is currently an instructor/arranger for the Portland Youth Rock Orchestra, The Riverdale Marimba Band and fronts his band, “Charlie Blue and the Black Market”. For our Studio Evening Michael will lead us on an exploration of percussion, its sounds and construction. Michael will take us through an interactive evening bringing a variety of percussion instruments for patrons to use and learn about sounds and beat. An evening to make the heart beat faster and time. www.michaelcharlesmith.com


Center for the Arts Foundation
15 NE Third Street
Gresham, OR 97030

Phone: 503-489-1157

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