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  • Apr 6
    First Thursday Street Gallery Apr 06
  • Sep 23
    A Situation of Meat
    Sep 23 to Oct 29
    @Disjecta
  • Sep 23
    Abstract Catalyst 4 Exhibition
    Sep 23 to Oct 17
    @Verum Ultimum Gallery

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  • Aug 4
    Breaking the Mold
    Aug 04 to Sep 23
    @Eutectic Gallery
  • Aug 4
    Dolls & Clowns
    Aug 04 to Sep 29
    @Splendorporium
  • Sep 3
    Stephanie Shank
    Sep 03 to Sep 30
    @Butters Gallery
  • Sep 5
    General Song: Rodrigo Valenzuela
    Sep 05 to Oct 14
    @Upfor Gallery
  • Sep 5
    All That We Are, All That We Need
    Sep 05 to Oct 01
    @Basic Space Gallery
  • Sep 5
    Expression of Female Embodiment
    Sep 05 to Oct 02
    @Pearl Gallery and Framing
  • Sep 5
    Miles Cleveland Goodwin
    Sep 05 to Sep 30
    @Froelick Gallery
  • Sep 6
    Anna Von Mertens - Shape/View
    Sep 06 to Sep 30
    @Elizabeth Leach Gallery
  • Sep 7
    Curtis Settino "The People Who Are Ruining Everything"
    Sep 07 to Sep 30
    @Gallery 114
  • Sep 7
    In Real Life
    Sep 07 to Sep 30
    @Gallery 903

The First Thursday Street Galley expands to Portland Park Blocks

The Urban Art Network is thrilled to announce that we’re expanding our First Thursday Street Gallery into the North Park Blocks this season. The event will double in size as we annex two park blocks while still retaining our established home on NW 13th. 

Last year, the Urban Art Network experimented with a First Wednesday event on the North Park Blocks. This move brought UAN into what is being called the creative corridor, an area of the Pearl now anchored by the new PNCA campus. It was such a success that UAN worked with the city to arrange permits so that its presence in the creative corridor will now be a regular part of the First Thursday Street Gallery. “The community is super excited to have it there,” said UAN president Jennifer Kapnek. She’s enthusiastic about having more spaces available to self-representing and emerging artists. “We’re going to be able to have a large-scale art event there in the coming years.”

The park blocks are a prime location because of their proximity to PNCA, the Everett Station Lofts and many Peal District galleries who host openings on First Thursday. Expect to see many local artists setting up in the new grassy location, including painter Michelle Purvis, wood artist Poest, painter and wire sculptor Zak Gere, and painter Jennifer Kapnek. 

Now in its sixteenth year, the UAN is proud to have not only endured but to be expanding. We take our success as proof that Portland loves and values its many artists.

If you’re an artist who would like to participate, please read this information about showing in our new Park Block spaces.

If you’re an art lover, we hope to see you browsing art on Thursday, April 7, or any other First Thursday from April through October.