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  • Nov 18
    Disjecta's 11th Annual Artist's Auction - Art First Nov 18 @Disjecta
  • Dec 7
    Open Stage PDX Dec 07 @F&B Cafe
  • Jan 4
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  • Feb 1
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  • Dec 2
    A Generous Kingdom II
    Dec 02 to Jan 15
    @Verum Ultimum Gallery
  • Dec 2
    Moore Art Project Dec 02 @Moore Art Project

Today’s Events

  • Nov 18
    Disjecta's 11th Annual Artist's Auction - Art First Nov 18 @Disjecta
  • Oct 6
    Tyler Mackie: "The Bleed is Working"
    Oct 06 to Nov 25
    @Wolff Gallery
  • Oct 19
    BEN BUSWELL: THE STORY IS NOT THE STORY
    Oct 19 to Dec 02
    @Upfor Gallery
  • Oct 26
    Dan Pillars and David Nez
    Oct 26 to Nov 19
    @Guardino Gallery
  • Oct 28
    Chasing Ghosts II
    Oct 28 to Nov 19
    @Verum Ultimum Gallery
  • Oct 30
    Sue Tower & Kentree Speirs
    Oct 30 to Dec 02
    @Blackfish Gallery
  • Oct 30
    Paton Miller - New Paintings
    Oct 30 to Nov 25
    @Butters Gallery
  • Oct 31
    Guards of Eden
    Oct 31 to Dec 02
    @Basic Space Gallery
  • Oct 31
    Nat Meade & Sarah Horowitz
    Oct 31 to Dec 02
    @Froelick Gallery
  • Oct 31
    Barbara Mason and Greg Wilbur
    Oct 31 to Dec 02
    @Waterstone Gallery

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.