About Us

Urban Art Network is a registered 501-C3 non-profit organization dedicated to creating opportunities for self-representing local artists.

We are collectively engaged in:

  • Creating and hosting events for artists to showcase and sell their work
  • Working with businesses and other organizations to promote the arts
  • Networking and outreach for both established and emerging artists

Since 2000, a devoted team of artist coordinators has presented a street art gallery in the Pearl District on First Thursdays. For one vibrant evening each month from April through October, artists at all stages of their careers, self-represent and sell their work. The Street Gallery is open to the public, rain or shine, every First Thursday (5pm - 9pm) April through October.

Current board members are Jennifer Kapnek, Porsha Hendrix, Dana Gravelle, and Chelsea Smith.

Artist Coordinators

Jennifer Kapnek


22 years


I love the magic that happens at the Street Gallery. I am honored and proud to be a part of Urban Art Network.

Porsha Hendrix

Vice President

4 years

Fabric Artist

Grateful to be a part of Urban Art Network and First Thursdays!

Steve Tannenbaum

Street Gallery Coordinator

2 years

Mixed Media

I'm grateful to have found and be part of this amazing organization.

Dana Gravelle

Digital Coordinator

18 years

Involved with UAN since 2005. I'm happy to assist whenever I can.