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 - 10pm) April through October.

Artist Coordinators

Dana Gravelle

Digital Coordinator

15 years

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

Jennifer Kapnek

Street Gallery Coordinator, Sign-in

19 years

Painter

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

Joseph Forbish

Street Gallery Coordinator

14 years

Metal art and mixed media

Try to help out best I can.

Michael Heuser

Street Gallery Coordinator, Treasurer

9 years

Furniture

I volunteer with UAN as I feel it is a valuable asset to the community and a great venue for Artists.

Michelle Purvis

Street Coordinator, Safety Crew, Active selling artist.

12 years

Painter

Support emerging artists and connections with the community.

Chuck E. Bloom

Street Gallery Coordinator

18 years

Painter

It is a way to help ensure outlets for artists and easy access to people to buy art.

Poest

Street Gallery Coordinator

12 years

Commission and artist woodturner

I am proud to be on a team that supports up and coming artists.

Zak Gere

Street Gallery Coordinator

17 years

Painter & Sculptor

Free spot

Mary Heuser

Goals, planning & funding research for 20th anniversary

4 years

Fiber Artist

Encourage and support emerging artists within the greater Portland area.