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, Dana Gravelle, and Porsha Hendrix.

Artist Coordinators

Jennifer Kapnek

Street Gallery Coordinator, Sign-in

21 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.

Porsha Hendrix

Coordinator, Social Media Manager

3 years

Fabric Artist

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

Dana Gravelle

Digital Coordinator

17 years

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

Poest

Street Gallery Coordinator

14 years

Commission and artist woodturner

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

Steve Tannenbaum

Street Gallery Coordinator

1 year

Mixed Media

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

Alison Dougherty

Street Gallery Coordinator, Social Media

1 year

Outlier Gallery/Painter

It's a privilege to work with such amazing creatives in our community.