20th Anniversary Celebration & Fundraiser

Support our 20-Year Celebration

A Purposeful Celebration

Join our 20th Anniversary Fundraiser on our GoFundMe Campaign Page at https://charity.gofundme.com/uan20 

In 2020 Urban Art Network will celebrate 20 years of highly successful art shows along NW 13th Avenue in Portland’s Pearl District. To commemorate we are planning seven, season-long, festival-style events. This purposeful celebration will include a wide-ranging, multi-cultural and multi-discipline series of events. For seven First Thursdays from April through October we will introduce dance, music, performance, installation art, and poetry alongside our traditional visual artists booths. Our intention is to celebrate by connecting the community we have built with other Portland non-profit art organizations, creating an opportunity to experience an even larger representation of the artistic presence in our city. This 20th anniversary arts festival will celebrate art, artists, the community and neighborhood.

Urban Art Network is run entirely by artist volunteers. With a current membership of over 500 Portland area artists, the renowned First Thursday Street Gallery is free to attend and can draw an audience of more than 10,000 people.

We have commitments from Portland Arts non-profits including Polaris, PHAME, Bravo Youth Orchestra, The Portland Interfaith Gospel Choir, Portland Youth Philharmonic, and Portland Center Stage as well as support from the Pearl District Neighborhood Association, several local business and the Portland Bureau of Transportation. Our anniversary budget includes a performance stage, amplification lighting, extended permitting and management expenses. We envision this arts festival as a rare and unique opportunity for the local community of the non-profit art organizations to work together in a resplendent series of monthly events that will invigorate and delight all in attendance. Your donation will directly support the seven events along NW 13th Street and have a tremendous impact on the Portland community.