Hello UAN Artists!

The First Thursday Street Gallery is this week.

Chuck Bloom street gallery art

The 21st Season

There are 5 remaining First Thursday Street Gallery events this season. Our return is enthusiastically supported by the City of Portland, The Pearl District Neighborhood Association, and The Pearl District Business Association. There is interest and excitement about our return and our event growing. Events will follow social distancing guidelines, and within the street gallery we request masks be worn both by vendors and patrons.

Portland First Thursday Artists

We are adding 1/2 a block in June, keeping space for social distancing. The evening forecast looks great, and we have some spaces for walk-ins.

Casting Call

A new Kelly Reichardt film is looking for real artists and their art!



Looking for artists of every age and every kind of art! Seeking authentic Portland, OR artists of all trades and abilities to play “Art Students” for the upcoming movie from A24, Showing Up, from Kelly Reichardt (“First Cow”) and starring Michelle Williams, filming in the Portland area beginning in early June! Interested in applying? Please follow the instructions below.

All roles are paid. 18+ only, please.

Step One: Create a profile with us at adamandthebackgrounds.com that includes photos of you and your art. Be sure to include your special skills.

Step Two: Send us an email showing off your skills at ArtSchoolExtrasPDX@gmail.com

For dancers and musicians, please send videos of your art. For artists/sculptors/woodworkers/fabric artists/etc, please send pictures.

Please share this information to help support local artists, promote our long standing event and with anyone interested in being in a movie!

Looking forward to seeing you all again soon.

Urban Art Network