Hello UAN Artists!
We are very happy to announce we have been approved for the Healthy Street Permit. Urban Art Network is excited to confirm we will have six First Thursday Street Gallery events this season.
The 21st Season
Following a very difficult year for our artists we have been fund-raising behind the scenes in an effort to have a season of free events. Although that outcome is still being determined. we are pleased to share the inaugural First Thursday Street Gallery on May 6th will be a no-cost event.
The first event will be a one-block only closure, as we determine the interest in – and safety guidelines for this season of events. Spaces will be limited and preference will be given to artists who paid for last season. Events will follow social distancing guidelines, and within the street gallery masks will be required for both vendors and patrons.
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, but our growth will develop slowly, with caution and planning.
If you would like to participate in the First Street Gallery event please send an email here.
The UAN Market is flourishing. Many new artists have joined. Our new online commission-free sales platform gives artists complete control over every aspect of their gallery: inventory, pricing, sales and delivery. As it continues to grow the UAN Market has the potential to become the largest and most diverse source of local Portland art for sale.
Urban Art Network is looking for committed volunteers ready to get involved. Are you inspired to create opportunities for independent artists. Do you have a vision or an idea for our community? deas for our next show?
We have a wide range of ways you can get involved, from support at the on-site event, messaging, and positions on our Board. Some positions come with perks like a free space in the street gallery. If you would like to get involved with Urban Art Network please send a note.
Please continue to check out the show and share our Facebook and Instagram posts.
Take great care, and stay tuned for updates coming soon about the 2021 season of First Thursdays!
Urban Art Network