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Artist Questions

What are the First Thursday Guidelines?

Vendors are responsible for reviewing and following all guidelines & requests of event staff. Failure to do so may result in a no-sell status for the evening, season, or future events.

Vendor Check In Time: 3p-4:30p

Vendor Set Up Time: 3p-5p

Location: NW 13th & Irving

Booth Size & Fee: 10' X 10' $50

Upon Arrival: Head to the info table for check in at NW 13th & Irving. Vendors not checked into, or at their reserved space by 4:30p will forfeit their space. Vendors must be set up no later than 5p. All transactions & requests must be made during listed hours.

Event Hours: 5p-9p

Break Down: Early break down is not permitted. In some rare cases, events may close early due to weather. If this occurs, all vendors will be notified by a UAN coordinator.

  • Cars are not permitted on street gallery footprint.
  • Vendors must be packed up and off event site by 10:30p.
  • Loading zones are for active loading & unloading only.
  • Do not move the road closure barricades.
  • Do not pull your car into the loading zones until your booth is completely broken down.
  • Be courteous to vendors in corner spots, do not unload or walk product through their space.
  • First Thursday is a rain or shine event, so please dress accordingly


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How do I apply to be a First Thursday vendor?

Vendors must be an UAN member to be considered for an event. Sign up here.



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Do you accept walk-in vendors?

As space permits, we also accept walk-in vendors. These spots are sold on a first-come, first-served basis. To register as a walk-in, visit the sign in table. Walk-in hours begin at 3p on First Thursdays. Please bring a sample/photo of your work to the info table.



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What’s the criteria for becoming a First Thursday vendor?

UAN curates a high-quality, monthly street gallery, representing the diversity and depth of Portland's creative community. We feel that higher standards help everyone succeed. We reserve the right to decline applicants who do not meet the following guidelines:

  • Participants must present a cohesive and creative body of work, comprised of handmade, one-of-a-kind (or limited-edition), items.
  • Acceptance will be based on participants' artistic medium, quality of work, quality of display, and category caps.
  • Urban Art Network does not accept mass manufactured items, vendors specializing in plants, or food vendors.
  • The street gallery does not host booths that include music, musicians, amplification, incenses or open flames. 
  • Event participation requires an artist statement and a minimum of three images uploaded to your profile. A recent booth photo is strongly encouraged.
  • Participants may only offer items within the categories they have indicated on their UAN registration.
  • UAN will only consider participation by local establishments who actively promote artists or makers during the event.

Not sure if this is you? Please email us at contact@urbanartnetwork.org with any questions.



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Do you offer a discount if I pay for the full season?

Yes, discounts are given during advanced registration events only. Advanced registration is held before the season starts. 



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Do I need to bring lights?

Other than street lights, there is no lighting provided. Please plan on bringing your own battery powered lights during the non-summer months. There is no access to power.



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If I cancel, can I get a refund?

There are no refunds. In some limited instances we may offer credits or transfers. To apply for a street gallery credit or transfer, arrangements must be made at least 3 days in advance of the event. No-shows forfeit these claims. Credits or transfers are only valid for the current calendar year.



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Do I have to prepay for an event?

No, you can pay onsite the day of the event. Please specify that to us ahead of time so we can account for your space. UAN accepts cash and credit cards.



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How do I become a UAN member?

To become a member, click here.



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I forgot my username/password, how can I log in?

To recover a username or password, click here.



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What if my work is stolen or damaged?

Urban Art Network is not responsible for any lost or stolen goods. Please take appropriate precautions.



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What is the vendor load-in procedure?

LOAD IN

All loading zones are located in front of the ‘Road Closed’ signs within the first 20 ft of the block. Only vendors directly in front of the loading zones can unload. Do not unload in the emergency lane marked by the "X" on the street. Please do not leave your vehicle unattended in a loading zone during the check in process. Vendors should spend no more than 15 minutes in the loading zone. Wait to set up canopy, table, etc. until after you have moved your vehicle from the loading zone. If you need help unloading, please let a UAN volunteer know and we will do our best to assist you. 

Do not block traffic, driveways or crosswalks with your vehicle as this can result in getting a ticket from the city.

PARKING:

After you quickly unload your vehicle, please re-park your vehicle on the street, then finish your booth setup/tent assembly etc. Street parking is paid until 7pm. 

UPON DEPARTURE:

When the event is over pack up all your belongings, then move your car, if necessary, to a loading zone. Do not block driveways or crosswalks. Please pick up all your trash/waste from your day before leaving.

Please join us in maintaining an efficient load in/load out process that acknowledges the needs of all the vendors and the local community. 



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Is there booth space available for non art related businesses?

 No. Urban Art Network is solely an art or handmade focused event. 



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