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    First Thursday Street Gallery Apr 06
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    Mar Goman & Dayna Collins
    Apr 27 to May 21
    @Guardino Gallery
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    American Logs
    May 01 to May 11
    @PSU - AB Lobby Gallery
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    Myra Clark & Leslie Peterson
    May 04 to May 28
    @Gallery 114

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  • May 5
    First Selections May 05 @Center for Contemporary Art & Culture
  • Mar 7
    Vagary
    Mar 07 to May 06
    @Artists Repertory Theatre
  • Apr 1
    RICK STARE Recent Work
    Apr 01 to Apr 29
    @Butters Gallery
  • Apr 4
    Beastly - Stephen O'Donnell
    Apr 04 to Apr 29
    @Froelick Gallery
  • Apr 5
    Corey Arnold: Aleutian Dreams
    Apr 05 to May 27
    @Charles A. Hartman Fine Art
  • Apr 5
    Christopher Russell - Escape from LA
    Apr 05 to May 13
    @Upfor Gallery
  • Apr 6
    Progetto In Memoriam
    Apr 06 to Apr 29
    @Gallery 114
  • Apr 6
    Matthew Clark
    Apr 06 to Apr 30
    @Sequential Art Gallery + Studio
  • Apr 6
    ON PAPER New works by Jeane Myers
    Apr 06 to Apr 30
    @Gallery 903
  • Apr 6
    Roboyat
    Apr 06 to Apr 30
    @Blackfish Gallery

The First Thursday Street Galley expands to Portland Park Blocks

The Urban Art Network is thrilled to announce that we’re expanding our First Thursday Street Gallery into the North Park Blocks this season. The event will double in size as we annex two park blocks while still retaining our established home on NW 13th. 

Last year, the Urban Art Network experimented with a First Wednesday event on the North Park Blocks. This move brought UAN into what is being called the creative corridor, an area of the Pearl now anchored by the new PNCA campus. It was such a success that UAN worked with the city to arrange permits so that its presence in the creative corridor will now be a regular part of the First Thursday Street Gallery. “The community is super excited to have it there,” said UAN president Jennifer Kapnek. She’s enthusiastic about having more spaces available to self-representing and emerging artists. “We’re going to be able to have a large-scale art event there in the coming years.”

The park blocks are a prime location because of their proximity to PNCA, the Everett Station Lofts and many Peal District galleries who host openings on First Thursday. Expect to see many local artists setting up in the new grassy location, including painter Michelle Purvis, wood artist Poest, painter and wire sculptor Zak Gere, and painter Jennifer Kapnek. 

Now in its sixteenth year, the UAN is proud to have not only endured but to be expanding. We take our success as proof that Portland loves and values its many artists.

If you’re an artist who would like to participate, please read this information about showing in our new Park Block spaces.

If you’re an art lover, we hope to see you browsing art on Thursday, April 7, or any other First Thursday from April through October.