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  • Jan 4
    Open Stage PDX Jan 04 @F&B Cafe
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  • Nov 2
    Jinie Park & Amanda Briggs
    Nov 02 to Dec 23
    @Elizabeth Leach Gallery
  • Nov 2
    Rachel Davis: Book of Days
    Nov 02 to Dec 23
    @Charles A. Hartman Fine Art
  • Nov 19
    Fracture
    Nov 19 to Jan 13
    @Geezer Gallery @ Artists Repertory Theatre
  • Nov 24
    Little Things Show
    Nov 24 to Dec 24
    @Guardino Gallery
  • Nov 28
    Field of View
    Nov 28 to Dec 30
    @Wolff Gallery
  • Dec 1
    Winter Group Exhibition
    Dec 01 to Dec 31
    @Butters Gallery
  • Dec 1
    Work Horse: Art by the People Who Make Your Comics
    Dec 01 to Dec 26
    @Sequential Art Gallery + Studio
  • Dec 1
    Micah Hearn
    Dec 01 to Jan 13
    @Froelick Gallery
  • Dec 1
    A Gifted Offering
    Dec 01 to Dec 30
    @Eutectic Gallery
  • Dec 1
    Brothers
    Dec 01 to Dec 31
    @Waterstone 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.