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    Pacific NW Drawers Artist Talk Oct 28 @Blue Sky Gallery
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  • Sep 23
    A Situation of Meat
    Sep 23 to Oct 29
    @Disjecta
  • Sep 23
    Abstract Catalyst 4 Exhibition
    Sep 23 to Oct 17
    @Verum Ultimum Gallery
  • Sep 28
    Day of the Dead
    Sep 28 to Oct 22
    @Guardino Gallery
  • Oct 2
    Mary Jo Mann "Un-Becoming"
    Oct 02 to Oct 29
    @Gallery 114
  • Oct 3
    Yoshihiro Kitai | Michael Schultheis
    Oct 03 to Oct 28
    @Froelick Gallery
  • Oct 4
    Nick Blosser: Exteriors
    Oct 04 to Oct 28
    @PDX Contemporary Art
  • Oct 5
    Annie Meyer Artwork
    Oct 05 to Oct 29
    @Annie Meyer Gallery
  • Oct 5
    A Sense of Place
    Oct 05 to Oct 29
    @Gallery 903
  • Oct 5
    Elise Wagner & Eric Boyer
    Oct 05 to Oct 28
    @Butters Gallery
  • Oct 5
    Lynda Ater: Image Building
    Oct 05 to Oct 28
    @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.