Urban Art Network is a non-profit organization dedicated to creating opportunities for self-representing local artists. We work to create inspiring venues for artistic expression and to promote the development of an artist network. We support direct exchange between Artists, Patrons, and the community.
Urban Art Network is committed to fostering, cultivating and preserving a culture of diversity and inclusion. We strive to create opportunities for all artists of individual differences, life experiences, knowledge, inventiveness, innovation, self-expression, unique capabilities, and talents.
We embrace and encourage artists with differences in age, color, ethnicity, race, language, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, family or marital status, gender identity or expression, political affiliation, veteran status, physical and mental ability, and socioeconomic status.
First Thursday Street Gallery in Portland’s Pearl District
The First Thursday Street Gallery is from April to October, on the first Thursday of each month. City blocks are closed off in NW Portland on 13th street between Hoyt and Kearney. The event is from 5 to 10 p.m. The gallery showcases original, hand-made artwork by local area artists.