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Urban Institute for Contemporary Arts

  • 2 West Fulton
  • Grand Rapids, MI 49503
  • (616) 454-7000

Local Gems

Michigan’s largest contemporary arts center and a multidisciplinary laboratory for the advancement of fine art is located at the geographic center of the city.

Family Fun

Michigan’s largest contemporary arts center offers a new family art-making activity every Saturday, plus creative camps and workshops for youths and teens.

Art Enthusiast

Michigan’s largest contemporary arts center presents groundbreaking visual art, music, film, literature, dance and performance art in the heart of downtown.

Performance Patron

Michigan’s largest contemporary arts center presents groundbreaking visual art, music, film, literature, dance and performance art in the heart of downtown.

Chic Shopper

The UICA gift shop is both a retail and exhibition space, changing seasonally to present a carefully curated collection of unique handmade items.

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The Urban Institute for Contemporary Arts builds creative community by fostering new forms of expression, promoting collaboration, and providing genuine experiences with contemporary art. UICA features gallery exhibitions of work from regional, national and international artists throughout the year. UICA also hosts a range of dynamic events including concerts, performance art, artist receptions, gallery talks, and movies screenings.

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  • Minutes to Airport: 25
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Meeting Rooms
  • Exhibits Space Yes
  • Exhibits 1
  • Largest Room 2500
  • Reception Capacity 200
  • Theatre Capacity 197
  • Auditorium Yes
  • Auditorium Seating 197
  • Concurrent Meeting Rooms 0
  • Conference Capacity 197
  • Banquet Capacity 40
  • Number of Rooms 7
  • Classroom Capacity 50
UICA Theater
  • Total Sq. Ft.: 2500
  • Theater Capacity: 197
UICA Conference Room
  • Total Sq. Ft.: 1000
  • Banquet Capacity: 20
  • Reception Capacity: 40
UICA Youth Studio
  • Total Sq. Ft.: 1000
  • Classroom Capacity: 40
  • Banquet Capacity: 30
  • Reception Capacity: 50
UICA - The Loft
  • Reception Capacity: 45
Jan 27, 2017

Opening Night Event: US IS THEM and Here + Now

  • Times:  6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
  • Host:   Urban Institute for Contemporary Arts
  • Location:  Urban Institute for Contemporary Arts, 2 West Fulton, Grand Rapids, MI 49503
  • Phone:  (616) 454-7000
  • Category:  Art
  • Admission:  UICA Members: Free, Public: $5
Jan 29 - Mar 12, 2017

Chiaroscuro International Film Series

  • Next Occurrence Jan 29, 2017
  • Times:  2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
  • Host:   Urban Institute for Contemporary Arts
  • Location:  Urban Institute for Contemporary Arts, 2 West Fulton, Grand Rapids, MI 49503
  • Category:  Film/Movies
  • Admission:  Free
Feb 4, 2017

Family Day: Kehinde Wiley, Patterned Portraits

  • Times:  1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
  • Host:   Urban Institute for Contemporary Arts
  • Location:  Urban Institute for Contemporary Arts, 2 West Fulton, Grand Rapids, MI 49503
  • Phone:  (616) 454-7000
  • Category:  Children's Activities
  • Admission:  Free with Admission
Feb 9, 2017

Teen Night feat. Marcel Price of The Diatribe

  • Times:  5:30 PM - 7:30 PM
  • Host:   Urban Institute for Contemporary Arts
  • Location:  Urban Institute for Contemporary Arts, 2 West Fulton, Grand Rapids, MI 49503
  • Phone:  (616) 454-7000
  • Category:  Art
  • Admission:  UICA Members: $20, Public: $25
Feb 17, 2017

Spoken Word Poetry Workshop feat. Marcel Price of The Diatribe

  • Times:  6:30 PM - 9:00 PM
  • Host:   Urban Institute for Contemporary Arts
  • Location:  Urban Institute for Contemporary Arts, 2 West Fulton, Grand Rapids, MI 49503
  • Phone:  (616) 454-7000
  • Category:  Poetry/Literature
  • Admission:  UICA Members: $20, Public: $25
Feb 18, 2017

Family Day: Derrick Adams, Take on Textures

  • Times:  1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
  • Host:   Urban Institute for Contemporary Arts
  • Location:  Urban Institute for Contemporary Arts, 2 West Fulton, Grand Rapids, MI 49503
  • Phone:  (616) 454-7000
  • Category:  Children's Activities
  • Admission:  Free with Admission
Mar 11, 2017

Family Day: Nick Cave, Headpiece Dance Party

  • Times:  1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
  • Host:   Urban Institute for Contemporary Arts
  • Location:  Urban Institute for Contemporary Arts, 2 West Fulton, Grand Rapids, MI 49503
  • Phone:  (616) 454-7000
  • Category:  Art
  • Admission:  Free with Admission
Mar 16, 2017

Teen Night feat. Marcel Price of The Diatribe

  • Times:  5:30 PM - 7:30 PM
  • Host:   Urban Institute for Contemporary Arts
  • Location:  Urban Institute for Contemporary Arts, 2 West Fulton, Grand Rapids, MI 49503
  • Phone:  (616) 454-7000
  • Category:  Art
  • Admission:  UICA Members: $20, Public: $25
Mar 24, 2017

More than a Woman: Panel Discussion + Catalog Release

  • Times:  6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
  • Host:   Urban Institute for Contemporary Arts
  • Location:  Urban Institute for Contemporary Arts, 2 West Fulton, Grand Rapids, MI 49503
  • Phone:  (616) 454-7000
  • Category:  Lecture/Education
  • Admission:  Free with Admission
Jan 1 - Dec 31, 2017

Urban Institute for Contemporary Arts 2017

  • Price:  Included when you show your 2017 Culture Pass
  • Buy one regular movie pass, get one free * Offer excludes special one night screenings and events
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