Urban Institute for Contemporary Arts, Grand Rapids

(3.7/5 based on 20 reviews on the web)
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  • Most recently attended during art prize. Happened on a short free symphony concert, which was wonderful and beautiful. Admission was free and there were one or two interesting pieces. It's quite a sma...  more »
  • The question should be: Why is this institute driven to make a social comment instead of letting the nature of the art reveal itself? Superior setting, lackluster art work. 
  • The only problem is parking. It connects to a lot, but it is very expensive. The films are great and often you will get a private showing. 
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  • Always enjoy coming in to see the exhibitions. They get such cool artists in here.
  • Pushing ideas forward, exploring concepts, convenient location. I enjoy the building's look and layout.
  • Kinda empty but fun in a weird way
  • Always something cool going on here. I love the unusual exhibits and films they bring in and the staff is simply vivacious. My independent-filmmaker husband inquired about showing his feature length documentary we made in Iceland and they were all in, even split the ticket sales. We enjoyed being able to premiere it on a proper screen in our hometown and really appreciated the uica's support. As a fellow artist I'm especially grateful for this culturally rich organization and event hot spot!
  • This space is so cool! You do not want to miss stopping in to check out the exhibits, indie films, and of course gift shop! The schedule of films is always interesting and the theater is comfortable with great concessions. The staff at the UICA are always inviting, friendly, and very informative in regards to the current exhibition.