Urban Institute for Contemporary Arts, Grand Rapids

Categories: Art Galleries, Museums
Inspirock Rating:
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...  read 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. 
  • 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.
  • 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!
  • I have visited UICA several times and it has never disappointed! The varied art alone is worth the visit, but my favorite part is the theatre. The UICA brings a large mix of Indie/Foreign films to the Grand Rapids area. The theatre is new and comfortable and the employees throughout the building are polite and informative. Will definitely be visiting again!
  • I love going to UICA to stroll through the galleries, spend time on their beautiful outdoor terrace, and to catch a movie. The theater is my favorite in town and the staff are passionate, friendly, and helpful. UICA is located right downtown so dinner and a movie is a perfect option if you want a unique and special night out. I highly recommend.
  • UICA consistently brings the best movies to Grand Rapids. There is always a film worth seeing in the UICA Theater and their Open Projector Night series supports local filmmakers and artists. Members see movies for just 4 dollars.
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