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Urban Institute for Contemporary Arts

2 Fulton St W, Grand Rapids, MI 49503-2651
+1 616-454-7000
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Interesting space

Friendly staff welcoming into this arts centre. Displays change; currently "Them is Us". Is only $5... read more

Reviewed 27 April 2017
Ewan C
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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Art?

The question should be: Why is this institute driven to make a social comment instead of letting... read more

Reviewed 28 June 2016
wilwriter
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Located on the busiest intersection in Grand Rapids, the Urban Institute for Contemporary Arts prsents cutting-edge visual art, film, performance, literature, music, education programs and events. Partnering with regional, national, and international artists, the UICA offers innovative experiences with the latest art forms and the newest creative ideas – groundbreaking work that might not otherwise find a venue in Michigan.
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  • Terrible5%
27 Apr 2017
“Interesting space”
28 Jun 2016
“Art?”
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2 Fulton St W, Grand Rapids, MI 49503-2651
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+1 616-454-7000
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Reviewed 27 April 2017 via mobile

Friendly staff welcoming into this arts centre. Displays change; currently "Them is Us". Is only $5 so well worth a visit

Thank Ewan C
Reviewed 28 June 2016

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.More

Thank wilwriter
Katie Z, Public Relations Manager at Urban Institute for Contemporary Arts, responded to this reviewResponded 16 July 2016

wilwriter, we’re sorry you did not fully enjoy your experience at The Urban Institute for Contemporary Arts (UICA). Contemporary art often deals with contemporary issues and the content and themes present in ‘UNLOADED’ are highly relevant and are certainly part of conversations being had globally....More

Reviewed 28 June 2016

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.

Thank AliceGr
Reviewed 9 March 2016

There are so many fun activities from movies to different events. Overall it is a great experience, and it is in the heart of downtown. It is easy to walk to other places from here, so you don't have to look for another parking spot.

Thank kklewis15
Katie Z, Public Relations Manager at Urban Institute for Contemporary Arts, responded to this reviewResponded 10 March 2016

Thanks so much for your review of UICA kklewis15! We are so proud of our organization and we are thrilled that you are too. Be sure to visit us again soon. Thanks for your support.

Reviewed 22 February 2016 via mobile

I absolutely loved this place. It's a place that feeds your soul. I will visit here every time I am in Grand Rapids, without a doubt.

Thank DominoP3
Katie Z, Public Relations Manager at Urban Institute for Contemporary Arts, responded to this reviewResponded 23 February 2016

Thanks for your review, DominoP3! We're very proud of our organization and your experience is important to us. We hope you visit Grand Rapids again soon and stop by to visit us while you are in town. Kind Regards,

Reviewed 3 February 2016

So, based on my title, you might think I am going to rip on this place. Wrong! It is well maintained, clean, well situated and well staffed. We have only been there for ArtPrize, but are impressed with the facility. We are both a little...More

Thank Russ H
Katie Z, Public Relations Manager at Urban Institute for Contemporary Arts, responded to this reviewResponded 23 February 2016

Russ, thank you so much for your glowing review! We appreciate your support and we hope you'll visit us again soon. We are already planning our next ArtPrize exhibition and we look forward to sharing it. PS - we may be a little biased, but...More

Reviewed 28 November 2015

This is not just an Art Prize location. Has an year round exhibit space. However, it's the movie side of UICA which is truly good. The best place in West Michigan to watch independent/foreign movies.

1  Thank ptrav9
Katie Z, Public Relations Manager at Urban Institute for Contemporary Arts, responded to this reviewResponded 23 February 2016

Thanks for visiting and for reviewing our organization, ptrav9! We are so proud of our Movie Theater and we are glad you visited. Stop by again soon - we have a great selection of films coming up! Cheers,

Reviewed 7 November 2015

Great place to go to get out of the heat and to view some art! Their gift shop is very well priced, with lots of different items.

Thank Jason H
Reviewed 16 September 2015

Nice space, right in Downtown GR, so accessible either by walking, bus or car. Parking per$ is available. Even though the pkace looks huge from the outside, the actual exhibit space is not that big, given that there is a whole floor for administrative purposes....More

Thank DarthVaderHater
Lorraine808, Manager at Urban Institute for Contemporary Arts, responded to this reviewResponded 17 September 2015

Thanks very much for your positive review. I hope that you were able to visit all four floors of our gallery spaces - they total 40,000 sq ft. There are periods of time where certain galleries are closed for the installation of new exhibits, so...More

Reviewed 14 August 2015 via mobile

I absolutely love the UICA. This is a must see when visiting the awesome city of GR. I really enjoy showing this venue off to my friends. There is always something new to see in this space. Make sure to check out any special events...More

Thank Kaje20
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