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UICA members receive half-priced movie tickets, free gallery admission and discounts at local retailers and restaurants.

Gallery Admission Film Admission
Under Five
Location Hours
2 Fulton West
Grand Rapids, MI 49503
UICA is closed on University Holidays

Become a UICA Member

UICA members receive free admission to the galleries, invitations to special members-only preview events, valuable discounts on UICA film screenings and merchandise, as well as perks at local businesses.

Becoming a member today will support UICA's exhibitions, programs, and events year-round.

The Urban Institute for Contemporary Arts is your city's center for:

  • Independent movies, documentaries, and foreign films
  • Gallery talks, receptions, and other engaging art events 
  • Artists’ markets 
  • Art exhibitions with cutting-edge work from regional, national and international artists
  • A shop featuring handmade art, jewelry, and home goods

Membership also offers you great benefits, including:

  • Free admission to UICA galleries
  • 50% discount on film tickets
  • Reduced ticket pricing for UICA events
  • 10% discount at the UICA gift shop
  • Special member communications
  • Access to UICA Member Mornings
  • Access to the 5th Floor Loft presented by Herman Miller

Member Benefits During ArtPrize Nine

UICA Members receive exclusive benefits year-round including free general admission, half-off movie tickets, and discounts in The Shop. Your membership supports exhibitions, programs, and events throughout the year, building our creative community. UICA Members also enjoy additional discounts and benefits during ArtPrize, including guest passes and VIP treatment at the door. Not a UICA Member? Join today.


Jump the Line

Guest Passes

This year, UICA Members get a fastpass to the galleries. Just show your Member Card and photo ID to a staff member or volunteer and jump to the front of the line.  

During ArtPrize Nine official dates, bring two friends to UICA and enjoy the perks of being a UICA Member with your guests. Make sure to have your Member Card and photo ID ready upon entry. 

*These benefits are also enjoyed by nationwide members of the Modern and Contemporary Museums Reciprocal Membership Program.

Choose the membership level that's right for you.

At any level you will be fostering new forms of expression, promoting collaboration, and providing genuine experiences with contemporary art. 

Questions? Email, or call 616.454.7000.

  1. The full price of your membership is deductible to the extent allowed by federal law. 
  2. The price of your membership minus $300 is deductible to the extent allowed by federal law.
  3. The price of your membership minus $900 is deductible to the extent allowed by federal law.
Two ways to sign up:

Use our online form and pay with your card:

Print a form and mail it with a check:

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