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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
  • 10% discount on framing at LaFontsee Galleries
  •  10% discount at San Chez Bistro and Cafe
  • Special member communications

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:

UICA thanks our Cutting Edge Supporters:


Justin & Kara Amash
Founders Bank & Trust
Diane Griffin
Miranda Krajniak & Andy Branch
Les Neuman
Tim & Cindy Schad
Elizabeth Lykins
John Hunting
Christian Gaines & Kristen Taylor



Rob & Julie Connors
Rebecca Sitterly & William Jack
Bob & Margaret Nault
Marilyn Titche
Warren & Sandra Rempel
James & Mary Nelson


Mark & Cathy Bissell
Sam & Janene Cummings
Dan & Deb Mankoff
Kate Pew Wolters
Ellen Satterlee
Judy and David Frey
Dick and Betsy DeVos
Liesel & Hank Meijer



Dirk & Victoria Hoffius
Greg & Meg Willit