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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

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 and Kara Amash
Old National Bank
Barbara and Jay Benda
Adam and Kristina Bird
Amy Carroll and Jeff Newcomer
Christian Gaines and Kristen Taylor
Wendy Gerber
Diane Griffin
John Hunting
Miranda Krajniak and Andy Branch

Les Neuman
Elizabeth Welch



Tony and Gwen Barnes
Clark Hill, PLC.
Warren and Sandra Rempel
Dan and Deborah Mankoff


Mark and Cathy Bissell
Sam and Janene Cummings
Judy and David Frey
Dick and Betsy DeVos
Gil and Tinker Judson
Liesel and Hank Meijer
Ellen Satterlee
Rebecca Sitterly and William Jack

Kate Pew Wolters



Dirk Hoffius