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Grand Rapids, MI 49503
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OddBall 2017: Cultivate


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OddBall 2017: Cultivate

OddBall is Presented by Meijer
UICA Members: $178.28, Public: $197.28
Ticket includes: Admission, dinner, hosted beer and wine, entertainment, validated self-parking in Downtown GR parking ramps, and entertainment.
Dress: Flora and Farmer

Join us at this year’s OddBall gala and get a first look at Cultivate, UICA’s ArtPrize Nine exhibition. Explore the galleries, meet the artists, and enjoy a cocktail hour, seated dinner, and entertainment. 

Proceeds from this benefit will directly advance UICA’s mission to build creative community by fostering new forms of expression, promoting collaboration, and providing genuine experiences with contemporary art.

Purchase your tickets today. Ticket quantities are limited. For information about sponsorship opportunities, please contact Kristen Taylor or 616.454.7000 x17.


What to Wear.

Flora and Farmer.
Check out our Pinterest page to browse a selection of farm-focused fashions. Strut your stuff with eco-friendly or food-inspired costume or couture.

Schedule of Events.

6:00 pm     Drinks, hors d’oeuvre and exclusive gallery viewing Cultivate
7:30 pm     Seated dinner
8:30 pm     Celebratory remarks and award presentation
9:00 pm     Live entertainment
10:00 pm   Evening concludes


Live Entertainment.

Don't miss a performance by the Grand Rapids' based group, Exposure Therapy.

Learn more about the band here and come ready to dance.

Samuel Cummings

Samuel Cummings

A Special Honor.

The 2017 Arts Advocate Award will be presented to Samuel Cummings, Principal and Managing Partner at CWD Real Estate Investment..

Host Committee.

Matthew Anderson
Amanda Avila
David Castro
Kathryn Chaplow
Jon Prins


ArtPrize Nine at UICA: Cultivate

September 09 – December 10, 2017

This curated group show will use food as a lens to examine cultural history, social equity, and the effects of globalization on communities.

Individuals with disabilities who require accommodations should contact Megan Bylsma, Associate Director, at 616.454.7000 x11 or at least 72 hours in advance.

Earlier Event: September 8
Brigsby Bear
Later Event: September 12
ArtPrize Nine: Cultivate