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

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2 Fulton West
Grand Rapids, MI 49503
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Free Admission in association with First Fridays

BYOB is an open-source, one night, projection-based exhibition series celebrated worldwide. Artists and guests are encouraged to experiment with the medium of projection and react live to each other’s work. Past entries have ranged from performance pieces and projection mapping to .gifs and video art.  

“BYOB is a celebration of the new world we live in and a glimpse of what computing could look like in the future. Today the internet is confined to screens. Tomorrow information will surround us, composing our surfaces, defining our spaces, enmeshing itself with the ether. A moving image is never an object, and when it is coupled with the increased flexibility of portable projection, the realm of experience quickly expands.” —Rafaël Rozendaal, creator of Bring Your Own Beamer

Drop-in participation is encouraged with no approval necessary. Just bring your beamer and playback device to UICA on the night of the event and plug-in. Have a complicated set up? Connect with us ahead of time and we’ll work to help you out. Submit your plans or ideas at or contact Ross Berens at

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