Grand Rapids Children’s Museum Membership Exchange
Jun
1
to Jun 30

Grand Rapids Children’s Museum Membership Exchange

Grand Rapids Children’s Museum Membership Exchange
Jun 1 - 30, 2018

Children enjoying UICA's 5th Floor Gallery

This June, UICA and the Grand Rapids Children's Museum (GRCM) Members enjoy reciprocal benefits the entire month. Starting June 1st, enjoy free admission to either museum just for being a member.

  • UICA Members will enjoy FREE admission for two adults and the children of the household at the Grand Rapids Children's Museum.
  • GRCM memberships enjoy FREE admission for up to 2 adults and 4 children at the Urban Institute for Contemporary Arts.

Not a member yet? Join today.
Visit grcm.org to learn about what’s happening at the Grand Rapids Children’s Museum.


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

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Jun
30
1:00 PM13:00

Family Day: Mixed Media Collage + Assemblages

Family Day: Mixed Media Collage + Assemblages
June 30, 2018

1:00  - 4:00 pm
Free with gallery admission, Free for UICA Members

Join UICA for free, family activities led by experienced staff. Explore the galleries and see how artists and designers incorporate the PANTONE® Color of the Year, Ultra Violet 18-3838 into their work. Afterwards, head to The Studio to learn how to mix colors and create your own work of art to take home. Activities are designed for children 4-12 but can be enjoyed by all ages.


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

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First Fridays Studio Nights
Jul
6
6:00 PM18:00

First Fridays Studio Nights

First Fridays Studio Nights

Free with gallery admission; UICA Members: Free
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Guests creating artwork in The Studio

Every First Friday of the month, the Heartside neighborhood transforms into an active, arts-focused destination. Explore the galleries, shops, and artists booths on South Division and after, join UICA for hands-on art making and gallery activities led by one of our rotating hosts. Activities are family friendly and are designed for all ages.


Upcoming Dates:

Person working in The Studio on an artwork with friends.

Paint and Play
Fri, Jul 6, 2018

Make a Monotype + Print Exchange
Fri, Aug 3, 2018


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

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First Fridays Docent-Led Tours
Jul
6
6:30 PM18:30

First Fridays Docent-Led Tours

First Fridays Docent-Led Tours

Free with gallery admission; UICA Members: Free
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Every First Friday of the month the Heartside neighborhood transforms into an active, arts-focused destination. Extend your experience with UICA during First Fridays with a docent-led tour of #UICA’s galleries to learn more about the works on view. 

Tours last about 30 minutes, are free with gallery admission, and begin at 6:30 pm and 7:30 pm and on select dates at 8:30 pm.

Upcoming Dates:
Fri, Jul 6, 2018
Fri, Aug 3, 2018

Guests exploring the galleries

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

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Family Day: Sun Prints
Jul
21
1:00 PM13:00

Family Day: Sun Prints

Family Day: Sun Prints
Sat, Jul 21, 2018 

1:00  - 4:00 pm
Free admission

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Join UICA for free, family activities led by experienced staff. Explore UICA's exhibition, Transitions: New Photography from Bangladesh and afterwards, head to The Studio to learn how to create a sun print to take home. Activities are designed for children 4-12 but can be enjoyed by all ages.


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

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Panel Talk: The Impact of Photojournalism and Contemporary Fine Art Photography on Society
Aug
21
5:00 PM17:00

Panel Talk: The Impact of Photojournalism and Contemporary Fine Art Photography on Society

Panel Talk: The Impact of Photojournalism and Contemporary Fine Art Photography on Society
Tue, Aug 21, 2018

6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
UICA Members: Free, Public: $5

 Taslima Akhter, A Death of a Thousand Dreams , 2013, Digital Prints 

Taslima Akhter, A Death of a Thousand Dreams , 2013, Digital Prints 

The striking photographs on view as part of Transitions: New Photography from Bangladesh navigate the stories of the Bangladeshi people, landscapes, and the country’s position in the world. On Tue, Aug 21, join UICA and a panel of experts as we investigate the ways in which fine art and journalistic photography have contributed to Bangladesh’s shifting attitudes and social and political reform and explore photography’s role in 21st century activism both globally and nationally.

Panel announcement coming soon. 


Transitions: New Photography from Bangladesh
June 1 - August 26, 2018

 ARFUN AHMED, Olympia Burka, 2014. Courtesy Bronx Museum of the Arts, New York

ARFUN AHMED, Olympia Burka, 2014. Courtesy Bronx Museum of the Arts, New York

With the rise of factories, investors, and development, the landscape of Bangladesh is changing. Transitions is a traveling exhibition of new Bangladeshi photography originally curated by the Bangladeshi American Creative Collective. This group show features nine Bangladeshi photographers whose work reflects a diverse group of people, shifting economies, and changing lands. Its aim is to not only to collect and exhibit photography as art, but also as ideas about the country of Bangladesh.

 Jannatul Mawa, Close Distance, 2011- 2014 Digital Prints 

Jannatul Mawa, Close Distance, 2011- 2014 Digital Prints 

These photos navigate the stories of Bangladesh’s people, landscapes, and its position in the world. The exhibition initiates important discussions around the meaning of changes, shifts, and transitions across generations and communities.

Participating artists include Arfun Ahmed, Taslima Akhter, Debashish Chakrabarty, Rasel Chowdhury, Samsul Alam Helal, Jannatul Mawa, Manir Mrittrik, Saikat Mojumder, and Tapash Paul.

 


Supporters

Transitions: New Photography from Bangladesh is supported by:
 
Ferris State University
The Michigan Council for Arts and Cultural Affairs
The National Endowment for the Arts
The Daniel and Pamella DeVos Foundation
The Grand Rapids Community Foundation
Vias Marketing
WGVU

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

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Drinks with the Director
Sep
13
5:30 PM17:30

Drinks with the Director

Drinks with the Director
Thur, Sep 13, 2018

5:30 - 7:00 pm
UICA Members: $20.00, includes two drinks Must be 21+
UICA Members Only

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Grab a drink and explore the galleries with UICA’s Executive Director, Miranda Krajniak. Deepen your understanding of contemporary art and learn more about the works on view while enjoying premium beer, wine, soft drinks, and lively conversation. In this exclusive event, guests will learn about UICA's history as well as current initiatives and future projects.

Space is limited. Reserve your tickets today. 


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

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Nov
8
6:00 PM18:00

Coming Home Artists’ Talk

Coming Home Artists’ Talk
Thur, Nov 8, 2018

  Zachary Trebellas,  crop, Sasaki Portrait. 35mm Film. Ushibuka. 2017

Zachary Trebellas, crop, Sasaki Portrait. 35mm Film. Ushibuka. 2017

6:00 - 9:00 pm
Free for UICA Members; Free with admission
Tickets available at the door. 

Join the artists exhibiting as part of Coming Home and learn more about their creative process, intent, and how Michigan has inspired or influenced their fine art practice.


Participating artists include:

  EMILY NAJERA,  1224 BRIDGE ST. NW, 20”X20”, 2017, PIGMENT PRINT

EMILY NAJERA, 1224 BRIDGE ST. NW, 20”X20”, 2017, PIGMENT PRINT

Emily Najera
Najera is a professional artist and educator. Her research as a photographer examines forms of architecture as vernacular artifacts. Najera will present photographs of Grand Rapids’ northwest side, documenting the disappearing landscape of this multifaceted neighborhood.

 


  JASON QUIGNO,  WITH SCULPTURE, PHOTO COURTESY OF LAFONTSEE GALLERIES

JASON QUIGNO, WITH SCULPTURE, PHOTO COURTESY OF LAFONTSEE GALLERIES

Jason Quigno
Quigno, a stone artist, will exhibit work telling Anishinaabe stories, history, and legends. Quigno represents legends in non-objective ways with 5,000 pound granite boulders carved with simple flowing lines and various textures including highly-polished areas, rough sawn cuts, honed surfaces, and the natural raw crust that took millions of years to form.


  Zachary Trebellas,  Ushida Portrait. 35mm Film. Ushibuka. 2017

Zachary Trebellas, Ushida Portrait. 35mm Film. Ushibuka. 2017

Zachary Trebellas
Trebellas is an artist and educator in Grand Rapids. He recently spent a week in Japan interviewing and photographing residents about their cherished memories of things and places that no longer exist. This spring he will complete the second phase of the project, in which he speaks with and photographs residents of Grand Rapids’ Burton Heights neighborhood. He hopes that by displaying the two parts of the project, he can foster empathy between people of disparate communities experiencing similar changes.


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

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30th Annual Holiday Artists Market
Dec
1
10:00 AM10:00

30th Annual Holiday Artists Market

30th Annual Holiday Artists Market
Saturday, December 1, 2018, 10:00am – 5:00pm

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Shop for beautifully crafted gifts and goods from dozens of regional artists, including jewelry, home goods, fine art, holiday cards, accessories, and toys. Enjoy live music and local food and beverage vendors while you shop for handmade gifts for your friends and family. Support regional artists by shopping locally this holiday season.

Steelcase Town Hall
901 44th St. SE
Grand Rapids, MI, 49508

Admission and parking are both FREE at this one-day event.


Apply to Participate.

Makers, Shops, and Vendors!
Applications for artists close August 10, 2018

To be apply for consideration, fill out an application through our online platform before the deadline.

Selected artists will be informed of their acceptance in late August 2018.


Individuals with disabilities who require accommodations should contact Megan Bylsma, Associate Director, at (616) 454-7000 x11 or megan@uica.org at least 72 hours in advance.

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The Art of Tibetan Hand-Knotted Rug Making
Jun
20
5:30 PM17:30

The Art of Tibetan Hand-Knotted Rug Making

The Art of Tibetan Hand-Knotted Rug Making
Wed, June 20, 2018

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5:30 - 6:30 pm
UICA Members: Free, Public: $5.00

Join Jennifer Kirchgessner, Creative Director for Scott Group Studio, as she shares details about her journey through Nepal and explore the regionally unique craft of hand-knotted rug making. You’ll learn the different techniques and terminology related to rug-making and leave with an intimate understanding of how these masterpieces are made.

Bring your ASID, IDC or IIDA membership number to the presentation and receive a CEU (Continuing Education Credit). Scott Group Studio will validate upon arrival. 

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Photography courtesy Scott Group Studio


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

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Family Day: Paper Marbling
Jun
16
1:00 PM13:00

Family Day: Paper Marbling

Family Day: Paper Marbling
June 16, 2018

1:00  - 4:00 pm
Free with gallery admission, Free for UICA Members

Join UICA for free, family activities led by experienced staff. Explore the galleries and see how artists and designers incorporate the PANTONE® Color of the Year, Ultra Violet 18-3838 into their work. Afterwards, head to The Studio to learn how to mix colors and create your own work of art to take home. Activities are designed for children 4-12 but can be enjoyed by all ages.


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

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An Evening of Bangladeshi Dance and Music
Jun
5
6:00 PM18:00

An Evening of Bangladeshi Dance and Music

An Evening of Bangladeshi Dance and Music
in Partnership with the Grand Rapids Asian-Pacific Festival
Tue, June 5, 2018

 Samsul Alam Helal, Love Studio, 2012 - 2013, Digital Print

Samsul Alam Helal, Love Studio, 2012 - 2013, Digital Print

6:00 - 8:00 pm
Free admission

Kick off the Grand Rapids Asian-Pacific Festival at UICA. We’ve partnered with the
GR Asian-Pacific Festival committee to present dance and music performances representative of Bangladeshi heritage and culture.

During the event, explore the works on view as part of Transitions: New Photography from Bangladesh, enjoy a cash bar, light bites and lively entertainment.

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The Grand Rapids Asian-Pacific Festival happens June 9, 2018 in Rosa Parks Circle and is free and open to the public.

 

Transitions: New Photography from Bangladesh
June 1 - August 26, 2018

 LOVE STUDIO, SAMSUL ALAM HELAL

LOVE STUDIO, SAMSUL ALAM HELAL

With the rise of factories, investors, and development, the landscape of Bangladesh is changing. Transitions is a traveling exhibition of new Bangladeshi photography originally curated by the Bangladeshi American Creative Collective. This group show features nine Bangladeshi photographers whose work reflects a diverse group of people, shifting economies, and changing lands. Its aim is to not only to collect and exhibit photography as art, but also as ideas about the country of Bangladesh.

These photos navigate the stories of Bangladesh’s people, landscapes, and its position in the world. The exhibition initiates important discussions around the meaning of changes, shifts, and transitions across generations and communities.

Participating artists include Arfun Ahmed, Taslima Akhter, Debashish Chakrabarty, Rasel Chowdhury, Samsul Alam Helal, Jannatul Mawa, Manir Mrittrik, Saikat Mojumder, and Tapash Paul.


Supporters

Transitions: New Photography from Bangladesh is supported by:
Ferris State University
The Michigan Council for Arts and Cultural Affairs
The National Endowment for the Arts
The Daniel and Pamella DeVos Foundation
The Grand Rapids Community Foundation
Vias Marketing
WGVU

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

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Opening Night Event: Transitions: New Photography from Bangladesh
Jun
1
5:30 PM17:30

Opening Night Event: Transitions: New Photography from Bangladesh

Opening Night Event: Transitions: New Photography from Bangladesh
June 1, 2018, 5:30 - 9:00 pm

 SAMSUL ALAM HELAL, Love Studio, 2012 - 2013, Digital Prints

SAMSUL ALAM HELAL, Love Studio, 2012 - 2013, Digital Prints

5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Free admission

On June 1, 2018, UICA is proud to present Transitions: New Photography from Bangladesh. Celebrate the exhibition with an opening night event featuring a first look at the works on view, roaming docents, light refreshments and a cash bar. 
 


About the Exhibition

 ARFUN AHMED, Olympia Burka, 2014. Courtesy Bronx Museum of the Arts, New York

ARFUN AHMED, Olympia Burka, 2014. Courtesy Bronx Museum of the Arts, New York

Transitions: New Photography from Bangladesh
June 1 - August 26, 2018

 Tapash Paul, A Pause to Breathe ..., 2015, Digital Prints 

Tapash Paul, A Pause to Breathe ..., 2015, Digital Prints 

With the rise of factories, investors, and development, the landscape of Bangladesh is changing. Transitions is a traveling exhibition of new Bangladeshi photography originally curated by the Bangladeshi American Creative Collective. This group show features nine Bangladeshi photographers whose work reflects a diverse group of people, shifting economies, and changing lands. Its aim is to not only to collect and exhibit photography as art, but also as ideas about the country of Bangladesh.

These photos navigate the stories of Bangladesh’s people, landscapes, and its position in the world. The exhibition initiates important discussions around the meaning of changes, shifts, and transitions across generations and communities.

Participating artists include Arfun Ahmed, Taslima Akhter, Debashish Chakrabarty, Rasel Chowdhury, Samsul Alam Helal, Jannatul Mawa, Manir Mrittrik, Saikat Mojumder, and Tapash Paul.


Supporters

Transitions: New Photography from Bangladesh is supported by:
Ferris State University
The Michigan Council for Arts and Cultural Affairs
The National Endowment for the Arts
The Daniel and Pamella DeVos Foundation
The Grand Rapids Community Foundation
Vias Marketing
WGVU


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

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May
31
9:00 AM09:00

Member Morning: Transitions: New Photography from Bangladesh

Member Morning: Transitions: New Photography from Bangladesh
May 31, 2018,  9:00 - 11:00am

Member Morning UICA

Wake up with UICA.

UICA Member Morning Galleries

Enjoy an exclusive behind-the-scenes tour of the galleries led by Miranda Krajniak, UICA’s Executive Director. Learn more about Transitions: New Photography from Bangladesh and enjoy fresh coffee from Rowster.  

Registration and active UICA membership are required. Not a member? Join now and take advantage of this members-only opportunity.   

Schedule.

9:00 am - 9:30 am: Meet in the UICA 5th Floor Loft presented by Herman Miller for coffee.
9:30 am: Gallery tour begins with Executive Director, Miranda Krajniak.


Transitions: New Photography from Bangladesh
June 1, 2018 - August 26, 2018

 ARFUN AHMED, Olympia Burka, 2014. Courtesy Bronx Museum of the Arts, New York

ARFUN AHMED, Olympia Burka, 2014. Courtesy Bronx Museum of the Arts, New York

With the rise of factories, investors, and development, the landscape of Bangladesh is changing. Transitions is a traveling exhibition of new Bangladeshi photography originally curated by the Bangladeshi American Creative Collective. This group show features nine Bangladeshi photographers whose work reflects a diverse group of people, shifting economies, and changing lands. Its aim is to not only to collect and exhibit photography as art, but also as ideas about the country of Bangladesh.

 Jannatul Mawa, Close Distance, 2011- 2014 Digital Prints 

Jannatul Mawa, Close Distance, 2011- 2014 Digital Prints 

These photos navigate the stories of Bangladesh’s people, landscapes, and its position in the world. The exhibition initiates important discussions around the meaning of changes, shifts, and transitions across generations and communities.

Participating artists include Arfun Ahmed, Taslima Akhter, Debashish Chakrabarty, Rasel Chowdhury, Samsul Alam Helal, Jannatul Mawa, Manir Mrittrik, Saikat Mojumder, and Tapash Paul.


Supporters

Transitions: New Photography from Bangladesh is supported by:

Ferris State University
The Michigan Council for Arts and Cultural Affairs
The National Endowment for the Arts
The Grand Rapids Community Foundation
The Daniel and Pamella DeVos Foundation
Vias Marketing
WGVU

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

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Open Projector Night 21
May
16
7:00 PM19:00

Open Projector Night 21

Open Projector Night
Wednesday, May 16, 2018,  7:00 - 11:00pm

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7:00 pm
Wednesday, May 16, 2018
UICA Members: $4, Public: $8
Rated R —Children under 17 require accompanying parent or adult guardian. Films screening contain some adult material.

Open Projector Night turns 21!
We’re celebrating our 21st show with a cash bar featuring craft wine and beer, appetizers, and (of course) Michigan-made short films. Reserve your tickets today for this special one-night-only event.

Advance tickets available online until May 15, 2018 @ 7pm. Tickets can be purchased at the door the night of the event until sold out.


Official Film Lineup

Philip Carrel - The Clay Path
Toby Kaufmann- Buhler, Kenojuak Ashevak - Assembler/Responser Music Video
Matthew Bouwense -  Major Murphy Step Out Music Video
Alisa Yang - Please Come Again
Darius Gardner - Por Si Te Vas (In Case You Go)
Matt Everitt - Swade, Visas Music Video
Tyler Rubenfeld - Innards
Joe Post - Poached
Mike Madigan - Emergency Alert
Joseph Victor - One Shot
Carese Bartlett - Refill
Matthew von Dayton - The Collector


About Open Projector Night

Celebrate short films with the Open Projector Night series, a recurring cinematic event presenting the work of local, regional, and national filmmakers with a Michigan connection. Enjoy a diverse range of movies  from animated narratives and commercial work to experimental pieces. After the event, participate in a question and answer panel with the filmmakers and vote for your favorite short film. Winners will receive a number of awards, including special screenings of their work before UICA's feature films.


Open Projector Night is supported in part by the Michigan Film and Digital Media Office and The Ferris Foundation.

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

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First Fridays Studio Nights: Hand Lettering
May
4
6:00 PM18:00

First Fridays Studio Nights: Hand Lettering

First Fridays Studio Nights: Hand Lettering
Friday, May 04, 2018, 6:00 - 9:00 pm

Free with gallery admission; UICA Members: Free
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Every First Friday of the month, the Heartside neighborhood transforms into an active, arts-focused destination. Explore the galleries, shops, and artists booths on South Division and after, join UICA for hands-on art making and gallery activities led by one of our rotating hosts. Activities are family friendly and are designed for all ages.

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

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SOLD OUT: Drinks with the Director: Color of the Year
Apr
12
5:30 PM17:30

SOLD OUT: Drinks with the Director: Color of the Year

Drinks with the Director
April 12, 2018. 5:30 - 7:00 pm

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5:30 - 7:00 pm
UICA Members: $5.00, includes one drink
Must be 21+
UICA Members Only

Grab a drink and explore the galleries with UICA’s Executive Director, Miranda Krajniak.

Deepen your understanding of contemporary art and learn more about the works on view while enjoying premium beer, wine, soft drinks, and lively conversation. Space is limited. Reserve your tickets today.

Registration and active UICA membership are required. Not a member? Join now and take advantage of this members-only opportunity.  KCAD and FSU students please use University email address at registration.

 


About the Exhibition

Color of the Year Presented by Pantone and X-Rite
April 6 - July 29

The PANTONE® Color of the Year is a symbolic color selection; a color snapshot of what we see taking place in our global culture that serves as an expression of a mood and an attitude.
— PANTONE®

Color of the Year is a group exhibition of original art works each utilizing the 2018 PANTONE® Color of the Year, 18-3838 Ultra Violet, as a major component of execution or as a point of departure.

The show also explores the influence that fine art has on color use in the realms of fashion, interiors, and industrial design. Color of the Yearleads viewers on a journey from inspiration to realization with work by local, national, and international artists.

In addition to original works of art, Color of the Year will also feature examples of design work by local, national, and international artists and artisans, with a focus on Michigan-based design and manufacturing.                    

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

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First Fridays Docent-Led Tours
Apr
6
6:30 PM18:30

First Fridays Docent-Led Tours

First Fridays Docent-Led Tours
April 06, 2018, 6:30 and 7:30 pm

Gallery Patrons in UICA

Every First Friday of the month, the Heartside neighborhood transforms into an active, arts-focused destination. Extend your experience with UICA during First Fridays with a docent-led tour of UICA’s galleries to learn more about the works on view. 

 

Tours last about 30 minutes, are free with gallery admission, and begin at 6:30 pm and 7:30 pm.

Upcoming Dates: 
Friday, May 04, 2018

UICA Fifth Floor Gallery Patrons

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A person who acts as a guide in a museum, art gallery, or zoo.


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

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Opening Reception: Color of the Year Presented by Pantone and X-Rite
Apr
6
5:30 PM17:30

Opening Reception: Color of the Year Presented by Pantone and X-Rite

Opening Reception: Color of the Year Presented by Pantone and X-Rite
April 6, 2018, 5:30 - 9:00 pm

5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Admission is free

Celebrate the innovative exhibition, Color of the Year presented by Pantone and X-Rite, with an opening reception on Friday, April 6. Stroll the galleries and explore the works on view inspired by the 2018 PANTONE® Color of the Year, meet and mingle with the artists, and enjoy small bites from Reserve Wine and FoodMokaya, and The Cakabakery,and a cash bar. Enjoy music by DJ Romy Glazer and complimentary Ultra Violet-inspired makeup and nails by Coiffeteria Salon. Fresh floral designs by A Growing Frenzy will also be view during the lively event. 

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Meet DJ Romy Glazer
From 5:30 - 9:00 pm, enjoy music by DJ Romy Glazer. The Grand Rapids-based artist and entertainer blends disco with darkness and a little French touch. 

 
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About the Exhibition

 Heather Day creating a large-scale mural for UICA as part of 'Color of the Year'

Heather Day creating a large-scale mural for UICA as part of 'Color of the Year'

Color of the Year Presented by Pantone and X-Rite
Apr 6 – Jul 29, 2018

Color of the Year is a group exhibition of original art works each utilizing the 2018 PANTONE® Color of the Year, 18-3838 Ultra Violet, as a major component of execution or as a point of departure.

The show also explores the influence that fine art has on color use in the realms of fashion, interiors, and industrial design. Color of the Year leads viewers on a journey from inspiration to realization with work by local, national, and international artists.

In addition to original works of art, Color of the Year will also feature examples of design work by local, national, and international artists and artisans, with a focus on Michigan-based design and manufacturing.    

Participating Artists and Designers: Abbey Hunter, Brianne Farley, Conduit Studio, David Mahawili, Ellen Mueller, Heather Day, Hwa-Jeen Na, Paul Johnson, Jeffrey Augustine Songco, Melissa Eder, Meredith Olinger, Michael Pfleghaar, Morgan Hughes, Patrick Ethen, Ray Koh, Rhonda Urdang, Sarah Nguyen, Scott Group Studio, Steve Loar, and Via Design in collaboration with Carlson Design, Detroit Wallpaper, Diane Hasso Studio, and Leigh’s Fashions.

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About PANTONE 18-3838 Ultra Violet

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Complex and contemplative, Ultra Violet suggests the mysteries of the cosmos, the intrigue of what lies ahead and the discoveries beyond where we are now.

The vast and limitless night sky is symbolic of what is possible and continues to inspire the desire to pursue a world beyond our own. Enigmatic purples have also long been symbolic of counterculture, unconventionality and artistic brilliance. Musical icons Prince, David Bowie and Jimi Hendrix brought shades of Ultra Violet to the forefront of western pop culture as personal expressions of individuality.

We are living in a time that requires inventiveness and imagination. It is this kind of creative inspiration that is indigenous to PANTONE18-3838 Ultra-Violet, a blue-based purple that takes our awareness and potential to a higher level. From exploring new technologies and the greater galaxy, to artistic expression and spiritual reflection, intuitive Ultra Violet lights the way to what is yet to come.
— Leatrice Eiseman, Executive Director of the Pantone Color Institute

Nuanced and full of emotion, the depth of PANTONE 18-3838 Ultra Violetsymbolizes experimentation and non-conformity, spurring individuals to imagine their unique mark on the world, and push boundaries through creative outlets. Historically, there has been a mystical or spiritual quality attached to Ultra Violet. The color is often associated with mindfulness practices, which offer a higher ground to those seeking refuge from today’s over-stimulated world. The use of purple-toned lighting in meditation spaces and other gathering places energizes the communities that gather there and inspire connection.

  Learn more.
Discover what’s possible. #UltraViolet #COY2018

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

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Apr
5
9:00 AM09:00

SOLD OUT: Member Morning: Color of the Year presented by X-Rite Pantone

Member Morning: Color of the Year Presented by Pantone and X-Rite
April 5, 2018  9:00 - 11:00am

Wake up with UICA.

UICA Member Loft Member Morning

Enjoy an exclusive behind-the-scenes tour of the galleries led by Miranda Krajniak, UICA’s Executive Director. Learn more about UICA's current exhibition and enjoy fresh coffee from Rowster.     


Schedule:

9:00 am - 9:30 am: Meet in the UICA 5th Floor Loft presented by Herman Miller for coffee
9:30 am: Gallery tour begins with Executive Director, Miranda Krajniak

Registration and active UICA membership are required. Not a member? Join now and take advantage of this members-only opportunity.


About the Exhibition.

UICA Exhibition Color of the Year Ultra Violet

Color of the Year Presented by Pantone and X-Rite is a group exhibition of original art works each utilizing the 2018 PANTONE® Color of the Year, 18-3838 Ultra Violet, as a major component of execution or as a point of departure.

The show also explores the influence that fine art has on color use in the realms of fashion, interiors, and industrial design. Color of the Year leads viewers on a journey from inspiration to realization with work by local, national, and international artists.

In addition to original works of art, Color of the Year will also feature examples of design work by local, national, and international artists and artisans, with a focus on Michigan-based design and manufacturing. See Color of the Year Presented by Pantone and X-Rite at UICA Apr 6, 2018 – Aug 26, 2018.


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

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First Fridays Studio Nights: DIY Monogrammed Embroidery
Mar
2
6:00 PM18:00

First Fridays Studio Nights: DIY Monogrammed Embroidery

First Fridays Studio Nights: DIY Monogrammed Embroidery
Friday, March 02, 2018, 6:00 - 9:00 pm

Free with gallery admission; UICA Members: Free
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Upcoming Dates

Friday, April 06: DIY Seed Bombs
Friday, May 04: Hand Lettering


 

Every First Friday of the month, the Heartside neighborhood transforms into an active, arts-focused destination. Explore the galleries, shops, and artists booths on South Division and after, join UICA for hands-on art making and gallery activities led by one of our rotating hosts. Activities are family friendly and are designed for all ages.

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

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Opening Reception: CAMPUS: 2018 Annual Faculty and Staff Exhibition
Mar
1
9:00 PM21:00

Opening Reception: CAMPUS: 2018 Annual Faculty and Staff Exhibition

Opening Reception: CAMPUS: 2018 Annual Faculty and Staff Exhibition
March 1, 2018,   9:00 - 10:00 pm

 Leah Gose, Bedsheet

Leah Gose, Bedsheet

Member Preview: 5:30 pm - 6:00 pm
Public Welcome: 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Free

Join us for the Fresh Pick and the CAMPUS: 2018 Faculty and Staff Exhibition opening reception and get a first look at the works on view. Meet the artists and enjoy light refreshments and a cash bar.


 Michelle Bosak, Translating Mauve to a Ten-Year-Old

Michelle Bosak, Translating Mauve to a Ten-Year-Old

About the Exhibition.

CAMPUS: 2018 Annual Faculty and Staff Exhibition
March 1 - May 06, 2018

CAMPUS: 2018 Annual Faculty and Staff Exhibition presents the work of distinguished artists and designers who work as part of the expansive Ferris State University, Kendall College of Art and Design, and Urban Institute for Contemporary Arts’ campus. Work by faculty and staff members of the University network will be on view March 1 - May 6, 2018 and will  feature a wide range of visual practices, spanning all genres and media.

Participating Artists:
 

Jason Alger, Molly Alicki Corriveau, Robert Barnum, Michelle Bosak, Mary Bradshaw, Janine Campbell, Candice Chovanec, Rosanne Coty, Elizabeth DeForest, Devin DuMond, Lori Faulkner, Christopher Fox, Eleanor Gatewood, Damian Goidich, Leah Gose, Nancy Hart, Nicholas Hartman, Elizabeth Hubler-Torrey, Bob Marsh, Deborah Mattson, Madison May, Kristen Morrison, Steven Rainey, Deborah Rockman, Matthew Schenk, Brenda Sipe, Donna St. John, Sophia Thomas, Margaret Vega, Steven Vinson, Lynette Vought, Katherine Williams, Danielle Wyckoff, Diane Zeeuw

 ELIZABETH HUBLER-TORREY, OCEAN VIEW III

ELIZABETH HUBLER-TORREY, OCEAN VIEW III


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

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Mar
1
5:30 PM17:30

Opening Reception: Fresh Pick: Bohan Li

Opening Reception: Fresh Pick: Bohan Li
March 1, 2018,  5:30 - 9:00pm

UICA Fresh Pick Bohan Li

Fresh Pick: Opening Reception
Thursday, March 01, 2018
Member Preview: 5:30 pm - 6:00 pm
Public Welcome: 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
FREE

Join us for the Fresh Pick opening reception and get a first look at the works on view. Meet the artist and enjoy light refreshments.

UICA Bohan Work

UICA Bohan Work

About the Exhibition

Fresh Pick: Bohan Li
March 1 - May 13, 2018

The UICA Fresh Pick award is given annually to a member of KCAD’s graduating class who shows a high level of talent and potential. Bohan Li, a 2017 graduate of the MFA Printmaking program at Kendall College of Art and Design of Ferris State University, has been chosen as this year’s Fresh Pick Award winner.

Bohan Li is an interdisciplinary artist from Grand Rapids, MI. Li's work is inspired by both real and imagined worlds and combines a variety of disciplines and mediums to create a multi-sensory experience. 

More about Bohan Li can be found here.


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

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Mar
1
to Mar 31

Grand Rapids Art Museum Membership Exchange

Grand Rapids Art Museum Membership Exchange
March 1, 2018 - March 31, 2018

UICA Grand Rapids Art Museum Membership Exchange Guest

This March, UICA and Grand Rapids Art Museum Members enjoy reciprocal benefits the entire month. Starting March 1st, enjoy free gallery admission to either venue just for being a member.

  • UICA Members will enjoy free admission for two adults and the children of the household at GRAM, plus a 10% discount in The Museum Store.

  • GRAM Members and children in the GRAM member household will enjoy free gallery admission and $4 movies at UICA, access to The Loft, and a 10% discount in the Shop at UICA.


Not a UICA Member? Join online today or email membership@uica.org for more information.

UICA Members Happy Guests at Front Desk

UICA Members enjoy:

  • 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 the 5th Floor Loft presented by Herman Miller
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Member Morning: CAMPUS: 2018 Annual Faculty and Staff Exhibition
Feb
28
9:00 AM09:00

Member Morning: CAMPUS: 2018 Annual Faculty and Staff Exhibition

Member Morning: CAMPUS: 2018 Annual Faculty and Staff Exhibition
February 28, 2018,  9:00 - 11:00 am

Wake up with UICA.
Enjoy an exclusive behind-the-scenes tour of the galleries led by Miranda Krajniak, UICA’s Executive Director. Learn more about UICA's current exhibition and enjoy fresh coffee from Rowster.

UICA Member Loft Panoramic

 Leah Gose, Fly Swatter

Leah Gose, Fly Swatter

Schedule:

9:00 am - 9:30 am: Meet in the UICA 5th Floor Loft presented by Herman Miller for coffee

9:30 am: Gallery tour begins with Executive Director, Miranda Krajniak

Registration and active UICA membership are required. Not a member? Join now and take advantage of this members-only opportunity.


About the Exhibition

 Damian Goidich, Create and Destroy V (She Wore Flowers in Her Hair)

Damian Goidich, Create and Destroy V (She Wore Flowers in Her Hair)

CAMPUS: 2018 Annual Faculty and Staff Exhibition
March 1 - May 6, 2018

CAMPUS: 2018 Annual Faculty and Staff Exhibition presents the work of distinguished artists and designers who work as part of the expansive Ferris State University, Kendall College of Art and Design, and Urban Institute for Contemporary Arts’ campus. Work by faculty and staff members of the University network will be on view March 1 - May 6, 2018 and will  feature a wide range of visual practices, spanning all genres and media.

Participating Artists:

Jason Alger, Molly Alicki Corriveau, Robert Barnum, Michelle Bosak, Mary Bradshaw, Janine Campbell, Candice Chovanec, Rosanne Coty, Elizabeth DeForest, Devin DuMond, Lori Faulkner, Christopher Fox, Eleanor Gatewood, Damian Goidich, Leah Gose, Nancy Hart, Nicholas Hartman, Elizabeth Hubler-Torrey, Bob Marsh, Deborah Mattson, Madison May, Kristen Morrison, Steven Rainey, Deborah Rockman, Matthew Schenk, Brenda Sipe, Donna St John, Sophia Thomas, Margaret Vega, Steven Vinson, Lynette Vought, Katherine Williams, Danielle Wyckoff, Diane Zeeuw

 Elizabeth Hubler-Torrey, Ocean View III

Elizabeth Hubler-Torrey, Ocean View III


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

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First Fridays Studio Night: Contour Line Drawings
Feb
2
6:00 PM18:00

First Fridays Studio Night: Contour Line Drawings

First Fridays Studio Night: Contour Line Drawings

Free with gallery admission; UICA Members: Free
February 2, 2018, 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Upcoming Dates:    
Friday, March 02: DIY Monogrammed Embroidery
Friday, April 06: DIY Seed Bombs
Friday, May 04: Hand lettering 

Every First Friday of the month, the Heartside neighborhood transforms into an active, arts-focused destination. Explore the galleries, shops, and artists booths on South Division and after, join UICA for hands-on art making and gallery activities led by one of our rotating hosts.

This activity is family-friendly and designed for all ages.
Guests may also enjoy: A hot cocoa bar, a children's reading corner, and games. 

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

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Jan
19
5:30 PM17:30

Opening Reception: Enmeshed

Opening Reception: Enmeshed
January 19, 2018  5:30 - 9:00pm

UICA Enmeshed Exhibition Web Banner

Join us for the Enmeshed opening reception to get a first look at the works on view. Meet and mingle with the artists on-site, explore the galleries, and enjoy light refreshments and a cash bar.

Member Preview: 5:30 pm - 6:00 pm
Public Welcome: 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
UICA Members: Freel Public: $5


About the Exhibition.

Enmeshed is a group of solo exhibitions which features work by artists who bridge the personal, the political, and the spiritual. Participating artists explore how these relationships refer to both identity and action. 

Participating Artists include:

Tyanna J. Buie, Curt Ikens, Jillian Dickson Ludwig, Andromeda Schmidt, and Dana Freeman


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

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Member Morning: Enmeshed
Jan
18
9:00 AM09:00

Member Morning: Enmeshed

Wake up with UICA.

Member Morning: Enmeshed
January 18, 2018  9:00 - 11:00am

UICA Enmeshed Exhibition Web Header

Wake up with UICA. 

Enjoy an exclusive behind-the-scenes tour of the galleries led by Miranda Krajniak, UICA’s Executive Director. Learn more about UICA's current exhibition and enjoy fresh coffee from Rowster. 

Schedule:
9:00 am - 9:30 am: Meet in the UICA 5th Floor Loft presented by Herman Miller for coffee
9:30 am: Gallery tour begins with Executive Director, Miranda Krajniak

Registration and active UICA membership are required. Not a member?  Join today and take advantage of this members-only opportunity.

UICA Member Loft

About the Exhibition.

Enmeshed is a group of solo exhibitions which features work by artists who bridge the personal, the political, and the spiritual. Participating artists explore how these relationships refer to both identity and action. 

Participating Artists include: Tyanna J. Buie, Curt Ikens, Jillian Dickson Ludwig, Andromeda Schmidt, and Dana Freeman


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

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Art and the Mind
Jan
11
6:00 PM18:00

Art and the Mind

Art and the Mind
January 11, 2018  6:00 - 7:00pm

UICA Gallery Guests

Join UICA and a panel of experts as we discuss the impacts of creative expression on the brain. New works by Rick Beerhorst which were inspired by the artists’ experience with mental illness will be the backdrop for this thought-provoking conversation moderated by Grand Rapids’ Poet Laureate, Marcel Price.

UICA Beerhorst Art Work

Meet the Panelists.

Marcel Price is a bi-racial North American writer, teaching artist, community advocate, spoken word poet, and motivational speaker. Fable The Poet is highly noted for his work with youth spreading mental health awareness using his own stories to consume the audience. He is an official partner of Mental Health America, and is known across the nation for crowd-interactive features that leave those attending enlightened and empowered.


UICA Panelist Nessa McCasey

Nessa McCasey is a poetry therapist, a mentor, and an Executive Director of the International Academy for Poetry Therapy which is a credentialing organization for the profession of poetry therapy. She offers online writing groups, in-person groups, and one-on-one or couples coaching through therapeutic writing. As the parent of an adult on the autism spectrum, she serves the wider community as a Board Member of Network 180.  


UICA Panelist Ivan Jenson

Ivan Jenson is a fine artist, novelist, and contemporary poet who lives in Grand Rapids, Michigan. His artwork has been featured in Art in America, Art News, and Interview magazine, and has sold works at auction at Christie’s. Jenson's poetry is widely published (with over 600 poems published in the US, UK and Europe) in a variety of literary media. To learn more about Jension, visit  www.IvanJenson.com.


  Photo by Johnny Quirin for GRBJ

Photo by Johnny Quirin for GRBJ

Sandy Dettmann, MD, DABAM, FASAM teaches at the Michigan State University College of Human Medicine and Grand Valley State University, serves on the board of Kent County Medical Society, and is a delegate to the Michigan State Medical Society. Dettmann’s personal experience with chronic illness and homelessness inspired her passion for treating patients experiencing addiction.


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

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Die Hard
Dec
13
8:00 PM20:00

Die Hard

Die Hard
December 13, 2017  8:00 - 10:00pm

UICA Die Hard Movie Bruce Willis

 

Showtimes

12/13 | 8:00 PM

UICA Members: $4
Public: $8

*Tickets are available at the door

John McClane, officer of the NYPD, tries to save his wife Holly Gennaro and several others that were taken hostage by German terrorist Hans Gruber during a Christmas party at the Nakatomi Plaza in Los Angeles.

Directed By: John McTiernan
Genre: Action | Holiday
Run Time: 132 min
MPAA Rating: R
Origin: USA
Distributor: Criterion

 

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Dec
2
10:00 AM10:00

29th Annual Holiday Artists Market, Presented by Steelcase

29th Annual Holiday Artists Market, Presented by Steelcase
December 2, 2017  10:00am - 6:00pm

UICA Holiday Artists Market

Support Local Artists. Enjoy Family-Friendly Fun! 

Shop for beautifully crafted gifts and goods from dozens of regional artists, including jewelry, home goods, fine art, holiday cards, accessories, and toys. Enjoy live music and local food and beverage vendors while you shop for handmade gifts for your friends and family. Support regional artists by shopping locally this holiday season. 

Steelcase Town Hall
901 44th St. SE
Grand Rapids, MI, 49508
Admission and parking are both FREE at this one-day event.

  Holiday Artists Market graphic design by Alexa Staton

Holiday Artists Market graphic design by Alexa Staton



UICA Food Vendor Coffee Cortado

UICA City High Middle School

Local Entertainment

City High Middle School Chorale will be performing at the 29th Annual Holiday Artists Market. 


UICA Art Making

Art-Making Activities

Our friends at AIGA WM will be joining us at this year's market! Enjoy hands-on art-making activities designed for all ages before or after shopping.

Decorate a lunch bag to support Kids' Food Basket, create a collage, learn to letterpress, and more!


UICA Shop Field Notes

The Shop at UICA

The Shop at UICA carries a unique selection of gifts to help you celebrate the season including Gift Memberships, art supplies, and many locally made goods. 

Located on the corner of Fulton and Division, The Shop features home goods, jewelry, paintings, prints, art books, children’s toys, and more


Thanks to our Supporters.

UICA Supporter Steelcase Logo

City Middle High School Chorale
WYCE 88.1 FM


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

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Nov
1
to Nov 30

Grand Rapids Public Museum Membership Exchange

Grand Rapids Public Museum Membership Exchange
November 1, 2017 - November 30, 2017

Grand Rapids Public Museum Membership Exchange

This November, UICA and the Grand Rapids Public Museum (GRPM) members enjoy reciprocal benefits the entire month. Starting November 1st, enjoy free admission to either museum just for being a member.

Grand Rapids Public Museum
  • Grand Rapids Public Museum Members enjoy Household Benefits at UICA.
     
  • UICA Members enjoy free general admission (up to 4 guests), free planetarium shows, free carousel rides and member pricing for traveling exhibits.

Kent County residents receive free parking in the GRPM parking ramp with paid admission to the Museum. UICA Members who visit in November will also enjoy free parking in the ramp.

Brain: The World Inside Your Head will be free for UICA Members.
Dragons, Unicorns & Mermaids opens Nov. 11 and will be a $2 charge per UICA Member.


Become a UICA Member.

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.

Not a UICA Member? Join today.
Questions? Email membership@uica.org.

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