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Off The Wall

Off The Wall
May 23, 2019,  7:00 – 9:00 pm

Off The Wall

A Night of Contemporary Performances

UICA actively challenges both artists and audiences to new levels of dialogue, creative pursuit, reflection, and illumination. Off The Wall is an opportunity for our community to experience forms of artistic expression that are often not presented in a gallery atmosphere, but that have equal importance in recording and responding to the time in which we live.
— Miranda Krajniak, UICA’s Executive Director.

Off The Wall returns for 2019 with visionary performances by actors, musicians, singers, and dancers. Experience the sights and sounds as artists disregard the conventions of performing arts, reveal original works, and experiment with new material in The Galleries at UICA. Proceeds from Off The Wall support UICA’s programming, exhibitions, films, and arts-focused events year-round.       

Guests will enjoy small bites from San Chez Bistro, desserts from Reds at Thousand Oaks, truffles and bon bons from MoKAYA, and a cash bar featuring select wines and craft beers.     

Early-Bird Tickets: $35.00 (purchase by April 7)
Standard Tickets (purchased after April 7, 2019):
• UICA Members: $35.00
• Public: $50.00

Master of Ceremonies: Adrian “AB” Butler

Featuring Performances By:

Lady Ace Boogie

Lady Ace Boogie
Vocal performance

Circle Theatre
Musical theatre

Isaac Aoki
Contemporary ballet with live accompaniment

Kalamazoo Community Taiko Ensemble
Japanese Taiko drumming

Michael Schaeffer
Accordion soloist

Serita Crowley


We're currently looking to fill a number of volunteer positions to assist with Off The Wall. Sign up to help during the event and enjoy a number of benefits.

Thank you for Supporting Off The Wall

Partner Sponsor
Conduit Studio

Performance Sponsor
Alliance Beverage Distributing

Artist Sponsors
San Chez Bistro

Friend Sponsors
Corporate Live Event Design
Kendall College of Art and Design of Ferris State University
Green NV
Reds at Thousand Oaks

Print Media Partner
Grand Rapids Magazine

Media Partners

For information about sponsorship opportunities, please contact Kristen Taylor or 616.454.7000 x17. 

Host Committee

Andrew Biggs, Michele Bosak, Casey Cid, Janene Cummings, Sam Cummings, Becky Dickinson, Mark McKenna, Michael Peoples, Stafford Smith, Tom Stavrou, Eddie Tadlock, Pam Vitaz, Chuck Wieten, and Amy Wilson

UICA would like to thank the Host Committee Members for their hard work and dedication to Off The Wall 2019.

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