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Off the Wall

Off The Wall
May 15, 2018,  6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

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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 presents visionary performances by artists, musicians, spoken-word poets, singers, and dancers. Watch and listen as artists challenge the conventions of the performing arts, reveal original works, and experiment with new material in UICA’s galleries. 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 and Cakabakery, and a cash bar featuring select wines and craft beers.     

UICA Members: $35
Public: $50

Master of Ceremonies

DJ Adrian Butler will join UICA on May 15
as the Master of Ceremonies.

Photo: Leigh Ann Cobb for CreativeMornings GR

Featured Performers


Actors' Theatre

6:55 pm - 7:05 pm

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Dance in the Annex in collaboration with Fiona Dickinson
Contemporary dance with live accompaniment

7:10 pm - 7:25 pm 

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Funny Girls
Sketch comedy

7:30 pm - 7:45 pm


Les Créatif
Modern music

8:30 pm - 9:00 pm 


Plant Parenthood
Improv comedy

8:15 pm - 8:30 pm 

Brianne Ross
Spoken-word poetry

7:50 pm - 8:10 pm

Zachary Trebellas
Performance Art

6:30 pm - 6:50 pm

Grace VanHoven
Vocal Performance

6:15 pm - 6:25 pm


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

UICA thanks the following for their support of Off The Wall:

Partner SponsorConduit Studio
Performance Sponsor: Alliance Beverage Distributing
Artist SponsorsSteelcase, Varnum LLP
Contributing Sponsors: CakabakeryFleurology Designs, and San Chez Bistro
Media Sponsor: WGVU

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

Host Committee

Glenn Goodfellow, Jon Prins, Stafford Smith, Tom Starvou, Eddie Tadlock, Lydia VanHoven, Chuck Wieten, Amy Wilson, Hyun Yoo

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

Later Event: May 16
Open Projector Night 21