Do you accept artist submissions?
Yes. Exhibition opportunities are presented at Apply for a Show. All submissions are received through a web based service called SlideRoom. UICA will not accept written submissions by mail.

Where can I park?
The most convenient parking is The City of Grand Rapids parking ramp called The Gallery Ramp. The ramp is located in the same structure as UICA, with the vehicle entrance for The Gallery Ramp on Commerce Avenue. The ramp is operated by the City of Grand Rapids and city parking rates apply. One hour of free parking is also available in the Monroe Center Ramp located one block northwest of UICA.

Where can I store my backpack/coat/loaf of bread?
Storage is available in UICA’s coat closet, located by the Guest Services desk in the main lobby.

Do you have group admission rates?
Yes. Groups of 10 or more will received $4 admission per person. We encourage you to contact for more information prior to visiting with a large group.

Can you appraise works of art?
No. You can find a certified appraiser at

Do you allow dogs in the museum?
Service animals are always welcome in the museum. We ask that other dogs remain at home.

I cannot find your front door. Help me.
Our front door is located at the corner of Fulton St. and Division St. There is an exit to The Gallery Parking Ramp at the east side of the parking ramp, on the first floor, you can ask for details regarding this exit at guest services.

Can I take pictures in the museum?
You are welcome to take photographs in the museum for your personal, non-commercial use, unless otherwise posted in a specific gallery. All commercial or portrait shoots must be scheduled in advance outside of regular museum hours. Rental and staffing fees may apply. All photo requests, including requests for images of objects or the building for publication, can be directed to

Do you have seating in the galleries?
Benches and chairs are available on every floor. If you have specific requests, please contact a staff person upon arrival.

Can I bring my stroller?
Yes. Strollers are permitted throughout the museum.

Can I bring my toddler?
Yes. Children age 5 and under are free.

Is the museum wheelchair accessible?
Yes. UICA’s doors, galleries, elevators, offices, restrooms and public spaces are all wheelchair accessible.

I’m a first time visitor. What should I know about visiting a gallery?
Please do…
…check in umbrellas, large bags, and backpacks* to the Front Desk or coat room.
…take and share photographs of your experience at UICA.
…ask questions about the artwork and exhibitions.
…walk to enjoy your time in the galleries
…finish or dispose of outside food or beverage before entering the galleries.

Please do not…
…touch the artwork.
…smoke or user vaporizers in the galleries or on the terrace.
…bring balloons into the galleries.


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