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

Gallery Admission Film Admission
Under Five
Location Hours
2 Fulton West
Grand Rapids, MI 49503
UICA is closed on University Holidays


Frequently asked questions about the Urban Institute for Contemporary Arts in Grand Rapids, MI.

Can't find your question on the list?

Call 616.454.7000 for further inquiries

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 Gallery Ramp located in the same building as UICA. The entrance for The Gallery Ramp is on Commerce Ave. and the ramp is operated by the City of Grand Rapids and city 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.

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 another entrance from The Gallery Parking Ramp at the east side of the parking ramp, on the first floor.

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.