Drop-in anytime during gallery hours and explore your own creativity with the materials provided in The Studio. This open-source space is the perfect destination for an afternoon or evening of creative fun for the whole family.
Learn more about West Michigan's creative workforce, neighboring cultural organizations, and about ways to engage with Grand Rapids' art-scene with interviews and guest features highlighting our local and regional community members.
The Loft is available during open hours to UICA Members. The stunning space offers views of the Fourth Floor Galleries, a kitchenette, access to restrooms, and features beautiful lounge furniture and boardroom seating provided by Herman Miller. The Loft is the perfect setting to work on a project, study, or collaborate with colleagues.
Host a Private Event.
The Loft is available to rent. Host your next meetings, staff retreat, or reception in our sophisticated setting.
Enhance your visit to UICA with a docent-led tour. Join an experienced volunteer or staff member on a behind the scenes tour of the galleries and learn more about the works on view. Contact Katherine Williams, Community Programs Coordinator at email@example.com to book a tour or to learn more.
Docents are trained volunteers enthusiastic about helping visitors engage with UICA and the artwork in our galleries. This collaboration between our Docents, Education, and Curatorial staff will expand visitor’s experience of contemporary art and UICA, providing a dynamic and welcoming experience for visitors and tours.
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The ArtWorks summer program is a team internship for students interested in actively pursuing a career in studio arts, design, non-profit arts management, museum studies, art education, or other similar careers. Teams of 10–12 students engage with creative challenges that connect educational and artistic resources and services to local neighborhoods. This program empowers and strengthens the contributions made by young adults to their community by valuing their diverse perspectives, opinions, and creative abilities.
ArtWorks is programmed by the Urban Institute for Contemporary Arts, which has been building creative community by fostering new forms of expression, promoting collaboration, and providing genuine experiences with contemporary art for 35+ years.