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A Look Inside ‘UNLOADED’ at UICA [Photos]
UNLOADED is a traveling exhibition which explores the historical and social impact of guns. The exhibition at the Urban Institute for Contemporary Arts features the work of more than 20 artists, including former ArtPrize juror and ArtPrize award finalist Mel Chin.
UICA Live Coverage Event [Photos]
The Urban Institute for Contemporary Arts held their 15th annual Live Coverage event on Friday night. Live Coverage featured dozens of artists creating art that is sold via silent auction the same night it is made.
Great Jazz Coming Back in August With GRandJazzFest
GRandJazzFest presented by DTE Energy Foundation returns to Rosa Parks Circle in downtown Grand Rapids, this Aug. 20 and 21, for the fifth annual festival. The popular family-friendly festival, which attracted more than 10,000 people last year, is West Michigan’s only free, weekend-long jazz festiva…
Sister Act, The Musical, Opens at Civic Theatre Next Friday
Who didn't like Sister Act, the movie with Whoopi Goldberg. In fact Sister Act and Sister Act 2: Back in the Habit, were great movies, and were rated as two of the top comedies in movies, ever! They spawned Sister Act, The Musical, and Grand Rapids Civic Theatre has the pleasure on presenting i…
Guns…a new Thought Provoking Exhibit Coming to the UICA
Guns in the American culture are a very hot topic. For, or against, there is no middle ground here, no grey area.
The Urban Institute for Contemporary Arts (UICA) certainly isn't taking sides, but the want the conversation to continue. To encourage that, UNLOADED, an exhibition of works by more than …
ArtPrize Announces New Grants for Artists Worth $55,000
ArtPrize today announced a brand new grant program for 2016. ArtPrize Featured Public Projects will grant $55,000 directly to artists, ranging from $10,000 to $15,000 per project.
The grants will be given to artists for entries at four ArtPrize venues: Vandenberg (Calder) Plaza, Ah-Nab…

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