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Thriller! Chiller! Film Festival at UICA

Do you like to be scared? Are you into scary movies with lots of frights? October 22 through the 25th is the time for you.

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ArtPrize 2014: Detroit Artists Bring Animation Projection to UICA [Video]

"Peralux" from NewD Media is drawing attention. The 2014 ArtPrize entry has been seen in the public vote Top 25.

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ArtPrize 2014: Many Volunteer Opportunities Still Available

It takes hundreds of volunteers for ArtPrize to be successful.

Volunteers are still needed to work directly for ArtPrize and to help at individual venues.

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Something Odd is Happening in Grand Rapids on September 13

Something odd, indeed, is happening. It's the UICA’s OddBall, presented by Law Weathers Attorneys and Counselors, on September 13, 2014 at 7pm. This is UICA’s signature fall gala, now in its fourth year, kicking off the contemporary arts season in West Michigan with a lively party celebrating UICA’s ArtPrize exhibition Collaboration. UICA's sponsors, friends, and fans will come together to raise funds for its year-round exhibitions and events. Many of the artists representing twenty collaborative ArtPrize entries will be at there with their works, including GR Makers, Aaron Nemec, the Actors’ Theatre, and Micah Silver with the Grand Rapids Symphony. The art installations, decor, entertainment, food and drink will happen on all four floors of UICA's building at 2 Fulton West.

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UICA Showing Robin Williams Film ‘What Dreams May Come’ for Charity

UICA in Grand Rapids will hold a special memorial screening of "What Dreams May Come" in honor of Robin Williams on Tuesday, August 26.

Funds raised at the screening will benefit a local mental health agency.

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Open Projector Night Showcase Celebrates West Michigan’s Film Community at UICA Friday

This Friday night, August 22, local filmmakers and their fans will come together to celebrate West Michigan’s growing film community at the Urban Institute for Contemporary Arts’ (UICA’s) second annual Open Projector Night Showcase. It all begins at 8 p.m.

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‘Twin Peaks’ Prequel ‘Fire Walk With Me’ to Play at UICA

"Twin Peaks" was one of the greatest TV shows of all time. It featured David Lynch ("Blue Velvet", "Mulholland Drive") at his best.

Then again, if you like straightforward storylines that follow tired formulas, you may have hated "Twin Peaks".

"Fire Walk With Me" is the prequel to "Twin Peaks" and it's getting a special showing in Grand Rapids.

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2014 ArtPrize Entry Will Allow Fans To Submit Video For Virtual Singing Duet [Video]

Want to be a singer on the big screen?

Want to be in ArtPrize?

This year, you'll have an opportunity to do both at the same time.

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Kendall College of Art and Design + UICA Announce New Collaborative Exhibition

Collaboration is a word not lightly tossed around in Grand Rapids.  Collaboration is what has made this community grow and thrive, and become the envy of communities around the country.  Around these parts, collaboration in the Art world is a key success benchmark, as well.

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Volunteer Opportunities Still Available During ArtPrize – ArtPrize Spotlight 2013

ArtPrize has begun and hundreds of volunteers are hard at work, but some venues still need more help.

Learn about some remaining volunteer opportunities at ArtPrize 2013.

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UICA ‘Live Coverage’ Is Saturday, February 16

Live Coverage is an annual event at the Urban Institute for Contemporary Arts in Grand Rapids.

The event features over 50 artists making art on-the-spot, auctions, food, music, and more.

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UICA End Of The World Party Is December 21, 2012

December 21 may be the end of the world as we know it...but I feel fine.

Then again, just in case, why not check out the UICA's "End of the World" party on Friday, December 21?

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