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UICA “Live Coverage” Fundraiser is May 16 With Some Nifty Upgrades

 

The Urban Institute for Contemporary Arts (UICA) announced a list of participating artists, live entertainment, and bidding upgrades for the 2015 event presented by Wolverine World Wide. UICA’s centerpiece fundraising event happens on May 16, and the proceeds support UICA’s Artworks summer program for teens, community programs, and exhibitions year-round.

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UICA Art Discussion With Joshua Rogers is May 8

The UICA will present a one-night-only discussion with Joshua Rogers, the collector behind their current contemporary art exhibition Power Objects: The Future Has a Primitive Heart. UICA Executive Director Miranda Krajniak will moderate the May 8 talk, which begins at 7 pm. Attendees to this free event can also pre-order the exhibition catalog, currently in production at Hat and Beard Press.

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Live Coverage at UICA is Back May 16 and Looking for Volunteers

Live Coverage, UICA’s largest and liveliest fundraiser of the year, is back! But, the needs your help. Show what a supporter of contemporary art you are by volunteering for this exciting event. Live Coverage features dozens of artists creating works on-site to be auctioned off later in the evening Guests will enjoy an art auction, live entertainment, delicious food, and a cash bar.

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UICA Raising Funds for Exit Space Project for Murals in Downtown Grand Rapids

The Urban Institute for Contemporary Arts in Grand Rapids is about $1,000 short of its $10,000 fundraising goal for Exit Space Project.

Exit Space Project would bring art installations to public places in Grand Rapids.

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UICA Calling all Artists for new Murals Downtown This Spring

The Urban Institute for Contemporary Arts’ (UICA) public art program Exit Space Project just released an open call for artist proposals for a series of murals to be installed in downtown Grand Rapids this spring. The project, which is partially funded by Downtown Grand Rapids, Inc., will place several pieces of vibrant public art within the downtown boundaries.

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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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Ping Pong at the UICA for LaughFest

Urban Institute for Contemporary Arts (UICA) is partnering with LaughFest to host a ping-pong tournament and drop-in play at UICA’s newly opened Art Commons during the comedy festival benefiting Gilda’s Club Grand Rapids.

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UICA is Opening Their new Art Commons

In response to the growing demand for interdisciplinary art shows and events, and the need for a flexible space, the Urban Institute for Contemporary Arts (UICA) announced the creation of their new Art Commons, opening in early 2014.

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UICA Will Celebrate in February With “Live Art”

"Live Art" comes to The Urban Institute for Contemporary Arts in February.

Your expected question would be...what is Live Art?

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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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UICA Needs Our Help

No one has to tell me that we have been living through a very tough economy  the past three years or so.  Everyone and everything has been affected.  The Urban Institute of Contemporary Arts is no exception. 

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UICA announces Grand Opening

Staff at the Urban Institute for Contemporary Arts were to announce today their new building at 2 W. Fulton St. officially will open with a ribbon-cutting ceremony on July 25, with a free community open house on July 31.

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