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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.

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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.

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Sexual Assault Documentary to be Shown at UICA September 15

The Urban Institute for Contemporary Arts (UICA) will present a free screening of The Hunting Ground, a powerful documentary that underscores the widespread problem of campus sexual assault, along with a complementary panel discussion featuring West Michigan community leaders advocating for change, on September 15 at 8:00 pm. The screening is supported by the YWCA West Central Michigan.

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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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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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Grand Rapids’ Top 5 Spring Break Events For Kids

Staying in Grand Rapids over spring break is a little easier this year. Our warm March has already given us a taste of summer making missing out on a trip south easier to handle than most years...

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UICA Holiday Artists’ Market Is Tonight And Saturday

What do you get for Christmas for the person who has everything?  And where do you get it?

The UICA Holiday Artists' Market is a good place to start.

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UICA Receives Award From First Lady Michelle Obama

The Urban Institute for Contemporary Arts was one of over 471 programs nominated for the National Arts and Humanities Youth Program award.  Only 12 were chosen as winners.

The National Arts and Humanities Youth Program award is the nation's highest honor for after-school arts and humanities programs.

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UICA Opening New Film Theatre In Grand Rapids

There's a new movie theater opening in Grand Rapids.

This Thursday is the official opening of the Urban Institute for Contemporary Art's new film theatre.  The theatre is located at the UICA at Fulton/Division in downtown Grand Rapids.

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Volunteers Needed At ArtPrize Venues

ArtPrize begins September 21 and volunteers are still needed.

You may volunteer through ArtPrize or directly through a venue.  ArtPrize Exhibition Centers such as UICA, GRAM, Grand Rapids Public Museum, and Cathedral Square recruit their own volunteers for ArtPrize.  They are all still in need of additional help.

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UICA Offers Free Admission At New Location On Sunday

The Urban Institute for Contemporary Arts has moved into their new location at 2 West Fulton Street.  They held a ribbon cutting ceremony on Monday.  On Sunday, the public will have a chance to view their new home for free at Community Day.

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UICA Holding Auction Prior To Move

Get warmed up for garage sale season this week as the Urban Institute for Contemporary Arts holds an online auction in preparation for the move to their new location on Fulton...

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